For Christmas this year my fashionista, socialista 7 year old niece Parker Belle gave me the brilliant book; 211 Things A Cleverl Girl Can Do by Bunty Cutler. This cheeky little handbook is loaded with insightful and sophisticated tips for the oddest of situations to everyday life all while maintaining a lady like demeanor. With step by step directions for issues like “How to descend a staircase in high heels” to “How to build a pioneer log cabin”, this book covers all the bases.
Browsing through the book I stumbled upon a very useful passage titled “How to Rescue a Meal That’s Gone Wrong.” Unfortunately I wasn’t blessed with the talent to cook. In fact, my chef skills are limited to microwaving and reheating. Hence this rescuing a meal thing is right up my alley. According to Ms. Bunty Cutler every girl should know to a bit of culinary first aid. These are a few of her tips:
Too Lumpy: If you’re making a gravy or sauce that is too lumpy, simply pour it through a strainer.
Too Salty: Add more water
Burnt: If you’re using a saucepan, immediately remove the top layer as this is usually last to get burnt.
Too Spicy: Add a bit of vodka or whole milk to dilute the spiciness.
For complete directions and tips you can find this passage in Chapter 3 Life of the Party.