Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Transcript of an actual conversation that took place in my house last night

ME: Please stir that while I pour this.
SOMEONE ELSE: Okay.
SOMEONE ELSE: What are you doing, anyway?
ME: Making soap.
SOMEONE ELSE: Why? Do we need soap?
ME: NO. But I need to make something. And I have all this tallow to use up.
SOMEONE ELSE: Guess that's why it smells like meat.

Comments:

First of all, we don't always do things because we need to. Sometimes it's because we want to, because it's fun, or we need a creative outlet, or we just want to do something different from typing all day with children unexpectedly home on a snow day and then driving those same children to the pediatrician (the two other things I had to do yesterday). 

And second of all, YES, IT SORT OF SMELLS LIKE MEAT, but it won't when I'm done with it. 

So there.

4 comments:

Connie said...

We haven't done it in a while, but mom and I make soap from time to time. Not with tallow, though, ours is mostly vegetarian if not vegan.

Mrs. Mac said...

I totally 'get it' .. I threw out a big blob of tallow after making a prime rib roast the other night .. visions of soap making came to mind .. but then I looked in the fridge and saw lots of blobs of tallow in little jars waiting to be turned into soap .. and I felt regret for not taking the time to make soap. Please post how your soap turned out. I need some inspiration (a nudge) to get going.

wv= realnog (as opposed to fake nog;)

Maria Stahl said...

Well, Mrs. Mac, I'm a terrible soap maker, so it probably won't be great. :) But I'll mill it to give it a chance. I have a few dribs and drabs of essential oil around here (a little Bulgarian lavender, probably not enough, and quite a bit of patchouli) so I'll do something with those. And maybe some oatmeal.

In The Woods said...

Maria: you have an amazing vocabulary.....Mill it, dribs, drabs, Bulgarian Lavendar, Patchouli. I know what oatmeal is however.