I need to get to the big city sometime soon to pick up some coconut oil so I can make another batch of soap. I used two different molds for the last batch. For one of them I used those little mini loaf pans that makes 8 loaves. Those came out great! The recipe I used is wonderful. The soap lathers well and feels great on the skin with lots of moisturizing goodness. It also rinses off easily and leaves no sticky residue. (Oh my, I sound like a soap commercial!) For the other batch I used a large tupperware container. I obviously didn't set the container on an even surface because it came out a bit lopsided! So me in all my great "wisdom" decided I would try rebatching that container. My rebatching efforts came out horribly. I should have just left well enough alone as the soap was fine before, even if it was a little "funny" looking. I think I used too much liquid when trying to remelt it and it isn't setting up the way it should. It's really soft now. I don't know if it will actually set again or not but I am going to leave it a couple of more days and see what happens. In any case, I will chalk that up to the learning curve. I have my eyes open for something to use for molds. Since you can use all manner of things I am sure I will stumble across something that will work.
I've been working on a list of things that need to be replenished in our food storage. Pretty basic stuff actually. Reads just like a regular shopping list. Flour, milk, eggs, sugar etc... I'm not sure how long it will take me to replenish what we have used over the past several months. I hope it doesn't take long to get things back in order. One good thing about using our storage over these months is that I have been able to see the "holes" in it and am happy to say that there haven't been many. The one that stands out more than most is meats. I still haven't worked much on storing meats other than the cans of tuna, chicken and turkey. I suppose I should think about canning and drying some. I've been saying that for awhile now and still haven't done much in that direction.
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