Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Great idea.........

I met a blogger in real life today. Suzi Petunia and her sweet family were in town and we met up at the park. My kid threw sand at her kid, her kids didn't retaliate. My kid begged food from every child there, her kids didn't. Can you see where this is going? Suzie even held Nori and got puked on about 100 times. They even bought me a burger from In-N-Out. How great is that? Pictures and a full report later tonight when I have some peace...........

Helpful and handy tip of the day: This is from my friend Jen M.......... I have only been doing this for a week but I am already a huge fan. The Gladware is GONE!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Jen!

Instead of buying Tupperware or Gladlock to store leftovers in, go to a restaurant supply store (in my area I got to Smart and Final...but each area has it's own brand.......) and buy deli containers instead. You can get them in 8 oz, 1 pint and 1 quart sizes and the lids are the same for all three sizes!! They come in packages of 25 for the containers (between 3 and 5$ a package) and packages of 50 for the lids (4$). They work in the microwave and dishwasher too. They are clear so you can see what you have. It is so easy to keep a few of each size and the lids in your drawer and when one lid goes missing or a container has "had it" you just throw it out and replace it with another. SO SMART.

These also are great for packaging new mommy dinners, holiday goodies and cookies or party favors. In the past I have gone to the same store and purchased Chinese food containers for goodies or favor boxes........but these are even cheaper. Design Mom did a post about giving cookies to people stacked in cute wide mouthed canning jars. Cute idea, but if you are too cheap to get the jars (or just didn't plan ahead) you can throw them in these and bingo..you have a hostess gift.

Another product that I love from that store are the tiny 2 oz containers with lids (the kind you put salsa in at Baja Fresh...or dressing. You have seen them). For about 5$ you can get 100 cups and lids. I send these in lunches. Peanut butter for crackers or celery. Ranch for carrots.... etc. A million, billion uses and they can be thrown away.

So, there you have the tip of the day.

7 comments:

j.mo said...

Yipppeeee! I'm famous! Thanks for the shout out in your post today!

Christy said...

That is one most fabulous tip. Love it. One of those...why didn't I think of that?

Emily said...

I miss Suzie and Zook and am so glad you got to meet them in real life. Their children are darling, and their conversation is engaging. Suzie and I love that our husbands like each other so much. It makes it so fun to get together. I hope I get to meet you in real life someday too, so our Norahs can throw up together.

Bek said...

ME TOO!!! I was so impressed with both of them. My husband met the whole crew on Sunday and liked Zook a lot.

I am in the same ward where Zook grew up. His parents and grandparents and many sisters are in my ward. So he is about the only one I DON"T know. Suzi's sister lived in one of my mission flat's with me. :-)

Cubby and Oscar were throwing it down. Funny.

Suzie Petunia said...

Your memory is failing you, my friend! I vividly recall Oscar throwing sand in Cubby's face. He was so tough - no reaction! And I loved how even though Oscar towered a head above Cubby, your little guy didn't let him push him around. I can't get over how cute your kids are in real life! I would hold Norah for you all day long. She's an angel: puke and all. I can't wait for our next play date. Thanks so much for coming with us today! I'll send you pictures when I get back from our trip.

AzĂșcar said...

Love those tips!

wendy said...

GREAT tip!

I've got sand-throwers and food-beggers, too.

Wendy from Flippin' Sweet