Moving away from plastic – food storage
Thanks to some keen Black Friday sales, we replaced our plastic food storage with glass food storage.
Not all of it.
We realized in going through our plastic containers that some of them aren’t really practical to replace with glass. The big cookie tubs, for example. (That would be, the tubs where we store cookies after we’ve baked them.) Plastic’s not going to hurt the cookies, and I can’t see using up glass containers just for cookies. The small cups we use for salad dressing, or peanut butter, or any number of liquidy goodies for packed lunches seemed logical to keep, too. And last, the small bowls of Tupperware I use for storage of baby food. And that only because Miss Genna likes to feed herself and she also likes to drop things onto the floor and my tolerance for cleaning up broken glass is pretty low. The food is heated in a glass container if need be, and then transferred to the plastic if she’s going to be feeding herself.
But everything else – glass. Pyrex, actually. With plastic lids.
So far, I completely love it. It’s been nice, particularly, to be able to heat up leftovers in the same container they were in in the fridge, whether we want to microwave them or heat them in the oven.
The lids are very tight-fitting, and haven’t leaked at all in Randy’s lunchbag, which is nice, as well.
(If you’re wondering what’s in the cupboard – the bottom shelf is the glass plus the lids. The top shelf is the small baby food bowls there in the center. Next to them are the plastic cups for salad dressing etc. The taller cups go with my Magic Bullet (love), and the black and multicolored plastic parts on the far right go with them. In the back is the yogurt maker, a food grinder, and a few other kitchen-y things. And on the left is some ice cube trays and I think an egg tray that we use for snacks sometimes.)