Yes, the meal is delish, the family time is fun (really! we’re a fun crew and have a good time!), but what I might look forward to most about Thanksgiving is the left-overs. Just as a good Boeuf Bourguinon or lasagna tastes better the second day, so, too, does turkey, stuffing, gravy and side dishes. (And a sliver of pie, too, though honestly, pie generally suffers from some kind of culinary hang-over on day two.)
For years, I have surreptitiously stolen a stockpile of my sister-in-law’s disposable plastic food storage containers. But recently, through the magic of Twitter, I got to be a product tester for OXO’s new line of TOP food storage containers. And I gotta say – I’m a little bit obsessed with them. Why? Let me explain:
1) Their sizes inspire storage. Look how cute my cookies look in the little one! And one of them is a perfect fit for four corn muffins from my chili binge last weekend. There’ s even a big one that would fit at least nine cupcakes.
2) The have a great seal on them – I’ve sloshed soup to work and when the ol’ tote bag took a header in the front seat of the car, I did not swerve around in a panicked manner, cussing my clumsy ways – because the container, which landed on its side, was just fine!
3) They look cool and make your left-overs look cool, too! Seriously – even when I wasn’t really in the mood for more mushroom-leek gratin (man, that recipe made a lot), it just looked more appealing in this nice container and I thought, “Hell, yeah, that stuff was good – I’ll have some more.” Call me shallow, but that’s my story.
So – this Thanksgiving, I’m bringing them with me – because my family is actually planning on over-cooking so that we all get left-overs and I can end my criminal streak of grand-theft butter tub from my sister-in-law.
Happy Cooking and Happy Left-overing!
Oh – if you want to see them all, they are at Bed, Bath & Beyond and you also can see them all at http://www.oxo.com/oxoHome.jsp.