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.

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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.
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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!)
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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.

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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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