By Mike Thayer
I hate doing dishes, even with a dishwasher available. If there's a way to avoid doing dishes, even if it's simply rinsing off some plates and silverware and throwing them in the dishwasher, I'd just rather not.
Whoever invented these things was a genius, I LOVE these things! I have eight sandwich baskets sitting on top of my refrigerator at the ready, for whatever.... Able to hold a huge sandwich and a generous portion of fries, they're good for so much more. They're great for holding just about any kind of snack, no fuss, no mess... Chips, popcorn, pretzels, nuts. When you're done, just throw the parchment paper away, rinse off the basket and let dry for the next meal or snack. They're not just for one person to use either. Task the baskets to serve bread sticks or garlic bread, family style at the dinner table. For a big Sunday family breakfast, serve bacon in a basket rather than dirtying up a plate. They're space savers when it comes to storage (easily stackable), convenient to use, easy to wash, they're sturdier than paper plates and the best part, they're inexpensive.
I picked up eight baskets at Dollar Tree for $5 (four sets of two at $1.25 each). That's Bachelor on the Cheap wallet friendly and these baskets will last me a very long time. I'll get multiple uses for serving up a vast variety of foods. Just about any kind of finger food can go in a basket, chicken nuggets, tacos, onion rings, mozzarella sticks and marinara sauce.... Don't want bar food fare? Slice up some fruit or toss in some veggies and dip, there's just so much you can serve in a basket.
Use them indoors, outdoors, get some for yourself, family use, parties, the backyard BBQ, picnics, casual holiday gatherings...
Pictured right, two bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sliders and hash browns.... It was another dose of YUM and super easy clean up!