As I was crushing crackers for my chicken nugget breading last night, I realized that I should share a tip. I used to use my nice ziploc bags for breading, marinades, etc...I have been known to wash bags out, but never anything like that, as they are really a mess, and especially when marinading meat, I worry about not killing all the bacteria.
Instead, I give a second life to the bags in the cereal box. When the bag is empty, I wash it, let it dry and stash it in my bag drawer. They work great! Because of the thickness of the bags, they're great to use with a rolling pin for crushing- no likelihood of breaking.
Hubby laughs at me because when I was in my early 20's, I used to think his grandma was "eccentric" for reusing bags. Now I do it myself. Grandma is a smart cookie :)