Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Schnucks Olive Bar Containers

We eat A LOT of olives around here. In fact, some weeks, we spend more on olives than we do on meat. We love the little buggers. That means I have lots of the olive bar containers around here. Sure I could pitch them, or toss them in the recycle bin, but as luck would have it, these containers are the perfect size. Holding 2 1/2 cups worth of liquid, they are just right for freezing a couple of servings of soup.

I love soup. I eat it nearly every day. Good news too is that I like to make soup. It relaxes me. So, when I get a bumper crop of tomatoes, squash, corn or you name it vegetable, I'll make soup and freeze it in these pefect family sized containers. I like to have a variety available in the freezer. When I want a bowl, I'll pop the container in the microwave for a couple of minutes, to unfreeze it a little, then dump the rest of the contents in a sauce pan and let it simmer on the stove for a few minutes. As an added bonus, these containers don't melt in the dishwasher.

Let's see, in here now we have tomato soup, chili, some red beans (as in red beans and rice - I don't freeze the rice, I just cook a fresh batch) and some french onion soup. I'll probably make some vegetable soups in the next couple of days to round out the collection.


  1. I put my soup in bags, lol. I have an affinity for freezer bags. Well, maybe not affinity, might be an obsession.

  2. That's funny. You do seem to be a little obsessed with the freezer bags.

  3. I haven't had any luck with them in the dishwasher, they melt............. :)

  4. If you ever run out of your containers. . . I love these. I get them from Cassandra's Kitchen ( and they come in quart and 1/2 quart sizes. I think they come in another smaller size as well. They are my faves. They freeze well, go in the dishwasher, and the microwave. I use them mostly for Chicken Soup and Jay's gravy - one quart tends to be a good amount for a meal for two and a leftover lunch or so. We eat a lot!! Anyway, Cassandra's Kitchen has a lot of basic stuff I like, and is not overpriced.