Monday, March 16, 2020

CAP IT FOR FRESHNESS

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

I'm always looking for ways to cut back on the use of plastic. Plast-icky dependence is a big problem for our beautiful Earth.

Carol taught me something new a few days ago (actually, she teaches me something new pretty much everyday).

She bought some pulled pork. We used part of it and it was delicious. We had quite a bit left over, so Carol said we should cover it. I went to get the plastic wrap from the cabinet.


Cling Wrap pretty much clings to itself in my clumsy hands, but before I could get out the box, Carol showed me a better, re-usable solution.

A shower cap!


No problem with clinging to itself. The elastic edges stay on perfectly.  And we can wash it out and re-use it when we're done with the pulled pork.



Brava, Carol!


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug



41 comments:

  1. Great idea. I think I have seen sets of similar items sold for leftovers. :)

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    1. Carol buys the cheap shower caps at Walgreen's. I think she even uses them in the shower occasionally.

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  2. What a wonderful idea. I will buy a shower cap (or two) next shopping.

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    1. Sometimes I try other people's tips and I can't get them to work, but this one is great.

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  3. That is a wonderful idea! I would have never thought to use a shower cap. I do use a lot of foil, which you can wipe and reuse.

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  4. They actually sell these kinds of food covers at the dollar store. Each box has a variety of sizes. :-)

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    1. I wonder if Carol has seen them. She's a dollar store aficianado.

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  5. Excellent idea! As Clamco mentioned, you can also buy elasticized bowl covers in different sizes.

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  6. Great idea! I will look for those the next time I get to go shopping

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    1. Are you experiencing a little cabin fever? I'm antsy and couldn't sleep last night.

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  7. She’s so smart. I look for ways to reduce the use of plastic too.

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    1. The big one for me is that I avoid plastic bottles.

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  8. Very clever. Hmmm. Never thought about my super power.

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    1. Your super power is photographing hot guys on the beach for me to enjoy.

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    2. Oh to see a hot guy ... or anyone ... on the beach right now.

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  9. How funny, I too have a friend named Carol who teaches me everything I want to know about cleaning, cooking, and so on. I call her my Martha Stewart. She showed me that there are some green colored, very faintly green, plastic storage bags that can easily be cleaned and reused. I need to find out more about that.

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    1. Carol is the Queen of the World. I'm merely the Queen of Grammar.

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  10. We can recycle clean cling wrap here, but this is another way to avoid it altogether. Every idea helps! Also, if you have leftovers small enough to put in a cereal bowl, you can use a small plate to cover it. Give that Carol a high five for us, will you?

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  11. An excellent idea! Every now and then I buy a bottle of water or a soft drink in a plastic bottle, and then I use that bottle over and over. I have one in my gym bag that I've been using for months. Sadly, I can't go to the gym, and I'll be a little more cautious about filling stuff at the water fountain.

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    1. I warn everyone not to use drinking fountains. When a child to whom I gave birth took a microbiology class, the class members tested all sorts of things in the classroom building for bacteria. The drinking fountain had more bacteria than the toilets.

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    2. Eeek! That's an eye-opener, Janie!

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    3. Oh, my goodness, when I worked at the nursing home, a lot of the male patients used the drinking fountain as a place to spit. It was disgusting.

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  12. I do like Carol. She's way old school.

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    1. I'm bring her a little further into the future, though. I set up a GMAIL account for her and we're practicing on the computer everyday.

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  13. That Carol is one smart lady! Every little bit helps when it comes to doing better by our beautiful planet.

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    1. I told her last night that a number of comments said that you can get those "shower cap" covers in various sizes at the dollar store. She said, I know because that's where I got them.
      I was absolutely positive they were hairnets she bought in one size at Walgreen's.

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  14. Ingenious, and rather funny to think that this thing on your hair in she shower has known intimately your leftovers ;)

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    1. I love that phrase: has known intimately your leftovers. That's hilarious.

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  15. Hi Janie - what a great idea from Carol ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Carol has had 80 years to come up with good ideas and she's great about sharing them.

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