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.