Won’t Be Foiled Again

Here’s some news you can use.  Do you know about the tab on the side of your aluminum foil?  There is nothing more frustrating than trying to tear out a section of foil and watching the whole roll tumble out, or equally frustrating, having it shred at the sides.  Pushing this little tab in on both sides of your box holds that roll in place.  I did not know about this and I suspect that you may not know about it either.  Guess what?  The other rolls have it, too, except for your waxed paper, which has it’s own handy system already built in to the box.  Check all your boxes today.  No more fumbles as we head into the holidays.  You will be in a foil frenzy soon, lining baking sheets and tenting turkey – you can feel smug every time you neatly dispense a sheet.

While you’re at it, grab a sharpie and toss it in a drawer close to your fridge.  Resolve to start writing the date on everything you open and on all of your leftovers before you put them away.  This is the only way you will know how old that bottle of ketchup is, or how long you have had that half a can of beans you planned to cook with.  Stop guessing.  This will help you cut down on food waste and keep you from eating something that could make you sick.  Make sure to put dates on new bottles of spices and seasonings as you open them, too.  Now you’re cooking.

Donna Ferguson

Donna Ferguson

I love to cook, garden, and write about all the things in Vancouver and the Northwest that make life so great.

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