Tuesday, January 8, 2008

A Salad Bar

In an effort to actually use all my Tupperware that just remains stacked in my cabinet (had I known I prefer ziploc bags to containers, I probably wouldn't have made such an investment), I finally put to practice a great tip I've read over and over. That is to make your own salad bar so that when it comes time for a meal, everything is prepared and you just put it together.

My "brilliant" idea last night was to use the lunch meat keeper I have from Tupperware (don't know if that is the real name). It is one unit, in that it all snaps together, each layer being the lid to the container beneath, and it has a lid on top (see top picture - the one with the blue lid in the middle). This makes the most perfect salad bar! Knowing I have a salad-in-waiting all ready in the fridge makes life so much easier (and takes away the excuse that I don't have time to make a salad!)


Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest,
For those that wander they know not where
Are full of trouble and full of care;
To stay at home is best.

Weary and homesick and distressed,
They wander east, they wander west,
And are baffled and beaten and blown about
By the winds of the wilderness of doubt;
To stay at home is best.

Then stay at home, my heart, and rest;
The bird is safest in its nest;
O'er all that flutter their wings and fly
A hawk is hovering in the sky;
To stay at home is best.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow