by Tammy Taylor~
My baby sis knows that I reuse various containers. So she’s always checking with me before she sends something to the recycling bin. The other day she held up an empty container of Parmesan cheese (like you sprinkle on pizza) and asked if I’d like it. RancherMan HATES that stuff so I’m never able to buy it. So I enthusiastically accepted her offer. She was a bit surprised at my excitement. But when I told her what I was gonna do with it…
Remember my battle cry: Use WhatCha Got! You see, the Parmesan lid fits a standard canning jar opening, whether 1/2 pint, pint or quart. I’ve wanted to get my hands on one of those lids for awhile. But again, RancherMan hates dried Parmesan cheese so I’ve never bought any. Now that I’ve gotten this empty jar from my sis I’ll get started repurposing it.
First I filled a small 1/2-pint jelly jar with baking soda. Then I took that lid off the flimsy plastic container it came with. Finally I screwed that super-functional lid onto my glass canning jar of baking soda. But why? Well I’m so glad you asked…
This is perfect to use when I’m baking! The small jar takes up very little space in my spice cabinet. And one side of the lid opens wide, making for easy measurement when I’m cooking. Plus the top of the lid levels off the contents in my tablespoon. The excess simply falls back into the jar. No mess!
The other side of the flip-top lid has sprinkle holes. I’ll use this side when I’m scrubbing my pots & pans. I typically use baking soda for an environmentally-friendly option when a little extra cleaning uuuumph is needed. It’s cheap, it’s effective and it’s non toxic.
Since starting this simple-life journey I’ve begun looking at many things with a different eye. My sis looked a little sideways at me when I explained to her what I was gonna do with the lid. My guess is she won’t offer me her next Parmesan cheese jar. I think she might have the perfect idea about how to reuse it!
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