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Monday, January 11, 2010

Reuse your cereal bags!

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 :)


Gabrielle said...

I'll be linking up to this post as part of my "tip of the day" thread on 1/13. What a great tip!

Kristen said...

This is one of the most useful tips I have read in ages. Thank you! I will be saving my cereal bags from now on.

Together We Save said...

This is a great tip!! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

thanks so much all of you for the kind words and for stopping by!

Sharon said...

Dave Ramsey would be proud. :)
(we're doing his plan right now)

I just read this tip off a Yahoo story the other day, too. I suppose I should try this. We always have cereal around!