Store Leftovers for Thanksgiving in Soup Containers From a Restaurant Supply Store

Thanksgiving leftovers aren’t exactly onerous, but they do require some strategy. Half-filled baking dishes covered with plastic wrap may seem like the path of least resistance, but they don’t fold well and often take up a lot of space. If you want to really enjoy storing leftovers, take yourself to the store in a restaurant for soup containers.

The soup containers we have praised before are excellent for several reasons. Their wide necks and stiff sides make filling easier than freezer bags; they fold up like in a dream; and you can see them inside , which means that you are more likely to eat the food contained inside. They are recyclable, microwave safe, freezer safe and can be thrown in the dishwasher for easy cleaning and reuse. Indeed, they are the best. ( Dave Arnold is a fan too , so trust Dave if you don’t trust me.)

They’re also cheap – $ 5-10 for a 50-pack, depending on where you buy them – so you can send guests home with food without worrying about “getting your Tupperware back.” Buckets come in pint and quart sizes, but the lids fit both, which is great news because finding a “lid that fits” is a recurring nightmare for me. These containers have no disadvantages. Get to the grocery store at a restaurant, grab some soup containers and maybe a cheap chef’s knife or two (especially if you’ve forgotten to sharpen yours).


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