Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Works for me Wednesday
Compliments of Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer:
I am one who likes to have something cold to drink sitting conveniently by at all times, especially when running errands in the car. However, it is a big bummer when you pour yourself a drink of something yummy (i.e., Diet Coke or fresh decaf iced tea) and it is lukewarm by the time you finally get the car out of the driveway and the ice is melted ... or I'm using a drink/sports bottle that I can't get ice into. So, this tip is one that I stole and adapted from The Tightwad Gazette. The night before, I take my sports bottle/water jug/plastic drink bottle and fill it with a little water at the bottom. Then I set it in my freezer overnight and by the time I'm ready to head out the door in the morning the ice is ready to go in my bottle - just add drink and go! Then to take it to the next level (woo-hoo!) if you tilt your bottle at a slight angle in the freezer overnight so that the water is laying down the length of the bottle, but not up to the lid (trust me, you don't want a frozen lid on your drink jug in the morning), then you will have a piece of ice that runs all through your drink. That's handy if you are putting in something that is not coming straight from the the fridge and isn't very cold. Otherwise, you have to wait for the ice at the bottom to melt and float up to chill the whole drink.
Hopefully this makes sense! :-) It's cut down on the number of drinks that I feel I need to grab while out running around because I know I have a cold one right there ready for me.