Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Tupperware.....

Surprised you with this one eh?
 
If I were a bachelor there would not be a single piece of Tupperware or otherwise plastic container organism in my kitchen.  Maybe something in the shop to hold screws and other items that lend themselves to being in a see through container.

How does one accumulate so much Tupperware?  I'm envisioning that women get together at lunch or wherever and at some point Tupperware and its relative plastic container cousins come up in conversation.  Lisa, have you seen the new Tupperware ?   It's not round it's square and so much more easy to stack in the drawer !
And you can Burp it like a Baaabeee !

"Oh Lisa! Where can I procure such a thing?"
 
"Come to my party Friday Night!"

I wouldn't have leftovers.  Raccoons would enjoy my leftovers.  If I had any leftovers.

My wife has a round number 7 Tupperware container and a round number 9 Tupperware container.  They differ in circumference by only thousands of an inch.  Try to put a number 7 top on a number 9 container some time !

Obviously, Tupperware made a bad batch of round containers and rather than toss them, they just put a different number on it and shipped it out !

My wife has another habit.  She will wash the Tupperware (good thing) but she will not put it away.  She merely stacks it on top of the kitchen island thing I made to house such absurd items.  If I don't put them away they will sit there until she needs one of them again for a leftover that will rot in the fridge and result in the Tupperware container needing to be washed and sanitized to once again take its rightful place on top of the beautiful kitchen island I made that is on casters.

I can look in the fridge right now and see that valuable shelf space is clogged with plastic containers partially filled with God Knows What that will never be consumed.  She will of course ask me 'Why don't you eat any of the leftovers?"  My reply is that if it isn't pasta, I am not going to be eating it.  She apparently doesn't understand the answer because she has asked me 1000 times why I don't eat the leftovers.  "You don't eat the leftovers, they're going bad!"  hahahhaaaaa

Tupperware parties... I think Tupperware parties are just an excuse for women to get together and talk about sex.  Then they feel guilty they didn't buy any Tupperware from the host, so they buy some round containers that are only thousandths of an inch different in size from round containers they bought at the last pajama party.

And we're just getting started.  If I were a bachelor here, there would be quite a number of things you would no longer be able to find around the house though I will say containers for household items means that if we move there is a Ton of stuff that is already packed and ready to go.  I'll give her that.

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  1. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS! SO well done, Kid!! LOVED reading this! You will be thrilled to know I have not one piece of Tupperware, tho I have to admit I have another brand ;-) You're so right about the lids not fitting........This was REALLY funny...thanks!

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    1. HAHA ! Thank you so much Z. Glad you enjoyed :-)

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  2. Loathe Tupperware. But..............I adore my Pyrex Snapware. Bought a set at Costco and we use some of it just about every day. The upside is you can cook in it and when it's just two peeps you have the perfect size. I purposely plan for leftovers and it's rare they ever get thrown out. I mean - come on, Kid - who doesn't like meat loaf the next day?

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    1. Adrienne, You have obviously taken the responsible approach. Pyrex. We're not talking about ocean clogging, fish killing, fish/people poisoning plastic here. And I thank you.

      A, I just don't like beef leftovers of any kind. On rare occasion, I can do cubed Filet Mignon over rice with Oyster Sauce if the filet is still rare enough. Elsewise, if it ain't pasta/Italian I'm not gonna do it.

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    2. But, but, but - meatloaf sandwiches. And what about hot roast beef sammies? Who has left over filet?

      Now there's a song I haven't heard in eons.

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    3. Adrienne - Meatloaf? Roast Beef? not on my watch ! Heh.

      We had left over filet once or twice. If it is rare wnough we can cube it, saute it, put it over rice and drizzle with oyster sauce. Though it could be that I can eat anything with oyster sauce on it.

      What song? I don't hear anything.

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    4. Thinly sliced cold steak can make a great salad if it's been well seasoned, and tossed with an Asian-style dressing.

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  3. Tupperware parties are a target rich environment for a man of your proclivities ...

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    1. Mustang, as it happens we kicked this around at work today and one of the guys talked about how they had these parties to get their apartment full of women. Then drinking and other stuff would unfold.

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  4. My mom used to be a big Tupperware distributor. And I spent many an afternoon packaging boxes and bags to deliver to women who would purchase them. I'm so glad that's over.

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    1. Delivering to women isn't all bad Ed.

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  5. I hope this post was as therapeutic for you in writing it as it was for me in reading it (then printing a hard copy and storing a folded copy of it in a mason jar on top of the outside garage refrigerator to read again later).

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    1. Very therapeutic Mr Blade ! I've been struggling with this aspect of my life for many moons and was finally able to verbalize it for my blogging therapy support group. I think I'm on the road to recovery now. btw - Signed copies are available in the gift shop for $50 ea. Blogger buddies get it on embossed paper and discounted by 50%. Free shipping of course, just a modest handling fee.

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    2. I have the solution for your woes and leftover dilemma...you say this, "to once again take its rightful place on top of the beautiful kitchen island I made that is on casters."

      My man, if it's on casters, meaning wheels, roll the goddamn thing down the driveway in the morning put a sign on it..."Free Tupperware Party" and they'll disappear by 9AM! Any Neanderthal can roll the thing out of the house, right?

      Otherwise, this is another mystery and saga in a married mans life....the ultimate question we men all ask of women....WHY? I MEAN WHY?
      Besides that...it's still funny stuff.

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    3. IMP ! LOLOLOL !

      Nothing is easy is it. hahahaha

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  6. Tupperware, schmupperware. It is what it is, part of life. Like commericals on TV, learn to ignore them Kid, one less thing to keep in your brain.

