Spring Cleaning the Fridge – Don’t forget underneath!

cartoons, comic, humor, ice | April 26, 2013 | By

Doghouse Diaries comic where a stick figure drops a piece of ice, looks around, considers picking it up, and chooses to kick it under the fridge instead.

You all have done this, right? I know many of us would joke about it being what a bachelor would do, but come on, sometimes it’s just sooo far to the floor to pick up that lonely piece of ice.

And really, how often do you clean under the fridge anyway? I highly doubt that many of you even remember the last time you cleaned under there. By kicking the ice under, though, it’ll melt and hopefully run forward and bring some of the dirt and dust from underneath it with it.

If your floor isn’t tilted enough, kick more ice under there. Depending on your floor surface, eventually it should start to warp under there and THEN it will surely work as intended, cleaning the floor underneath. At least this is how I justify it….and what separates me from the lazy bachelors. ;)

Chocolate ice cubes – Spice up and choclify your drink

Chocolate ice cubes for cold chocolate milk with coffee or slushie

Oh yes they did. At first, I just thought it was a clever way of making chocolate milk. It’s definitely a great way to keep the milk cold all the way to the bottom instead of making it halfway through a glass and realizing it’s room temperature.

Instead, though, this isn’t just chocolate. This particular variety has dark chocolate and instant coffee with vanilla milk for a sweet treat instead of plain ol’ chocolate milk. It was also mentioned to play around with other ingredients like pepper for a kick of spice. Yum.

Chocolate ice

  • 200ml milk
  • 50ml water
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee (optional)
  • 70g dark chocolate (66%)

Milk with Vanilla

  • 600ml milk
  • 60g sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod

Full instructions for making each are at The Mixer. If Google doesn’t automatically translate it for you, there’s an option on the right-hand side to put it in English.

Party tip – Serve ice in a colander & clean your rabbit hutch

animals, barbecue, ice, parties, summer, tips | September 23, 2011 | By

Source – The Kitchn/Real Simple

I wish I would’ve seen this tip ages ago. You know how at summer barbecues, every drink is better with ice (whether it’s in the drink or the drink has been chilling in it)?

Well to keep it from eventually turning into a bowl of water with some floating frozen pieces, place the ice in a colander over a bowl instead. A commenter suggested going with a plastic one instead, because metal might attract and conduct heat.

For a cooler, it could be worth grabbing a piece of chicken wire…..no….rabbit hutch….stuff. Hold that thought.


*asks a friend*

*calls mother* Why didn’t I start there? Duh.

Let’s try this again. It could be worth grabbing a piece of “14-gauge galvanized wire mesh (1″ x 1″ openings)” :P You have that just laying around, right? We always did….

Hi bunny!! That’s 14-gauge galvanized wire mesh, by the way. Oh yeah…

Anywho, if you have any “screen, mesh, wiring, fencing” that could create a makeshift shelf in the bottom of a cooler, it could work well for the same idea. If you go with something flimsier like chicken wire, double it over and make two smaller shelves in the bottom so it doesn’t cave in the middle. A couple inches tall should suffice.

But yeah, colanders…. Nice tip….