Converting to Glassware

For a while now I’ve been wanting to not only change what we eat, but what we store or cook out food in.  Last Christmas my mother-in-law bought us beautiful stainless steel pots and pans which I use daily.  The only thing I need to add to my cooking collection is a couple good quality cast iron pans.

Today I went to Walmart to buy their mason jars. Each box of 12 was $5.94 ($0.50/jar).

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I’m excited to start making jams, jellies and pickled goods, but I’m also excited to use these items for every day food storage.  The London Drugs flyer currently has this set of glassware on sale again:

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I asked a friend of mine who is more knowledgeable in this area if this was a good deal.  She suggested that I also look at the dollar store as they sometimes have good glass food storage containers. So I hit up the Dollarama immediately after Walmart and look at what I found:

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These five glass containers and their lids (10 pieces total) only cost me $11.  The small ones were $1.50 each, the medium sized ones $2.50 each, and the large one was $3.  Even if I bought another large one to have a 12 piece collection like the one at London Drugs, it would only come out to $14!  That’s still a big savings of $5!  I’m happy.

I also picked up these ($3 each) to store our flour, rice and oatmeal in:

photo(44)I’m thrilled with how frugal my conversion to glass is so far!  Now to find that perfect cast iron pan.  Or two.

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