Tales from the Container Cabinet

26 Jan

I’ve never realized all that a plastic container cabinet could hold. I’m not just talking about the plastic of all shapes and sizes. I’m thinking about the mysteries and confessions that lie within those bowls.

Why do I have more lids than containers? What happens to the lid’s mate? Even if the bowl was trash, why would I keep the lid? Just in case? Frisbee? This old, square lid wouldn’t be good for that. Yet, I keep it.
The green lid brings me to a confession. I’m an accidental stealer of storage containers. The green one came from my mom’s. This blue bowl is my sister’s but I already broke the news to her that it will now live with me. (I really like it!)
On to another mystery – what in the world happens to our bowls that they get this abused? We’re just eating out of them, not stabbing them with a dagger or spray-painting them red. Also, why do I keep containers that look like this? This should be a case of pitch the bowl, keep the lid. Although, we do eat a lot of red sauce foods so we’d be out of a lot of bowls.

By the way, if I have one of your long-lost plasticware pieces (or other kitchen gadgets), my apologies for not returning it but please know I think about you each time I put spaghetti in it.

Now, I’ll put a lid on it.


2 Responses to “Tales from the Container Cabinet”

  1. Lisa January 30, 2011 at 7:40 pm #

    Found your blog via Paul V. Rea, via Facebook. (Pesky far-reaching social media!) Anwho – I read this trick, found it works, most of the time, so I pass it along in case you’d not heard of it. Spray your plastic containers with a non-stick cooking spray before adding any red sauce. Helps keeps the stains down.

    • nikkival January 30, 2011 at 7:46 pm #

      That sounds like a great trick! Thanks for sharing. I’m glad you found the blog!

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