If you are a new Company Girl, you might just get the idea that we hardly do any work around here.
And you'd be right.
I leave the heavy lifting to the FlyLady, while focusing on the activities that can make life seem just a little bit sweeter. Sometimes organizing does the trick, sometimes it's doing something fun with your family, and sometimes it's just paying attention to the small things that get overlooked.
Today, it's fighting the germs on your cutting boards.
Yeah, yeah. We all know we're SUPPOSED to clean our cutting boards thoroughly enough to do surgery on them, but do we actually do it?
I am ashamed.
I am ashamed.
Cutting boards, especially the plastic ones, are germ catchers. You should have one for veggies and another one for meat so that you don't spread those germs, but sometimes I forget which is which at my house. Plastic ones can be put into the dishwasher and that should be enough to kill the germs, but it's still a good idea to scrub them under hot, sudsy water first.
There are several things that will kill cutting board bacteria. The first is that Wonder Agent, vinegar, which can be wiped on full strength. The smell will remind you of Easter (dyeing eggs) but that's ok, it's for a good cause. You can also use 3% hydrogen peroxide, diluted with water, or a bleach solution (1 tsp. to 1 quart of water).
Here's a great link that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about cutting boards:
POINTS: 40 for sanitizing your cutting boards and chopping blocks
Now you can EAT WITH CONFIDENCE!