Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Recycled soap – Ecological, thriftalogical, or just logical?

Yesterday, when walking through our kitchen, I noticed my wife pulling something like cookie dough out of the oven. It wasn’t cookie dough in color though. It was an interesting swirl of sky blue, white and tan. She was quickly stirring the weird batter in a bowl and then she spooned it out in a baking dish, spreading it to to an even consistency, like brownies. I quickly caught on that this substance wasn’t going to pile up on a plate for hungry teenagers. It was old bars of soap that got too small in the bathrooms to use. She was hoarding them in soap bar boxes under the sink. I often noticed them but didn’t make much of it (other than the fact that I needed to keep an eye on her hoarding).

Anyway, she let them cool, then cut them up like brownies and I gotta say, “What a great idea!” We got an extra twelve bars of soap out of the process. So, while this blog isn’t in Procter & Gamble’s best interest, it is a great plumber’s tip to make those too-liitle bars of soap have extra life instead of ending up in a landfill. It’s also old-school thrifty in a tough economy.

Now on to pressing tomatoes into paste, jarring and storing them in the basement root cellar. For this thrifty recipe, call Ray at Allied Reddi-Rooter: 513-396-5300.