Want to hear something funny? At least, I found it funny. On Sunday, my sister gave me her old coffeemaker. I figured I could make a pot of regular and decaf when I have people over. This coffeepot uses flat bottom coffee filters. I only had the cone type, so today I purchased the flat ones. Well, the package of 200 was on sale for the price of 100, so of course, I bought 200 even though we don't even drink coffee. I was looking at the package wondering what I could do with all those filters. Several minutes later, I checked my email and my friend, Donna, sent me the following email. She thought I might want to share it on the blog (said she "saw a story brewing, no pun intended!"). I would have found it worth sharing anyway, but the timing just made me laugh out loud. As my daughter says, "God cracks me up!"
Coffee filters...who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the discount store for almost nothing. COFFEE FILTERS: Not just for making coffee...1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.
2. Clean windows and mirrors. Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.
3. Protect China. Separate your good dishes by putting a coffee filter between dishes.
4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.
5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.
6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.
7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.
8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.
9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.
10. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.
11. Prevent a popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.
12. Put a few on a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc. on them. They soak out all the grease.
I knew that you can make angels out of them, too. Saw it in a children's Sunday School craft book. But now I have so many practical uses for coffee filters! Who knew?