Once November hits, we begin to feel the holiday spirit in the air! The decorations begin to pop up all around us, the holiday music begins playing on the radio and the malls begin to fill with people doing their holiday shopping. As they say, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Just like everyone else, we jump right into the holiday spirit, but along with that comes lots of planning and staying organized to get everything done and ready!
Holiday season brings a lot of parties and entertaining which means plenty of cooking! Whether it be food for our own parties, food to bring to others or food to prepare for the kids before heading out to a holiday party, there is lots going on in the kitchen! At this time of year, we often find ourselves wishing for a bigger fridge to hold it all!
Food storage your can trust
When we took the kids to make their wish lists at Walmart a few weeks ago, I ran over to the kitchen storage section to grab a few extra containers for the season. I find that every now and then, I need to purge what I have and get new containers as they get stained and change color over time. While perusing the shelves, I found a package called Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE. At first, I was drawn to it by the clarity thinking it was glass, but was shocked at how light it was as I pulled it off the shelf. It stated on that package that Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE is a 100% leak proof and spill proof plastic container perfectly suited for meal preparation and serving. Without delay, I threw it into the buggy and checked out!
Putting it to the test
As I do every weekend to prepare for the week ahead, I began cooking ready to put the containers to the test! I made a vegetable soup to last us through the week. I packed everything in the Rubbermaid containers and threw half in the fridge for dinner on Monday night after all of the kids extra-curricular activities, and the other half went in the freezer.
When we were ready to eat on Monday night, I put the soup in the container right into the microwave to heat it up. I left the lid on and simply opened the latches. The steam in the container escapes from the small holes in the latches, so there was no splatter in the microwave! I was able to serve the soup straight out of the container and when we were done dinner, it went into the dishwasher! After a long day, I was extremely grateful at the minimal clean up post dinner!
Take it on the road
After storing and heating soup in the Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE containers, I expected to see the yellowish tint or staining on the plastic. However, after a run through the dishwasher they were as beautifully clear as they were when I purchased them. As the emails begin to circulate about who is bringing what to each holiday celebration, I am not shying away from offering items like soups, sauces and other messy items!
When preparing dinner, I put the 100% leak proof-guarantee feature to the test. As the container hit the floor, there was no splatter or messes to be seen! This has left me feeling confident that it’s perfect for transporting foods and meals with no worry of spills or messes, especially in the car! I am big fan of the fact that they look like glass but don’t have the weight of glass. They are easy to stack to carry from one house to another and are easy to organize in the fridge. The last thing I want to worry about when heading out to someone else’s home for dinner is walking in with a dirty dress after a messy spill in the car! Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE has the beauty of glass and the strength of plastic, just BRILLIANCE!
What will you use Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE for this holiday season?
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