Stock your homes with Reynolds Heat & Eat containers this holiday season to make leftover and goodies management a breeze!
Say what you will, the second half of the year is way more exciting than the first half. After the countdown to the New Year at midnight, the first 6 months have nothing else going on but work and taxes. Bleh! Sure there’s Summer and Spring but I’ve always been a Fall girl! After what seems like eternity, we’re finally stepping into the super fun part of the year, with back-to-back waves of holidays and festivities lashing out at us one after another. Not just in the US, but also in India – Navaratri’s already started and Diwali’s just around the corner.
Combine that with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, we are looking at pretty busy weekends coming up with shopping, company, food and tons of laughter and fun. And where there’s a party, there’s ALWAYS leftovers. My mother always says, cook for more people than you are expecting, provided your excess doesn’t translate to waste, because it is better to deal with excess than the lack thereof and it’s a philosophy I’ve always followed religiously.
And if you’re in/from India, there’s this customary door-to-door drop off of Diwali sweets and treats, a ritual that has scarred many a child in us – because there’s always that one house where the dogs really never warmed up to you and their salivating jaws combined with a hungry growl that wants to eat your soul have forever haunted your nightmares! And you have to wait there, for the neighbours to return your box/plate.
There’s an unspoken rule among guests and hosts that when you send food or treats to someone, that person is expected to ‘return’ the container filled with ‘a little something’ – NEVER return an empty box! It’s rude! Tch tch tch…. Which means I was left waiting in neighbours’ houses for atleast 15 minutes while they transferred my sweets and replaced it with theirs.
So as a host, when I am packing food for guests (leftovers, holiday goodies or regular batches of cookies, brownies and the like), I feel ‘icky’ sending over my favourite Tupperware or Pyrex, not just because I fear it may not find it’s way back to me, but because I feel like my guests will now feel obligated to return the ‘favour’ by filling the returning container with delicious confections of their own. Not to mention the fact that I have now given them dishes to wash, and no one loves doing dishes, even me and I have selective OCD!
This is where disposable containers come in – drop-off and walk away, giving the hungry dogs lesser time to get to ya – but then again, most are made of unsafe plastic and not microwave safe. Which may be fine if all you were sending out were cakes and cookies, but rice and curry, pasta or noodles – they’re another matter.
On my recent Walmart run, I picked up these Reynolds™ Disposable Heat & Eat containers – they’re sold in packs of 8 and 6 and come with lids. But that’s not the best part!
If you’re as conscious about reducing plastic in your life, but are quite not ready to completely give up the convenience of disposable containers, then take comfort in the fact that Reynolds™ Disposable Heat & Eat containers are a great alternative to plastic – made from a mixture of natural bagasse and bamboo fibers using a process similar to that used in making paper, they are perfectly recyclable and microwave-safe! PLUS, they come with a BPA-Free, recyclable plastic lid that keeps your food from leaking out and making a mess during transport!
They had me at ‘made with Plants’ !! Find out more about these amazing containers, get recipes and more HERE.
Whether it’s for holidays and special occasions, or just sending leftovers after a routine get-together with friends and family, I’m now switching to these Reynolds™ Disposable Heat & Eat containers.
Try it yourself and pick up these Reynolds™ Disposable Heat & Eat Containers at your local Walmart today. You can find them in the food storage aisle by the Reynolds™ Wrap. Can’t miss it!
And here’s an EXCLUSIVE COUPON to save $1 on these Reynolds™ Disposable Heat & Eat Containers and MORE….
And once you’ve got them, don’t forget to try these awesome recipes that are perfect to pack-and-send-away after a party! Just be sure to remove the lid before you microwave them!
[ click each image to see the recipe ]