Dec 15, 2011

Use Heat Therapy Corn Bag to Keep Food Hot

 Guest Writer: Ruth Morse
A corny idea.
I've been attending a weekly ladies' Bible study at church this fall. We are using a Beth Moore DVD series on the life of David. It's a great time. We have a special group of ladies, a fantastic leader and are learning so much.

Being Baptist, though, we do like to have a snack whenever we meet. I signed up for a week in November. Dug out an old yummy Applesauce Spice Muffin recipe and conned Jim into doing most of the work. I'm no fool!

These muffins are great, but better when they are warm. What to do? I am not one of these super-organized women who has tucked away every conceivable kind of container/casserole/carrier/gizmo you'd ever wish to own, for any circumstance of life. I did have a very nice basket...... 

AHA! Me thinks!!

Here's what I came up with. And, being a bit OCD, I did practice this at home instead of just taking a chance and winging it! What you need if you want to follow my almost-brilliant idea:
  • A nice big basket
  • Muffins baked in paper cupcake cups
  • A linen tea towel
  • A microwave place
  • A corn bag!!
Yup, that's the key. A good, old fashioned, homemade corn bag. You know, the microwavable kind that you use for aches and pains. 
After several trial runs, this was the best plan. Warm the corn bag in the microwave for 2 minutes. Nestle the bag in the bottom of your basket. Put the muffins on a microwave plate and warm for, say 16 seconds, depending on the power of the microwave you are using. You may need to do this in batches. The muffins do not need to be hot. You take the chance of creating hockey pucks of you over-micro them. Less is best! Just a bit warm is all you need.

Take the muffins off the plate and place them directly on the toasty corn bag and cover with linen towel. The muffins stayed warm for at least 45 minutes! Amazing, huh? 

...and one more thing......
uh, I'll get back to you when I remember it.
The Cheap Senior Citizen is a Guest Writer who occasionally shares helpful hints she has learned through her experience.

1 comment:

Patti S. said...

I love her spices organizer!!