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Old 02-28-2020, 12:10 AM   #21
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When you guys are reusing yogourt containers, etc., what do you do to label the when there is other stuff in them?
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Taxlady, you are normally very articulate. What do you mean?
It was a typo. It should have read, "When you guys are reusing yogourt containers, etc., what do you do to label them when there is other stuff in them?
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Old 02-28-2020, 12:18 AM   #22
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Wait, You mean how do I distinguish between yogurt bought home from the store from leftover pinto beans I put in an old yogurt container?
Yup, exactly. It has been a problem that I have encountered.
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Old 02-28-2020, 12:34 AM   #23
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It was a typo. It should have read, "When you guys are reusing yogourt containers, etc., what do you do to label them when there is other stuff in them?
Aha! You meant like yogurt with blueberries or raspberries or braised livers, or whatever?

Maybe with chalkboard labels, a product new for me.
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Old 02-28-2020, 02:41 AM   #24
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I bought these at my father's house, and when I get situated here in San Diego I will buy more. They are oven safe (without lids) borosilicate glass with vented plastic lids and they can go from freezer to table or to microwave without a problem and they are perfect for saving two course or three course leftover meals for another day. You can get a set of 4 two- or three-compartment containers with lids for the reasonable price of $29.99 from Groupon.

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Old 02-28-2020, 04:32 AM   #25
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When you guys are reusing yogourt containers, etc., what do you do to label the when there is other stuff in them?
I don't bother to label the containers.

I live alone my freezer is small and I normally use leftovers within a week or two so I have a pretty good idea of what is in each container.

If I do forget I pop off the lid for a quick look and a sniff.
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Old 02-28-2020, 08:32 AM   #26
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I write on a post-it with a Sharpie and tape it on the lid or side. Several years ago, I bought a set of plastic deli containers in half pint, pint and quart sizes to store leftovers, whether in the fridge or freezer.
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Old 02-28-2020, 10:08 AM   #27
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I use masking tape.
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Old 02-28-2020, 01:14 PM   #28
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Be careful with anchor hocking. I bought glass AH measuring cup that canít be put in the microwave.
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Old 02-28-2020, 01:25 PM   #29
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I also bought these and love them.

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Old 02-28-2020, 01:44 PM   #30
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I try to avoid the containers with the lock down tabs on the lids. The tabs are the first thing to go.
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Old 02-28-2020, 01:56 PM   #31
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Be careful with anchor hocking. I bought glass AH measuring cup that canít be put in the microwave.
Thanks for the heads up. The ones I looked at say that they are freezer, microwave, and conventional oven safe, but not to use them in a toaster oven or under a broiler.
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:11 PM   #32
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That looks great. But, they are kind of pricey. I think I'll wait until they start selling them with silicone lids. I wonder if they are available in singles as opposed to sets.
New guy here and just catching up/getting the lay of the land so to speak.
In reference to the purchase price, you, as taxlady, would probably know the reason we balance initial cost of anything over the life of what is being purchased. You will use those unbreakable pyrex containers for a very long time.

I bought a bull for $3000. I expect him to live and produce here for the next 4 years and to get $18,000 worth of calves out of him each year. What did that bull really cost me?
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:18 PM   #33
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New guy here and just catching up/getting the lay of the land so to speak.
In reference to the purchase price, you, as taxlady, would probably know the reason we balance initial cost of anything over the life of what is being purchased. You will use those unbreakable pyrex containers for a very long time.

I bought a bull for $3000. I expect him to live and produce here for the next 4 years and to get $18,000 worth of calves out of him each year. What did that bull really cost me?
I agree, but I have stuff that works right now. If you had a bull that was working just about as well as the new one would, would you buy the new one or wait until the current one got old and worn out?
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:22 PM   #34
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Well, to be honest, I always buy a new bull well before the old one is 'worn out' altho not for reasons you might expect but if you're happy with your present containers it's all good.
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Old 12-06-2020, 10:24 AM   #35
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I love my food prep containers made from borosilicate glass. They do have tabs, which I do believe will eventually wear out. I wish they stacked though. They take up a lot of space.
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