I really don’t like to cook. I actually can cook reasonably well, I just don’t enjoy it. But since most men get testy when they’re not fed, and my husband is a typical man, I cook.
My method, which works quite well for us, is to cook on one day a fairly large amount, and have left-overs for two or three days, before I have to cook again. So I have a lot of left-overs to put in the fridge.
I’ve been looking for glass left-over containers for a long time. I know someone who has some, but they were given to them, and didn’t know how to find them. So I’ve looked in every kitchen-ware store, department store, big box store and grocery store, all to no avail.
All I could do was use the plastic, and just be very careful not to put anything hot in them.
You are aware, aren’t you, that harmful chemicals in some plastics can leach into your food or drink, and heat will cause it to leach more and faster?
Well, guess what? Just this year, I’ve seen more and more glass containers in the container section of the grocery stores. And I’ve been diligently buying them, and ditching the plastic with almost giddy glee. It’s weird to get so excited about something so seemingly trivial, but I never thought our health was trivial.
So my advice to anyone out there who stores left-overs in the fridge—ditch the plastic, and get glass containers. And speaking of plastic containers, that also means bottled water. You never know when that bottle of water might have been in the heat. That’s especially true in the summer. Find a stainless steel drinking bottle, and fill it with your own water. I use a home portable water distiller, but that’s for another post.
You can find stainless steel water bottles of various sizes, in many stores. Or, you could let your fingers do the dialing or keyboard typing and order it from a catalogue or online.
This plastic thing is important. That stuff has so many carcinogenic chemicals in it. And you don’t want your family or yourself to ingest that!
So, DITCH THE PLASTIC!