So simple and makes a big impact with your other party creations. Simple cut a pumpkin at the top where it starts to curve to make its way to the stem. Clean it out and scrap. Add drinks and pack with ice around the drinks. Pumpkins stays good for a long time since the ice keeps it cool so it doesn’t spoil.
So you are at a party and find yourself looking at glasses on the table and wondering which one is yours? Nope – not going to do it. I’ll just get another one. This leaves the host with lots of extra glasses to clean and sometimes makes it hard on other guests as the glasses are all used up! Heres a simple solution – use a variation of colors and thicknesses of rubber bands to make glasses identifiable. Problem solved!
Thoroughly clean can and dry — Paint or decoupage the outside of can with a unique design — Seal with polyurethane — You will need a (minimum size of) 18 inch galvanized bolt (about 2.50 at a hardware store) with a washer and nut. Puncture hole in bottom of can and push the bolt through from the inside of can until head in at the bottom. Under the can on the bolt add a washer and then secure the nut tightly. The longer bolt you use the better. You can also polyurethane the entire can, nut, washer and bolt once done to give a nice shiny presentation and to help prevent rust.
Originally posted at: http://foodstorageandsurvival.com/how-to-make-rice-water/
Making rice water is really easy and uses ingredients right out of your food storage. Rice water is useful when somebody is having stomach issues like vomiting or diarrhea. It is calming to the upset stomach, amazingly bland, starchy, and gets some nutrients in your patient.
To make rice water you need rice and water, that’s all. Put two tablespoons of rice in a pot with 1 cup of water. Don’t add salt. You don’t get a cup of rice water from a cup of water because some of it soaks into the rice. I double or triple this and refrigerate the leftovers.
Bring the water to a boil and boil until the rice is tender. Strain the rice out and the milky liquid that is left is rice water. You can eat the rice, add it to a soup or casserole, or feed it to the chickens if you want. If you boil too long, your rice water will be pretty thick. You can just thin it back down with some regular water if it’s thicker than you’d like.
Let the rice water cool before serving it to your patient. You can drink it warm or cold. Great for queasy tummies young or old.