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Making Measuring Foods Accurately Makes Food Prep Much Faster.



I keep measuring tools, cups and spoons in many containers. Many foods are used in specific amounts often So I have 1/4 cup measure in my oat bran. 2 tablespoon in m flax seed. I tablespoon in my grape nuts. I bought inexpensive cups and spoons and instead of cluttering the drawers I open the lid use the tool and throw it back in for the next time you want to use that dry food again. no need to wash till it gets wet. Make certain the utensil is dry before you drop it back in to the glass jar.

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I use glass jars so I see how much is in the jar and after a given level I add the new supply to the grocery list. Then I can shop bulk buying stores. I like to add the date of the product so you know how long you have had it. Pat in Maine.

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  • great idea very useful do it too - by NASFKAB
  • I do this to (and have for years)!

    Yard sales and thrift stores are the best places to pick up measuring spoons & cups cheap. They may be a plastic set that is not too attractive anymore, may have a missing piece to the set, or the printing on them have wore off and the measurement size is no longer legible. If you find a set like that, measure it at home against your own set and use a paint pen to mark it. Or, if you know it is an 1/8 cup (2 TBS) measuring cup, just throw into a canister containing something like ground flax seed, that you know you always use 2 TBS with.

    My favorite measuring cups are metal. I recently found a 1 cup measure at a yard sale for 10 cents. There was only one other cup, maybe 1/3 cup, that I don't use that size much, so I didn't buy it, even for 10 cents :) - by MOJOLO
  • My mom always did this and thru the years, I've been surprised that this isn't the norm. It makes me such sense. emoticon - by LYNETTEMOM
  • I do this too, but I'm usually too cheap to buy extra spoons and cups - I think I will anyway now!!! - by RACHELLELP
    Awesome idea! I have a zillion jars I can use.. now to go get the measuring utensils! - by MIKESWIFE62
  • I like this! - by LAURA747681
  • Great Ideas will definitely use these tips. emoticon - by PHYLISSCR
  • emoticon Will go to the dollar store tomorrow for some cups and spoons! - by IMLOCOLINDA
  • Great idea. Thanks - by INTRIBUS

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