Today, let’s talk about one of my favorites (right, like the others aren’t also my favorites too?). It’s just that this one involves jars and Pyrex. I super love jars, and with all the Pyrex I have in my kitchen now, it may look to an outsider that I have an addiction to glassware. I won’t deny it.
Why do I love glass so much? Because hello, it’s pretty. And then there’s all the others stuff about it being much healthier and safer for us to use. You can read this post to learn more about why storing food in glass is safer than storing food in plastic.
It has taken me a few years to switch out all my plastic containers and replace them with glass. Beyond better health, I love that I can see through my containers to easily identify my leftovers in the fridge! Glass is very nice like that. :)
One of my favorite ways to store leftovers is in wide mouth jars. Wide mouth pints and quarts are my favorites, which I use with lids like these. (I don’t mind these lids being plastic as they don’t touch the food to cause harm.)
And what about Pyrex?
I have two complete sets of this variety of bowls with lids. I love them so, so much.
See how perfect they are for prepping salads and fruits and veggies? These also double as mixing bowls, of course.
The following set, with a mixture of rectangle and circle containers with lids is one of my favorites for storing leftovers. I love the variety of sizes, and of course, I love that they have lids to match. A glass container without a lid is really not very beneficial to me.
Of course, I use the following oblong Pyrex dishes all the time for making and baking casseroles. I also use these to freeze extra casseroles for future meals on the fly.
Without a doubt, I have found that having a wide variety of shapes and sizes of jars and Pyrex dishes with lids is key to efficiently storing food. I use larger containers when I’m preparing food ahead of time for us to pull out and eat. I use smaller containers for leftovers, shredded cheese, or veggie dips.
Switching over from plastic to glass has been a huge help in my kitchen in so many ways! I’ll end with a contented sigh as I think about my lovely glass container selection. Some girls love jewelry and flowers; I love jars and Pyrex. What can I say?
What are your favorite ways to store leftovers?
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