1. Too Much Spaghetti: How many times has this happened to you? You open a box of dried spaghetti, grab a nice handful, then wonder…is this the correct portion? Well, look no further. You have a measuring tool in your drawer right now you never knew existed!
That little hole in the middle of your spaghetti utensil is to measure out how much spaghetti you’ll need for one portion.
2. Freeze the Cheese: Want to shred cheese but don’t always becomes a clumpy mess? Freeze your cheese for about 20 minutes. It will harden up and be easier for shredding.
3. Bacon Grease in Egg Shells: Where do you store your bacon grease? If you’re making eggs with the bacon, keep your cracked shells. Tear off the egg carton they came in. Turn them upside down so the open end is facing upwards. Then pour your hot bacon grease here. The cracked egg shell is tough enough to withstand the heat. Keep them in here until they are hardened. Then discard.
4. Don’t Toss the Plastic: When you go to the market, you might see little pieces of plastic at the ends of your bananas. This actually is to keep the bananas yellow longer. If you don’t have that piece of plastic, just take a small piece of plastic wrap and tie it around the banana tips.
5. Heat the Pan: To make sure you get a good roast on your vegetables (potatoes, zucchini, carrots, etc), put your pan in the oven for 20 minutes prior to putting the food on it. This will get the pan hot, creating a nice sear on the food.