Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Favorite Things - Pyrex Storage Containers
I’ve been married for over five and a half years now. We received many gifts for both the wedding and the bridal shower. Many of these gifts were memorable (in both good and bad ways) because they were items that we didn’t register for. I’m typically a person who prefers to stick to the bridal registry gift or give cash. Some think it’s not very personal, but why waste my time and money on something the couple may not like or return? Sometimes going off the grid works out though. For instance, my cousin Nicki gave me a set of pyrex storage containers for my bridal shower. Until that point I had been a user of plastic Tupperware/Gladware. It hadn’t occurred to me to even register for the much nicer glass versions. Upon opening the box and seeing how nice they were and how nicely they nested within each other I decided that this gift was a keeper. And I went on to add another set of these storage containers (in different sizes) to the registry. Every few months, when transferring leftovers to these glass bowls, I think, “This might be the best and most used wedding gift we received!” The other day I thought that maybe we should invest in more. We have approximately 12 different containers and often times we run out of the smaller sizes because they are used for so many different things. We don’t just use them for leftovers either. We use them as casual serving dishes, prep bowls, and we use them for freezing items. The tight fitting lids make them convenient for bringing leftovers to work and for storing and stacking in the fridge and/or freezer. I love that they all nest within each other with the lids on. I’ve virtually gotten rid of that cabinet exploding with plastic containers and lids. I just don’t have the cabinet space to waste. We’ve been putting them in the microwave all this time with no ill effects. None of them have broke or chipped. The lids are still intact and the bowls are not stained with spaghetti sauce. There are also no funky odors to smell! So, if you’re looking for a solution to that scary Tupperware cabinet of yours, I suggested investing in Pyrex instead! I’d also like to give a shout out to Nicki for opening my eyes to a different storage solution!