    Now leftovers, that's a serious topic of major concern. My wife (an owner of great huge gobs of Tupperware, and cheap Tupperware knock-off products), is constantly asking me whys I don't like leftovers. Some leftovers are fine: spagetti and beef stew rise to the top of a very small list. Anything else, fuggeddaboudit. I tell her they don't taste the same as when they just came out of the oven, but that falls on completely deaf ears. "Why doesn't it taste the same, Fredd? IT's the same dish as it was yesterday?" NO, no it's not. It's had a day to rot, to degrade, to dry out, to ______ (fill in the blank with bad things that happen to fresh food when it is no longer fresh). I try to explain this phenomenon, but it's useless. And the funny thing: she doesn't eat any leftovers, that's MY job!

    And I try to tell her to cook just enough for the meal, so that there are no leftovers. Nope, impossible. THe recipe calls for a batch that feeds 6, but there are only three of us. Cut it in half? 'Nope, that's changing the recipe and it doesn't work like that, you just don't get it, Fredd.'

    I hate leftovers. Except spaghetti. And beef stew.

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    1. ALL the classic pasta dishes taste better after they've spent a night or two in the fridge, Fredd.

      I come from an Italian family (mother's side) and I noticed that way back when I was a little kid.

      Heat up leftover spaghetti and meatballs with a little bit of olive oil in a skillet, and it's like dying going to heaven.

      Recooked CHICKEN, however, taste ;ike ess-aitch-eye-tea.

      Most good home made soups raste great reheated as long as you don't let them BOIL.

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    2. Steak is the worst Fredd. Grilled properly, fresh quality steak off the grill at the correct temperature (Rare) is good. Out of the fridge the next day - anything you can do to it and it is still raccoon food. Or eric holder food which is the same thing.

      Yes, Italian dishes are better the next day. I make lasagne on occasion and just put it in the fridge without touching it when it is cool enough to do so.

      My wife grew up in her father's Chinese restaurant. She doesn't know how to cook for two.

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  7. Kid, you came along a little too late. You would have a made great columnist for The Saturday Evening Post, Colliers Magazine and –– don't laugh –– The Ladies Home Journal!

    You sound just like burBurton Hillis who wrote a column clled The Man Next Door for one of those great old magazines. We all loved it way back when American was still America.

    You sure mde ME laugh, because I've got a load of cheap plastic containers –– some square, some round, some oblong, on what-is-suposed-to-be a DESK in my kitchen. Got 'em all for a buck a piece at The Dollar Tree. NO Tupperware, though. I never liked that stuff either.

    The plastic stuff is goo fo strong tuna slad, chicken sala, egg salad, and salad fishing before you put dressing on them.

    My mom had fancy "refrigerator dishes." Nice looking, but they were enamled metal with heave GLASS tops. Every ince in a while one of hose tops wou;d slip off and mke a godawful –– DANGEROUS –– mess on the tile floor. We'd be sweeping up bits of glass for WEEKS. So in that way the plastic is better.

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    1. Thank you Much Franco ! You bring up another problem with the stuff. It is all shapes and sizes and is impossible to put away in even a large drawer. Which is why Mad doesns't try I guess.

      Hey, maybe I could do an "Ask a man anything" column for a ladies magazine. That'd be interesting.

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    2. It would be GREAT idea, Kid, xcept fr one thing:

      With the probable exception of our dear departed grandmothers, mothers, aunts an some of their friends, –– and your WIFE, of course –– there just aren't enough LADIES left to make a prfitab;e readership.

      BOO friggin' HOO.

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      Speaking of sorrowful things I have to apologize for the way my TYPING has gone to hell. Losing my eyesight –– as I've been for several years now, makes it very hard to post accurate remarks, but I OUGHT to try to do better than THAT hot mess ;-}

      I hadn't had my first cup of coffee yet when I wrote that, but it's still NO EXCUSE.

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    3. Franco, spelling/grammer police are banned on this site.

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  8. I'm with Adrienne. The top that doesn't fit doesn't make my day.

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    1. Cube, yes life needs to be easier than that when dealing at this level. :)

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  9. We used to alternate dinner with another couple before a weekly bible study with them.
    Our wives would each cook.
    Always great food.
    One week, his wife asked my wife how she prepared the meal, as it was so good
    She said "On Monday you have roast, Tuesday Italian sausage, Wednesday ribs and put them all together."

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  10. Thank goodness for the zip lock baggies.... saves a whole lot of those lid problems and putting away left overs... :)

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    1. Bunk, I wouldn't even need Those ! :-]

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  12. I never got into the Tupperware thing.

    I went to one -- and only one -- Tupperware party and only because my cousin begged me to attend. I got the one most useful leftover container in my kitchen: the Tupperware bacon keeper.

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  13. Always remember - if you lose a sock in the dryer, it comes back as a Tupperware lid that doesn't fit any of your containers.

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    1. Thanks Blade, that's gonna be two problems solved.

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  14. Well Kid, I'll say this about Tupperware: some of those containers go bad after a short time, depending on how the plastic was formulated and what EPA regulations they had to meet at the time they were molded. I'm a bachelor, and when I buy sandwich meat, I buy them in durable plastic containers which I reuse to store some quality frozen meat

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  15. Mystere, I can't add much, but I will say that for storing things longer term, like a week or more, we use a Foodsaver, which is a device to vacuum out the air and seal the bag. If that appeals to you get the cheapest one you can find, opposed to one with bells and whistles. Ours has a button for vacuum and one for seal.

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