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Old 04-08-2015, 04:18 AM   #603
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Nice!

By the time I got back to the Kohl's site again, thinking I might order a set of those in that pretty rose color, they were no longer half off but B1G1.

I don't need two complete sets of those towels, as there is only one of me these days, altho a pretty color would have been nice.

I love that these waffley-textured, quick-dry do, indeed, dry quickly, yet still have that real-towel feel.

Years ago we bought some suction cup towel rods in different sizes for the bathroom, from a place that has since gone out of business, to add to the single, small rod on the door of the Interstate.

Love them
, and that on a sunny day you can attach them to the side of the rig for your towels to receive a sun-fresh dry.

I wish someone would take up this item again, as they are invaluable, IMO.


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Old 04-09-2015, 09:30 AM   #604
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Thanks for the towel recommendation - These look like they would be perfect.

I had bought a Notre Dame banner for the side of our trailer thinking I could use the magnetic rod that I found in the basement. Silly me, magnets don't stick to the trailer!! I may have to search for a suction cup rod, though Maggie - that would work!!
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:56 PM   #605
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I love popcorn, and it has become a 2-3 x a week item for me these days.

It is crunchy, a small bit of butter and popcorn salt makes it delicious.....and, it's a vegetable!

I have an air popper at home, but they are just too bulky for the Interstate. I came across this item, which has mixed reviews, but I bought it, tried it out over the weekend, and love it. I had a $5 coupon, so $15 got it done.

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/stor...BQDRoCqkPw_wcB

It makes about 1 1/2 quarts of popped corn, and the little silicone lid/measuring cup/butter-melter-and-distributor is a great feature.

I only had about a half dozen unpopped kernels, and ate the popcorn right out of the popper.

It is a bit bulky, but I have a cork bowl in the microwave, anyway, and it rides in there safely and perfectly.

Very pleased with it.


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Old 04-28-2015, 06:27 PM   #606
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I bought some turkish towels from Amazon. I have always heard of them but didn't know what they were. They are thin, closely woven fibers - sort of like a linen dish towel. I like them because they are absorbent and thin. They dry quickly! I like the texture better than microfiber. They are the size of a beach towel but take up very little space.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Old 04-28-2015, 08:05 PM   #607
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I love popcorn, and it has become a 2-3 x a week item for me these days.

It is crunchy, a small bit of butter and popcorn salt makes it delicious.....and, it's a vegetable!

I have an air popper at home, but they are just too bulky for the Interstate. I came across this item, which has mixed reviews, but I bought it, tried it out over the weekend, and love it. I had a $5 coupon, so $15 got it done.

Epoca 3-Quart Microwave Glass Popcorn Popper - BedBathandBeyond.com

It makes about 1 1/2 quarts of popped corn, and the little silicone lid/measuring cup/butter-melter-and-distributor is a great feature.

I only had about a half dozen unpopped kernels, and ate the popcorn right out of the popper.

It is a bit bulky, but I have a cork bowl in the microwave, anyway, and it rides in there safely and perfectly.

Very pleased with it.


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We popped 3 bags of 'microwave' bag popcorn to get one bowl... we are SO getting this...

What is the output of your MW?
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We popped 3 bags of 'microwave' bag popcorn to get one bowl... we are SO getting this...

What is the output of your MW?
I don't know. It came with the Interstate.

After I realized the microwave popcorn from the grocery store was carcinogenic , I was putting 1/4 cup in a paper bag and microwaving.

Better than nothing, but this is much better.


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Where did you hear that microwave popcorn was carcinogenic? What is it that makes it so?
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:27 AM   #610
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This info probably came in a Mother Earth Newsletter, but I am not certain. Might have been on Dr. Oz. It came from a credible source, so I paid attention.

The issue is what is used to line the bags, also something put on the popcorn, itself.

It is an easy enough thing to eliminate.....so I did.

Canned tomatoes were also on that list......having to do with the acidity of the tomatoes, I believe, interacting with the can itself.

Another thing easy enough to eliminate.....I went to tomatoes in boxes and jars.



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Where did you hear that microwave popcorn was carcinogenic? What is it that makes it so?

They use a synthetic spray on the inside of the bags to keep the popcorn from sticking as kernels and then again as it pops. I read this someplace and then asked a neighbor who used to be with Heinz here in PIT before she retired and she confirmed the report as "probably" accurate. So, we buy bagged now, probably no better, but makes my wife feel better.
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:43 PM   #612
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The Air Crazy Corn Popper is small, yet mighty, and makes perfectly popped corn! And it comes in cute colors like yellow, purple, and lime green.
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Hmmmm.....that's pretty cute!



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Quite possibly the cheapest commercially-available small space adaptation ever - 77 cents at the Big Orange Retail Giant (BORG). I needed a sleeve-like odds-and-ends holder on the right side of the driver's seat, small enough not to hamper foot traffic or the operation of the parking brake, but large enough to hold sun glasses, phone charging cord, a couple of CDs, and snacks. I had planned to use this only as long as it took me to devise an alternative that is more stylistically appropriate, but it makes me laugh to look at it, so I might keep it as-is. Held in place around the seat using a mini-bungee cord.
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Many plastics are unsuitable for microwaving as they release carcinogens. You must inquire about each plastic item individually before heating in microwaves.

Microwave popcorn has several issues. The plastic which lines the popcorn bag gasses off carcinogens. The flavorings which are often included are hazardous, especially with regard to their entering the respiratory system (which should be obviously close to the esophagus.) Microwave popcorn mfr'g has taken a big hit as the result of hazards to the workers in the plant.

A simple solution for popcorn lovers (like myself) is to pop it the old-fashioned way. Put some oil in a skillet, toss in ordinary popcorn (bought in bulk is extremely cheap) and cover with a lid. Heat on the stove at med-high heat and shake the skillet slightly as it pops to settle un-popped kernels to the bottom where they can contact the metal skillet. When the popping slows... turn off the fire. Toss in a pat of butter and shake it again before you dump it into a plain paper bag or bowl. I add salt also. (and beer, just to keep my esophagus cleansed.)
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Interblog that is a great solution.
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