The saying is, "What goes around comes around," and sometimes I find this to be true in little things in my daily life!
Last night, while visiting with my parents - who blessedly live only about 10 minutes away from my family - my mom asked if I would be dropping no-longer-wanted items off at Goodwill or Salvation Army anytime soon.
Since I usually drop things off about once a month, I usually have a little pile ready to go, so of course I said yes...
...until I saw what she was giving away.
Oooh! I know she hasn't used these Pyrex glass dishes for over 20 years now, but this is the kind of thing I've been storing our leftovers in the last few years. I still use a few high quality plastic containers, but I prefer to use glass, porcelain, or ceramic containers these days.
It's a little bit hazardous, this glass storage thing that I now do in my home. ☺
I haven't yet broken any canning jars, but I have chipped and broken other glass and ceramic containers. I'm a clutz in the kitchen - sadly.
You know, it's funny. The glass dishes from my mom were the rage when my mom married, over 50 years ago, and then went "out of style" as Tupperware and plastics became the "in" thing.
My oldest Tupperware containers date back to 1990 or so.
I really don't prefer to use them anymore. Some of them "feel" old and weird or are slightly almost "sticky" to touch; some of them contain BPA and other chemicals that are now banned in plastics that contain foods.
Some of them have lids that have cracked or no longer hold a tight seal.
Others let in pantry moths that I dealt with about a year ago...which is why most of our foods are now stored in gallon sized glass jars with tight screw-on lids, or smaller sized canning jars with tight plastic lids.
Sometimes, it's the little things in our days that bring us joy. ☺
I'm thrilled to begin using my "new to me" Pyrex glass storage containers! They won't work well to transport leftovers for my husband's lunchtime at work, but they'll work well in our fridge. Yes!
If you're interested in switching your plastic storage over to glass options, you don't have to do it all at once. You can check your local second-hand stores, find glass/ceramic/porcelain storage options at garage sales, and just gradually replace your old plasticware with healthier storage options for your foods.
Like the looks of these Pyrex storage containers? There are quite a few new options for glass storage now, some with really tight sealing lids. Nice!
How old are your oldest plastic food storage containers?
12/11/2013 10:17:59 pm
Another thing that I have found that works, especially for larger round bowls you have leftovers in or things that need to be refrigerated before serving.....buy a shower cap and put it over the bowl. I have also found a pattern for cloth bowl covers on All Free Sewing.
12/12/2013 09:28:03 am
Love these! I collect them in that print. Antique stores have them sometimes and they are not cheap! You have a great Mom!
12/12/2013 09:29:57 am
I bought some just like them (except just clear glass, no blue roosters!) from Crate and Barrel about 10 years ago. I paid a pretty penny for them, too, but I want glass storage and I liked that they reminded me of what my mom and grandma had.
12/12/2013 09:30:41 am
We have been switching over to glass...Ross & Marshalls have good deals on glass.....
12/12/2013 09:31:09 am
That's probably an antique!
12/12/2013 09:31:37 am
I have a set of mixing bowls with that pattern. Had them for a l-o-n-g time!
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