Amber Jefferies

Monday, June 27, 2016

Quick Cleanup with Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloths

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Cleaning up after a meal is one of my least favorite things to do. With Fourth of July being this coming weekend, I see some cooking going on and some messes being made. Enter the new Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloths from Walmart!
I love making patriotic desserts for the Fourth of July! This year I went with an American flag berry cobbler. [You can find the full recipe below!] For this recipe you combine an assortment of berries, sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla extract and add the filling to a pie crust.
Then comes the messy part.... Start by sifting some flour onto your countertop to keep the dough from sticking. Roll the remaining dough out and cut out some star shapes and some stripes to place on top of your berry filling. Pop the finished cobbler into the oven at 350° for about 40 minutes.
Clean up time while the cobbler is baking!
The problem with this recipe is that it leaves a messy film on your counters that can be a nightmare to clean. The berries leave a red and blue sticky mess and the flour and rolled out pie crust can leave a residue that is tough to clean up.
What I loved the most about the Scotch-Brite Scrubbing Dish Cloth is the ability to use it on counters and on dishes. One side is a textured fiber cloth and the other side is a softer premium weave cloth. The textured side really takes cleaning to a whole new level by helping to scrub off tough messes. This really came in handy when I was scrubbing the pie crust residue off of my counters.
Another thing I like about these dish cloths is that they are safe to use on nonstick dishes and they won't scratch any surfaces. The sugar and flour mixture left a sticky buildup on my dishes, but the combination of the textured and smoother sides of the Scotch-Brite Scrubbing Dish Cloths give you scrubbing power and make it quicker and easier to clean.  I used these on my counters and on my dishes and they worked great for both. They're washable, reusable and sturdy.
Scotch-Brite dish cloths are available in tan, coral and navy! You can find them in the cleaning aisle at your local Walmart with the detergents and sponges. They come in packs of two and I got mine for $4.98! There is a coupon for $1 off of these dish cloths that is instantly redeemable at checkout. You really just can't beat the price.
To find more great recipes and see more ideas to help clean your biggest messes click here!
American Flag Berry Cobbler
2 Store-Bought Pie Crusts
12 Oz Blueberries, Fresh or Frozen
12 Oz Blackberries, Fresh or Frozen
12 Oz Raspberries, Fresh or Frozen
3/4 C Sugar
2-3/4 Tsp Lemon Juice
1-1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Tbsp and 2 Tsp Cornstarch
3/4 Tsp Salt
Preheat your oven to 350°. Put your pie crust into your dish and poke it with a fork several times. Bake the crust for about 10 minutes so the bottom will not be soggy when you bake it with the filling. In a large bowl combine the berries with sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, cornstarch and salt.

Roll out your second pie crust. Use a knife [or cookie cutter if you have one] to cut out the stars. I just used a knife to cut my stripes. Arrange your stars and stripes and press any edges into the pie crust. Brush the top of the pie with milk and bake for 40-45 minutes. Allow to cool before eating. And don't forget to serve this with ice cream! Yum!

1 comment:

  1. I love a good berry cobbler and AMEN to getting flour mixed with anything off my counters. I have the same problem when I roll pizza or biscuit dough, too. #client