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The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies. According to legend, the symbol began with the sea captains of New England who would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside their home to let the community know of their safe return home and to invite friends to visit and share their hospitality.

Likewise, we hope Pineapple Hill Designs boutique will make you feel “Welcome”! We know how important it is to find something special for that certain someone or just the right accessory to complete a room. We believe everyday is a day to celebrate, and we have just the thing to help you create something special out of the ordinary.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tuesday Tip

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil TIP
(I love this!) My friend Sharon, gave me this tip:
I had to go into the kitchen and check this out for myself. Whoever looks at the end of your aluminum foil box? You know when you try to pull some foil out and the roll comes out of the box. Then you have to put the roll back in the box and start over. The darn roll always comes out at the wrong time. Well, I would like to share this with you. Yesterday I went to throw out an empty Reynolds foil box and for some reason I turned it and looked at the end of the box. And written on the end it said,
Press here to lock end. Right there on the end of the box is a tab to lock the roll in place. How long has this little locking tab been there? I then looked at a generic brand of aluminum foil and it had one, too. I then looked at a box of Saran wrap and it had one too! I can’t count the number of times the Saran wrap roll has jumped out when I was trying to cover something up. I’m sharing this with my friends. I hope I’m not the only person that didn’t know about this.
15 Awesome Uses for Aluminum Foil
by Anna Sattler
  1. When my scissors get dull, I layer about 7 pieces of foil and cut through them, and the scissors are sharp once again.
  2. I often forget to take my gold wedding ring and my silver cross ring off my fingers when I am doing dishes or grubbing around the house, so I put them in aluminum foil and put in some salt solution and leave it overnight. The next morning they look like new.
  3. Sometimes I go on a baking streak, and I find my brown sugar has gotten hard. To soften the sugar, I wrap it in foil and bake it in a 300 degree oven for 5 minutes. To keep it soft, I leave it wrapped in the foil and enclose in a labeled ziploc bag.
  4. Ball up some foil and use it to clean the gunk off your grill. It cleans just as well as a wire scrub brush.
  5. Makes great gift wrapping paper in a pinch and can be decorated as you wish.
  6. I use foil to clean the baked on gunk off my pots and pans. It works just as well as a steel wool scrub pad.
  7. Wrap your hardware and doorknobs in foil so that they don't get dripped on when you are painting,
  8. Half way through the baking process, take a length of foil and wrap around the edge of your pie, securing with a metal paper clip. This will prevent your crust from browning too much.
  9. Roll a double thickness of heavy duty foil into a cone shape, snip off the end, and use as a pouring funnel.
  10. Use it as a temporary piping bag or pastry bag by rolling it into a double thickness and leaving just a tiny hole at the pointed end. Fold down the top of the cone so nothing oozes out or twist the top closed.
  11. Put a length of foil on your oven rack to catch spills. Many pizzas have instructions that tell you to bake the pizza on the rack, but what a mess that can make. Putting the pizza on cooking sprayed foil will save a big mess.
  12. Since I love grilled vegetables, especially mushrooms, I top them with some butter and whatever herb or spice I am in the mood for, wrap them in a foil packet and give them to my husband to put on the grill with the steaks.
  13. To prevent stuck on food in my baking pans and cookie sheets, I will line them with foil. It cuts down on cleaning time and leaves my pans looking just as good as they did when they went into the oven. Rinse off the sheets if they are not to disastrous and save them for another baking session, or rinse them off and put them in your recycling bin.
  14. To prevent static electricity in your clothing, throw a small crumpled up ball of foil into your dryer.
  15. For clothing items that can't take direct heat, such as rayon, silk, and wool, you can get the wrinkles out by placing a piece of foil on your ironing board. Put the garment over the foil, and pass 3 inches above the garment several times with the iron, holding down the steam button the entire time. The wet heat from the foil with rid the garment of wrinkles.


dreamit said...

I had no idea! and the uses....

Peace, L♥ve, Applesauce said...

Awesome.. Thank you so much!!

Annemarie said...

I had no idea that was there!! I'm excited to go check & lock my foil and saran wrap!!
That is so funny..

monstermash said...

Wow. You learn something new everyday. I never knew!

stblooms said...

Cool! I didn't have a clue. Thanks:)

sewpink said...

I can't get over that I never knew that was on the end of the box!

Nana said...

Hmmmmm. Where do you come up w/ this stuff. Very cool. I am going to throw a wadded piece up under my skirt. I'll tell ya how it works out.

Pineapple Hill said...

Please do Nana!