Friday, November 2, 2007

Frugal Friday


I have a new tip today for Frugal Friday hosted by Crystal Paine over at Biblical Womanhood. This is something I just discovered the other day. As you know, a few weeks ago I got a great deal on breakfast cereal. The other day, I was emptying the boxes into a very large Tupperware type container so I can measure the amount I eat out. (trying to slim a bit you see). As I was tearing off the boxtops for education things and flattening the boxes for recycling it hit me. The waxed paper bag that the cereal goes in has a second use. I was fixing to throw them away when it occurred to me that they would be perfect to use in the microwave as a cover for dishes that don't have a cover. ie. warming a plate of food etc. Normally, I would tear off a square of waxed paper or a paper towel to go over it to keep food from exploding all over the microwave. Well the waxed paper inserts do a wonderful job and often enough I can just put the dish inside the bag! When removed if it is messy just throw it away. At least now it has been used twice and I have not had to use a sheet of waxed paper from the roll. Recycling and saving money too. What could be better?

4 comments:

tami said...

been doing this for awhile :) you're right- it's a great thing to do and lets us use all the parts of the package. plus it fits cookie sheets real well!

Bethany Sue, CFO said...

Now that is an awesome tip! Thanks!

DLC said...

I would have never thought of it.
Thanks!

Pam said...

That's a new tip for me. I never would have thot of that one. Thanks!