Domestic Goddess or Real Woman?

At this time of the year with the Holidays upon us we ladies often are expected to read all the latest cooking and other domestic hints with rapture, as we plan our festive feasts and immerse ourselves in cosy culinary bliss for several weeks until well into January.

HTWB BeyonceAlternatively, many of us poor cows have to work right up until the last minute and have neither the time nor the inclination to slave over anything other than a cool gin-and-tonic at the end of a long day while clicking up the online grocers on our tablets. Here, then, are some alternative choices for us depending on which type we are:

1.Domestic Goddess way
Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips
Real Woman way
Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for Heaven’s sake. You are probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it anyway.

2.Domestic Goddess way
To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes
Real Woman way
Buy Smash mashed potato mix and keep it in the cupboard for up to a year.

3.Domestic Goddess way
When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking tin, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won’t be any white mess on the outside of the cake
Real Woman way
Supermarkets sell cakes; they even do decorated versions.

4.Domestic Goddess way
If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it’s still cooking, drop in a potato slice
Real Woman way
If you over salt a dish while you are cooking, that’s tough potooties. Please recite with me the Real Woman’s motto: “I made it and you will eat it and I don’t care how bad it tastes.”
(Alternatively dial a pizza and get over it.)

5.Domestic Goddess way
Wrap celery in aluminium foil when putting in the fridge and it will keep for weeks
Real Woman way
It could keep forever for all I care. Who eats it?

6.Domestic Goddess way
Brush some beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to create a beautiful glossy finish
Real Woman way
Asda or Walmart frozen pies’ directions do not include brushing any egg white over the crust and if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for me.

7.Domestic Goddess way
Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead; the throbbing will go away
Real Woman way
Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and drop it in 8 ounces of tequila. Drink the tequila. You might still have the headache, but you won’t care any more.

8.Domestic Goddess way
If you have a problem opening jars, try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.
Real Woman way
What’s the point of men, then?

9.And finally, most important – Domestic Goddess way
Freeze leftover wine into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.
Real Woman way

What’s your favorite Domestic Goddess (or Real Woman) tip?

Please share!
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