With warmer weather it’s time to open the windows, let in the fresh air and start your spring cleaning. This time of year our homes need more than vacuuming, sweeping and dusting. Now is a great time to organize closets, dust the blinds and clean the garage.
Here are a few ideas to add to your spring cleaning list:
-Clean light fixtures and replace bulbs
-Wash walls, baseboards, and door knobs
-Empty the coat closet
-Clean stove top and oven
-Wash windows and screens
-Touch up the ceiling fans
Make a realistic check list so you can mark off those assignments as they are finished. Choose one room at a time to arrange, deep clean and organize.
Before you start your spring cleaning projects make sure you have all of the supplies:
-Cloths, Micro fiber or dish towels
All of these items can be found at any of our locations and remember to check the weekly ad for additional savings. Get ready to start tackling those cleaning projects you have been putting off during the cold winter days.
Quick and refreshing salad filled with freshness, sweetness and crunch.
- 4-5 cups romaine lettuce
- 1 can mandarin oranges (reserve juice)
- 1/3 cup sliced almonds
- 2-3 tablespoons juice from canned mandarin oranges
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Toss together the lettuce greens, mandarin oranges and sliced almonds. Make the salad dressing by mixing juice, mustard, vinegar and olive oil. Whisk well. Pour dressing over salad and enjoy.
A berry delicious option for dessert, snack or even breakfast.
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 light brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup raspberry jam, or any other fruit jam you prefer
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 8×8 pan with foil. Leave some foil overhanging on all sides. Spray foil with cooking spray. Mix flour, oats, granulated sugar, brown sugar and salt in a bowl. Add melted butter and vanilla. Stir until combined and dry ingredients are moist. Reserve 1 cup of oat mixture. Pour the rest of mixture into pan. Press down until layer is smoothed onto bottom of pan. Spread jam over the crust and top with reserved oat mixture. Bake for 28-30 minutes. Jam should start to bubble and crumb topping will look slightly golden. Let cool completely on cooling rack. Cut into squares and enjoy!