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Small accomplishments, like cap washing when down with a cold virus!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another frugal and worthy project from our home to yours. Today I have another project that is a little different for us to offer, but I think you will like it...

Easy method for washing a baseball cap.
Clean baseball cap, ready for drying.
After four days I needed to get out of the house for a bit. My dear husband suggested we take a drive and maybe grab a bite to eat. Our favorite thing to splurge on is a burger and some fries, then drive to the beach approach and enjoy the most amazing view while enjoying our burgers. So we did!

The funny thing about our new town is that we do not have a bank anywhere near us. The closest bank is two hours away in Clatskine Oregon. It is lovely little town, but a long drive for a little cash! The other banks have ATM service, but the $4.50 service fee is a bit much for my tastes, I might have mentioned that problem before...

One thing we do is, shop locally and get a cash back on our debit cards for a bit of spending cash in our pockets. But today we had none. Since we had a bit of shopping to do, we thought that it would all work out until we learned that of the stores where we shop at, only two offer cash back. We needed a set of ice cube trays and a washing frame for baseball caps. so we dropped by the department store in Long Beach. This is when we learned they do not offer cash back when you use a debit card. No problem, except now what?

So we went a bit further down the peninsula to the grocery to check on another item on our list, bulk organic tea. Nothing like it on the shelves, which I had suspected and I was not in any way disappointed in this market, it is a great little store. What they do have is great meat and we were blessed to find a flank steak and stew beef on the markdown rack! Sometimes the best meat is found with a reduced price. So we bought both.

Always check the mark down rack for meat bargains.
Yes, this was marked down by 67%...
I like to season flank steak before I freeze it. Then it is a quick meal at the ready. I pull it out in the morning to thaw in the refrigerator until it is time to grill and then I get to turn the rest over to my own personal grill master....

Freeze your meat in the marinade, then just thaw and grill.
Here is a quick and easy marinade to freeze your steak in, it is not too sweet and you can add additional seasonings when you grill. 

1/4 c molasses
2 T red wine vinegar
1 t garlic salt

Stir together, pour 1/2 of the mixture over each steak in a freezer bag. Knead the steak to coat well with the marinade, flatten the steak in the bag, remove air and seal. Freeze until needed. 

Having meat all ready to grill and someone ready to be the designated grill operations expert, is one of the easiest dinners you can make for your family and honestly my secret weapon!

The one thing we did not find was a baseball cap frame. So I did a little hand wash using what I had at home and it turned out fine, take a look.

How to Wash a Baseball Cap and Keep the Shape, at home:

Hand wash in a small basin, rinse well. 


Use a bath towel to wrap the cap in, taking care to preserve the shape of the bill, and bill the cap portion with excess toweling to keep the basic shape. The goal here is to "wick" off the water into the toweling. 

Stretch the cap over a plastic bowl that fits the inside of the cap, this may be different from cap to cap. Take care to shape the bill and allow to dry. 


That it, simple really and not hard at all.

Have a great day!

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