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Get a sturdy tray with a rim. I would recommend a model that can be cleaned easily (e.g. plastic) and is rather sturdy, so that it doesn’t warp or bend when it’s lifted up or set on the bed. That will give you basically a “table without legs”, or a solid surface on which you can place lots of different things that are prone to spilling, rolling away or ...


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To reheat such things, my father would Put the roll into a wet brown (kraft) paper bag. Roll or fold the open end of the bag closed Put it into a pre-heated oven to warm. (The wet paper bag kept the roll moist while the contents were reheated.) When the bag was dry, the roll was ready. Unroll the roll and enjoy. Good luck and Bon appetit.


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When dining alone at a restaurant, how can you indicate you're coming back when temporarily leaving the table? Simply put a note on the table that you will return momentarily. Some restaurants do have cards already made for such occasions such as: Do not disturb, customer will return. There are several places that do this where I live with pre-made signage ...


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I've thought about leaving some personal effects on the table As you already guessed, it is not a good idea. However, waiters are usually around all the time, so you can just address one of them (preferably the one which attends your table) that you leave temporarily, and you will return. And that you expect that the table should not be cleaned.


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I had the same problem, a ton of reusable bags at home and none with me at the store when I needed. So I got one of those foldable bags that come inside a tiny pocket of sorts (whose purpose is just to keep it folded). The bag when folded reduces to about the size of a cigarette pack more or less, but unfolded is big enough for an impromptu shopping. And ...


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I leave the cutlery in the "unfinished" position to indicate, well, that I have not finished the meal. I also leave a personal item of no value to others, such as a pair of spectacles. If the waiter clears a place that has a plate with uneaten food, and cutlery signing the "unfinished" message, go and see the head waiter and complain.


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How to eat a big burger? When in Cache Creek,BC I always stop in at Hungry Herbies and eat their enormous Monster Burgers. No matter which way you decide to eat your burger, you will end up losing something of the word etiquette. Nevertheless, this is what I find helpful when eating burgers that only the Flintstones can truly enjoy. Before cutting the ...


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If there's a crust or a layer of salt on the outside, put them into a cloth (like a clean kitchen towel or a clean pillow case) and rub them for a while. This should remove the salt from the seeds and you can sieve it out. If there's no visible salt on them, they were probably soaked in salt water and absorbed it. It's basically impossible to remove all the ...


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The crumbly stuff is in a container, whether it's in a bag, a bowl, or on a plate. I always tip the container up to my lips and pour the crumbs in! (You need your hands for that process but your hands never need to touch the messy food.) Bonus lifehack: For anything at the bottom of a bag, like the last few tortilla chip crumbs, I always cut off the top of ...


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For the crumbs at the bottom of a bag of chips, hold the bag with the opening on top, make it (almost) flat, and slowly rotate it about 45 degrees it while shaking it a little bit, so that the crumbs end up in a corner. Continue to rotate and shake it, while forming a small lip which easily fits into your mouth. Once the bag is rotated slightly more than 90 ...


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If the premise is really “as it was when I bought it”, the answer is “you can’t”. If you are ok with the yufka getting a bit (or quite) soggy and veggies or salad limp, you can pop the whole roll, still wrapped in the foil, into a warm oven. Everything between 80C and maybe 150 C should work, heating time depends on various parameters like thickness of the ...


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You can make a more nutritious soup by heating the broth (from a can or a cube/powder) to a strong boil in your kettle and pouring it over thinly sliced vegetables, plus some noodles and egg if you wish. You can hard boil or soft boil eggs in the shell using a kettle without much mess. You may be able to poach as well (using the freezer bag method as ...


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All you gotta do is use a butter knife and lightly hit the egg with it until it cracks enough for you to break it.


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The freshest eggs are the hardest to peel, but when I got my 2 pet chickens I learned how to peel even soft boiled eggs that are fresh out of the chicken. Since it isn't necessary to refrigerate newly laid eggs, I can drop them directly into boiling water without them breaking and experimented with the timing until I found that 4 1/2 minutes was the perfect ...


