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Plastic v. glass

November 5th, 2010 at 06:16 pm

I admit it...I'm a worrier. I know I shouldn't worry and I know it's a sin. Perhaps even a vice.

After all the stuff in the news about plastic and certain types leeching into our food and drinks, I went on a campaign to start replacing the plastic lidded bowls with glass ones. I hit a bonanza at a couple of "antique" shops...the old Pyrex dishes as well as the refrigerator dishes with lids were in abundance if you knew where to look. I have, the in the past few months, bought an assortment in different sizes. None of them match, but that's OK.

So, that's where I safely store the leftovers because I'm too cheap to throw them away. They make great lunches. I admit, I've become the laughingstock at school, though.

A drawback of using glass is they don't fit tightly and the lids come off. My solution...rubber bands to secure them. One of my friends said she should have me come in and teach problem solving to her class after she laughed at my "solution." Hey, it works. The rubber bands are the ones that came on the paper that the paper person doesn't seem to want back. Yeah, I called and left a message when I had a ton of them and said I'd leave them on the front step. They were there after the delivery. Guess they forgot they could save money by reusing them. So, I reuse them.

While I'm in the problem solving mode I can also say teh glass dish certainly adds to the weight of my lunch bag. Maybe I'm getting a workout with "weights".

I would say I'm hitting two birds with one glass container -- no BPA and getting a weight workout too.

2 Responses to “Plastic v. glass”

  1. dmontngrey Says:

    I LOVE vintage Pyrex and the refrigerator dishes! Unfortunately for me, I've only ever run across ONE refrigerator dish - a very tiny one for 25 cents. I love it, but it doesn't do much. How fortunate for you that you've found enough to use. Smile

  2. rob62521 Says:

    It seemed that for awhile I wasn't going to find many and suddenly we have a lot for sale where I live at many of the "antique" malls". I think things go in cycles.

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