Monday, March 11, 2013

Cereal...Fresh & Organized!

Cereal..."the breakfast of champions"!
 
Whether you properly pour it in a bowl with milk or messily eat it by the handful straight from the box, everyone loves cereal!  There's sugary, crunchy, krispy, fruity, chocolatey and whole grainy.  It can be a quick morning breakfast or a tasty late night snack...but all ruined if it loses its "snap, crackle, and pop"!
 
I don't know about you, but in our household, it seemed like I was constantly throwing out almost full boxes of the stuff because it would go bad before we had a chance to eat it up.  And not to mention, no one ever folds down those plastic bags inside to preserve any type of freshness!  Oh and those cardboard tabs are a lost cause, if they are even left intact after opening the box in the first place! 
 
Can you sense my frustration?!
 
I couldn't take it anymore, so here is the "kid tested and mother approved" fix I came up with to help the good stuff stay "magically delicious"...well, actually I have to give credit to my mom.  She has stored her cereal similar to this for as long as I can remember.
 

 "The taste you can see!"  Take the plastic bag out of the cardboard box and put it directly into the plastic container.  Cut the label off the box of cereal and tape inside the plastic container so you'll know the brand.  (You could also cut the nutrition facts out and tape them inside if you want them handy.)  Open just one end of the plastic bag and put the lid on with the plastic between the lid and the container.  Make sure the lid is closed all the way after use and your cereal will keep much longer in this convenient, pourable, labeled container!  "They're gr-r-reat!"
 
The plastic containers can be found at stores like Target and Wal-Mart.

6 comments:

  1. You are inspiring me to attack our pantry...it is a daunting task! :)

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  2. This totally reminds me if our childhood, one of the many things I remember from your house!

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