Friday, April 24, 2009

5-Minute Homemaking Tips - Enrichment Activity

Last night we had an Enrichment Activity called 5-Minute Homemaking Tips. We had 10 people sign up to give a 5-minute homemaking tip. Two more people showed up with tips so we had a total of 12 presenters. The first two took longer than 5 minutes so we were trying to rush along but it was a lot of fun and tons of good information was shared. These were the 12 things we learned:
  • How to make dinner rolls (a fast and easy way)
  • How to plan dinner menus for the week
  • How to use your camera on your cell phone to make your grocery list
  • How to organize all your day to day papers in a binder
  • How to make a homemade teeth whitening solution
  • How to make wall hangings from pine boards
  • How to make an appetizer plate of tomatoes, cheese, basil, and avocados
  • How to enhance your reusable shopping bags (I did this one - I'll add pictures later)
  • How to quickly turn your rubber gloves inside out to dry
  • How to fold a fitted bed sheet, and then fold all together the fitted bed sheet, flat sheet and pillowcases
  • How to make chocolate chip cookie bars in less then five minutes (we timed her it only took her 2 1/2 minutes to get them mixed and into the pan)
  • How to clean all the germy items on an airplane (did you know people change their babies on the food trays)
We had a great time and we had a great turn out as well. At the end of the presentations we ate the rolls (that were baking during the presentations) with honey butter and we also ate the items on the appetizer tray. Since we didn't have time to bake the cookie bars, we all just put a scoop of cookie dough on our plates.

May is going to be "All Service Month" We have tons of things planned and I will add information about our meetings/activities as we do them. Our theme is "Mission Ispossible" And we are all going to be Secret Service Agents. I've had the song "Secret Service Man" playing in my head for about a week now as I've been planning our events!

1 comment:

  1. i want to know how to fold a fitted sheet! you should pass the info along