On Sunday morning our son, Karl. messaged me and asked if we could make macaroni salad and if I’d show him how to make homemade laundry soap later in the day. I said sure. It’s my perfect kind of visit…something planned but loose plans.
I’m entitling this post Kar’s Favorite Finds. I often write about my favorite finds but on this day, it was Karl that discovered some good things.
We are a foodie family and love trying new things. Karl heard good things about Kewpie Mayonnaise. It is suppose to be a Japanese Mayo. He found it at Walmart. He brought it over for me to try. Oh my. We both LOVE it. It tastes like egg salad. I ended up putting a bottle in my pick up order. I think it would be awesome on a sandwich. The plastic of the bottle is lightweight and different but the actual mayo…awesome.
It comes with the bottle inside this package…
If anyone has tried this or has an opinion about it, please leave a comment in the comment section.
One of the things Karl had wanted to do was learn how I make homemade laundry soap. I use the Duggar family recipe. You can find it HERE.
I have been making it for years and years. It’s super cheap and super easy. I had all the ingredients here so I told Karl if he brought a bucket over, we could easily make a batch. I did a little math and it’s only about $1.50 to make a batch and a batch is 10 gallons worth. It’s cheap and I think it works. It’s not beautifully fragrant but I’m totally okay with that.
Making a batch takes about 15 minutes. I HIGHLY recommend it. The recipe is perfect if you want to save some money.
We were at the end of the box of washing soda and there was a big clump in what was left so Karl mashed that up.
Laundry soap making was a success and Karl couldn’t believe how easy it is.
Karl and I have been in a deep dilemia. We both love macaroni salad and we both love it made with ring noodles. There’s one problem though. Ever since covid, we haven’t been able to find our favorite ring noodles. UGH.
Karl was in Walmart the other day and found these. They aren’t our old staple but he wanted to give them a try. He brought them to my house and together we made a batch of macaroni salad to test them out. THIS is my rough recipe.
Our verdict…we like it pretty good. We still prefer our regular ring noodles but if we can’t find them, this will do okay. I’m found that I really love Spam as the meat in my macaroni salad…my kids agree we like it better than regular ham. Odd, I know. Some people give Spam a bad rap but we all don’t mind it a bit.
The last thing…I don’t think was Karl’s favorite find. I beat him playing a game of Patchwork. HA! He usually wins and for once, his momma did….and not only did I win, I smoked him!! Patchwork has proven to be a real favorite here and I can’t recommend it enough.
Kelli is going to be here a couple of days this week and I’m sure we’ll play. She loves it. You can find it HERE on Amazon.
That’s all I have for you today. Karl and I had a great time hanging out for a few hours. I love when we can hang out, have fun and accomplish something too.
Thanks Karl for sharing your favorite finds.