Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Kitchen Tip Tuesday




I use coffee filters instead of a plate or paper towel to serve snacks to the kids. They are the perfect size and flatten out into a round shape easily. I picked up a huge unopened bag of coffee filters at a garage sale for $1. I think it was 600 or something like that. Since my husband is the only one that drinks coffee it would take I guess two years to use them as just coffee filters.

I also put the filter plus coffee grounds in an old coffee can to take to the compost bin. I just throw it all in. If it is the time I am taking it out I also take the leftover coffee from the pot. If you are storing the can don't add the liquid unless you want moldy compost.

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8 comments:

Valarie said...

They also work well to dry your hands in a pinch. Don't ask how I know. :)

Kelli said...

Great Tip! That would work great! Thanks!!! (I'm an Alabama resident myself! - Love your picture of the beach! I missed it this year!)

Michelle said...

Mark is the only coffee drinker here too..I've used them for the same things...great tip!

Shynea @ Penny Pinching Diva said...

I thought I was the only one who did this. I find coffee filters very cheap and I use them to serve snacks to my boys as well. They are so much easier and cheaper to use then paper plates.

Becc said...

We do that at work to.
We have to share the popcorn with friends, ya know. :-)

Picket said...

Thanks for coming by girl...gosh I can't imagine a teacher crushing a child's confidence like that...I can honestly say I had some of the best teachers ever when I was in school..but you survived it girl and look how strong and beautiful of a life you have made...Take care girl and have a great week!

Renee said...

Wonderful tip! Thanks for sharing.

Renee'
http://rmboys2.wordpress.com/

TheRoosterChick said...

Luv this tip. No more chasing popcorn around the kitchen.