Site Admin and Retro Saturday 9/18/2010

Heather says:

If you like the chore post-it note here on Home Ec 101, I have good news. I’ve added, thanks to the design talent of Janet Edens, a printable version of the weekly chore schedule. Print out the chore chart and voilà you’re set. If you’re the type that loves to cross things off, just slip that bad boy into a page protector and use a dry erase marker.

Remember, it’s not really about the day of the week, just that the chores are accomplished over a week’s time to keep the mess from accumulating.

Now for the retro portion of the show.

Each week I dive back into the archives and dig up the best of previous years. Home Ec 101 is turning into a big site and a lot of old content is still relevant. This gives new readers a chance to see at what’s lurking beneath the surface.

Ready? Here we go.

All the way back in 2007,  a reader asked for advice on how to keep a toddler out of mischief.

In 2008 we have How to Freeze Bell Peppers which is surprisingly one of the most popular pages on this site. Also that week, I shared a recipe for peas and almonds which uses frozen peas and makes a great autumn side dish.

And just last year?


I think I was hungry and expecting guests. I shared a dangerously good breakfast recipe, sausage pinwheels with gravy.

I followed that up with my recipe for lasagna, which if I can be bold enough to say so is not-to-be missed. If you aren’t a fan of lasagna, just make the sauce for use over spaghetti noodles.

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Lucy on September 19, 2010 at 8:23 am

    I freeze oodles of peppers uaing your method. Last year they were from my garden (yay!) but this year said garden produced zero peppers, just cute leafy plants, so I bought peppers on sale to freeze. The sale was good and the savings over winter-bought peppers considerable. Oh, and the garden is entirely my fault as I didn't give it enough attention.
    I've been waiting to shock my hubby with the sausage pinwheels with gravy – I need to get some better sausage, as what we have from our last pig is pretty bland.
    The chore list is a great idea. I have a different schedule but keep it in the sheet protector and us the dry-erase marker – a method that totally rocks in many applications!

  2. Candy on September 18, 2010 at 9:04 am

    You are just too cool for words! Making a chore list based on your methods was on my to do list today and what do you know, it is DONE! Thank you soooo much!

    • HeatherSolos on September 18, 2010 at 12:34 pm

      Yay! I helped you cross something off the list. Now, if only some things on my own list would magically disappear, I'd be set.

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