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Oh Those Margarine Bowls!

Last post Mon, Jan 30 2012 1:01 PM by mtviolet. 33 replies.
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  • Wed, Jan 25 2012 10:52 AM

    • Brandy
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    Oh Those Margarine Bowls!

    Many of us probably have a cabinet full of containers for storing food or canning.

    Take a look at yours. Are any reused containers like the bowls margarine comes in or do you buy containers meant for this purpose?

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  • Wed, Jan 25 2012 11:04 AM In reply to

    Re: Oh Those Margarine Bowls!

    I try to keep a few of the margarine bowls in my cabinet cause I use them to send home leftovers with my daughter. She always forgets to return my good bowls or she leaves them in her car for a couple of months in the trunk and they are beyond nasty. They go right into the trash cause I am afraid of what I will find inside. This way it is no big deal if they get tossed.
    Riley
  • Wed, Jan 25 2012 11:58 AM In reply to

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    Re: Oh Those Margarine Bowls!

     make our own butter, but boy, do those cottage cheese containers multiply!  Just like LifeofRiley, great for sending leftovers home to kids who never return the dishes.

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  • Wed, Jan 25 2012 12:01 PM In reply to

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    Re: Oh Those Margarine Bowls!

    I hae some, more of the deli meat containers. My Mom used to but a lot them.  We can recycle all of those containers so most of mine go in recycling or if soup kitchen needs some, I donate them. They use them to send leftovers home with people. Babs
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  • Wed, Jan 25 2012 12:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Oh Those Margarine Bowls!

     I use them also to send leftovers home with kids or friends.  I also take my lunch to work and if I have anything messy, I just throw away when I have finished.

    I tried one time to quit saving bowls but can't do it!  Espcially cool whip bowls, the Southern girl's fine china.

    Patti

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  • Wed, Jan 25 2012 1:14 PM In reply to

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    Re: Oh Those Margarine Bowls!

    Patti:
    Espcially cool whip bowls, the Southern girl's fine china.

    I rarely buy Cool Whip and when I do, it's the store brand. The containers are not very sturdy so I toss those.

    I do use margarine ones.

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  • Wed, Jan 25 2012 1:30 PM In reply to

    Re: Oh Those Margarine Bowls!

    I used to save the empty cottage cheese, sour cream and whipped topping containers, but then I realized how annoying it was never to know what was in them!

     

    So now I either buy cheap see-through reuseable containers or freeze things in freezer bags. Smile

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  • Wed, Jan 25 2012 1:51 PM In reply to

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    Re: Oh Those Margarine Bowls!

     

    budgetwise:
    used to save the empty cottage cheese, sour cream and whipped topping containers, but then I realized how annoying it was never to know what was in them!

     

    Or you could take a sharpie and write on the bowl like my DD did, "This is not cool whip, it is turnips!"Big Smile

    Patti

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  • Wed, Jan 25 2012 4:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Oh Those Margarine Bowls!

     Gradually, via X-mas & b-day gifts, plus a few for DG I have been growing my supply of clear glass containers.  Started because of the long-term effects of plastic on reproductive system.  Hey, I plan ahead and I would like to know I have great-grandchildren.  Anyway, along the way I noticed I was throwing out less and less because I could easily see into the glass containers.  With the I exception of cottage cheese and yogurt, I make most everything that normally comes in plastic so what I do get, gets sent home with company.

    I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand. ~Susan B. Anthony
  • Wed, Jan 25 2012 6:24 PM In reply to

    Re: Oh Those Margarine Bowls!

    Patti:

     

    budgetwise:
    used to save the empty cottage cheese, sour cream and whipped topping containers, but then I realized how annoying it was never to know what was in them!

     

    Or you could take a sharpie and write on the bowl like my DD did, "This is not cool whip, it is turnips!"Big Smile

     

    Big Smile

    budgetwise



    "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well." Ps. 139:14
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