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Insulation does not keep things cool or hot, it just slows heat transfer. In the end, the temperature in the cooler will stay at roughly the average car temperature. If you want to keep it cool, freeze two bottles of water (squeezing out a little bit so it doesn't expand enough to break the bottle). Each day, exchange the melted water bottle with the frozen ...


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I debated long and hard before deciding to add my answer to this challenging call for a satisfying lifehack eschewing the use of any apparatus beyond one's essential corporeal being. I sincerely feel that the only proper way to finish a bag of finger food when you're munching with your fingers is to… (wait for it)… use your fingers; but, technique is key (...


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Just put a big stack of the used bags in your car so you can't leave home to go shopping without them. If you forget to bring one into the store with you, run back to the car and grab one, as suggested by BrettFromLA.


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I can't get into the physics of it, but here's how it works for me. Place the burritos evenly (not on top of eachother) with space around them and don't use max power. I use about half my microwaves power when reheating. Heat them for about a minute and let them sit for almost as long. Turn them over and repeat. My experience is that smaller portions are ...


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There are many "food hacks" or "bachelor recipes" that use only a kettle to prepare a meal. Some of them include: First put some water into the kettle (at least enough to completely cover the heating coils). Put foods into a freezer bag, then hang the bag into the kettle. It must not touch the heating coils. It's best to pull then opening over the rim of ...


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Instead of shopping bags, let me introduce you to my replacement solution: The Bin Unlike with shopping bags, you can carry all of your groceries in one trip! I just throw everything into the bin and then carry it inside the house. This also saves time in the parking lot, because you can just carry the bin instead of wheeling a cart out and putting it away ...


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Squish the burger - I actually enjoy the texture of a denser sandwich more. Eat some of the ingredients inevitably coming out of the sides - In your picture, it seems like that burger has chips in it. I like to take some of those out and eat them individually; this also helps if I end up not liking them, I take them out before enjoying the rest of the burger....


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Squishing the burger will generally get you a long way. The bun is mostly air, and there is a lot of space between the different ingredients. With the flat of your hand, press on the top of the burger. Then pick it up with both hands, maintaining pressure to keep it squished. If this isn't enough, you can try (in this same configuration) taking a bite ...


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Notes: depending on how the seeds were salted, it may happen that the salt is already impregnated in the core. In this case, you cannot really remove the salt. I really hope that the seeds still have the shell, and that the salt is on their shell. Otherwise, you are in the case of Note 1 above. You do not have many options to get rid of the extra salt: ...


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Something that's been suggested to me is to use chopsticks. You can eat all kinds of sticky food without it sticking to your fingers. I don't know if that counts as a "tool", though. Chips with cheese/chive/etc flavoring, fries, small crumbs, you name it. The Chinese say that a master with chopsticks can pick up a single grain of rice.


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Take the package and roll them up, as you might do with a stack of paper. The wraps will separate so you can remove them one at a time without them sticking together.


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fill 1/4 with hot water, add a few drops of dish soap, put the lid on and shake vigorously for 30 seconds, rinse it out and done


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Colas go "flat" because of loss of CO2. The only way to keep the CO2 in solution is to prevent it from getting out. While the bottle is sealed, the liquid reaches an equilibrium where the partial pressure of CO2 outside the liquid (but still inside the bottle - the little "air" space at the top) is equal to the partial pressure of CO2 inside the liquid. As ...


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I have found, even after trying some of these methods, that if you take the tuna out of the can and squeeze it in a ball as hard as you can with your hands, you'll get even more water out.


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You can pre heat the oven to around 170 degrees then put the slices off brioche in the oven, on a baking tray, for around 5 minutes. Works a treat!


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Mouthwash. I really tried everything. All the household chemical's, vinegar, soda, coffee, truck wash acid, even brake cleaner. Removed the fridge from the camper and soaked it in the water, nothing. Then for the last I tried mouthwash and it worked. After cleaning I rubbed the plastic with natural oliveoil and now it smells like new.


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