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Marthas Vs Homeschool Moms Way

Funny Home-school Comparisons

Martha’s way #1: Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips.

Homeschool Mom’s Way: Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for Pete’s sake; you are probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it anyway.


Martha’s way #2: Use a meat baster to “squeeze” your pancake batter onto the hot griddle and you’ll get perfectly shaped pancakes every time.

Homeschool Mom’s Way: Buy the precooked kind you nuke in the microwave for 30 seconds. The hard part is getting them out of the plastic bag.


Martha’s way #3: To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

Homeschool Mom’s Way: Buy Hungry Jack mashed potato mix and keep it in the pantry for up to a year.


Martha’s way #4: To prevent eggshells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before hard-boiling.


Homeschool Mom’s Way: Who cares if they crack, aren’t you going to take the shells off anyway?


Martha’s way #5: To get the most juice out of fresh lemons, bring them to room temperature and roll them under your palm against the kitchen counter before squeezing.

Homeschool Mom’s Way: Sleep with the lemons in between the mattress and box springs.


Martha’s way #6: To easily remove burnt-on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on stovetop.

Homeschool Mom’s Way: Eat at Chili’s every night and avoid cooking.


Martha’s way #7: Spray your Tupperware with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in tomato based sauces and there won’t be any stains.

Homeschool Mom’s Way: Feed your garbage disposal and there won’t be any leftovers.


Martha’s way #8: When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won’t be any white mess on the outside of the cake.

Homeschool Mom’s Way: Go to the bakery. They’ll even decorate it for you.


Martha’s way #9: If you accidentally over salt a dish while it’s still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant “fix me up”

Homeschool Mom’s Way: If you over salt a dish while you are cooking, that’s too damn bad. My motto: I made it and you will eat it and I don’t care how bad it tastes.


Martha’s way #10: Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.

Homeschool Mom’s Way: Celery? Never heard of the stuff.


Martha’s way #11: Brush some beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.

Homeschool Mom’s Way: The Mrs. Smith frozen pie directions do not include brushing egg whites over the crust and so I don’t do it.


Martha’s way #12: Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it.

Homeschool Mom’s Way: Brown sugar is supposed to be “soft”?


Martha’s way #13: When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn’s natural sweetness.

Homeschool Mom’s Way: The only kind of corn I buy comes in a can.


Martha’s way #14: To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool, salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh, but if it rises to the surface, throw it away.

Homeschool Mom’s Way: Eat, cook, or use the egg anyway. If you feel bad later, you will know it wasn’t fresh.


Martha’s way #15: Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.

Homeschool Mom’s Way: Martha, dear, the only reason this works is because you can’t rub a lime on your forehead without getting lime juice in your eye, and then the problem isn’t the headache anymore, it is because you are now blind.


Martha’s way #16: Don’t throw out all that leftover wine. Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.

Homeschool Mom’s Way: Leftover wine?


Martha’s way #17: If you have a problem opening jars: Try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non slip grip that makes opening jars easy.

Homeschool Mom’s Way: Go ask the very cute neighbor to do it.


Martha’s way #18: Potatoes will take food stains off your fingers. Just slice and rub raw potato on the stains and rinse with water.

Homeschool Mom’s Way: Mashed potatoes will now be replacing the anti-bacterial soap in the handy dispenser next to my sink.


Martha’s way #19: Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer.

§ Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china.

§ Clean a vase. To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets.

§ Polish jewelry. Drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes.


§ Clean a thermos bottle. Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka-Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary).


Homeschool Mom’s Way: Put your jewelry, vases, and thermos in the toilet. Add some Alka-Seltzer and you have solved a whole bunch of problems at once.

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