Things I Love Thursday: Pourfect Bowls & Measuring Spoons
Actually, I think it is Jill who first told me about Pourfect Bowls. They sounded cool so when they contacted me to review them, I was up for it! When you do once a month cooking, can you ever have enough measuring devices? (More on this in a later post!)
Anyway, I thought the summer menu would be a perfect opportunity to try these out! There are a lot of liquids and marinades that need to be made and poured over meats or into gallon freezer bags. Honestly, I can say that, for me, this is the single best use of the Pourfect Bowls I was sent.
I spent today getting some foods ready for the freezer and I used the bowls for mixing the ingredients and then pouring them into gallon freezer bags or the baking pans. I started out making the marinade for Annie Eat’s Garlic Lemon Chicken Kabobs. I used the measuring spoons for measuring all the ingredients, mixed in my 8-cup Pourfect bowl and then poured right into the bag!
And you know what I noticed about the measuring spoons? They come in more than just the standard measuring increments! I think this is great because many times when I multiply a recipe out for freezer cooking it comes to some weird amount that there is not a standard measuring spoon for; but not with the Pourfect measuring spoons! There was a lot of different options!
Next, I moved on to making up some Stuffed Buffalo Chicken and decided to use the large Pourfect bowl to melt the butter in the microwave and simply mix the buffalo marinade. Then, instead of cooking it, I just poured it over the dish. I am certain it will taste just as great. And since the Pourfect is microwave safe I did all of the mixing in one bowl! That was nice for my dishwasher.
If you have the means or have a birthday coming up you want to drop hints to friends and family, I would suggest you consider these! They are PERFECT for once a month cooking (oamc) days! Well, I suppose they would be better if they had a super JUMBO size, but hey, maybe we can make suggestions?
What do you think, would they work for your cooking days? What do you use for all that mixing and pouring?
This post is linked at the Diaper Diaries Things I Love Thursday.