Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Kitchen Tip Tuesdays

I found a new tip last week when I was putting all of my dried herbs into little jars. I needed to label each lid & I was out of blank labels. I usually keep a sheet of blank labels in one of my kitchen drawers, just a sheet from the package that you use with your printer to print your own address labels. I use them to label left-overs that I put in cool whip bowls & into the freezer. But, I've been out of those for a while. So lately when I've been freezing things, I write on a scrap piece of paper what I'm freezing & then tape it to the lid. That's not very neat looking, but it doesn't really matter for left-overs in the freezer. I wanted something nicer for my jars of herbs, so I went hunting for one more blank label page, even though I knew we were out. LOL
What I found was better! I found two pages of those free address labels you get in the mail from various charities. I think one was from Easter Seals & one was from Saint Jude's Children's Hospital. One page had Christmas pictures on them & the other had flowers, & because these were herbs I picked the flowers. I just used white-out on the printed address. And that's it! It made very pretty labels.

And here's a peek at my chamomile.

I have used up nearly all of my mayo lids for these herbs! I'll have to start saving more. LOL
You can see more Kitchen Tip Tuesdays at Tammy's Recipes.

7 comments:

Stacey said...

very cool. I love your dried herbs!

Lynn said...

Great idea! I've discovered the joy of Sharpie pens in recent years. Now I often write directly on my Ziploc bags or old plastic tubs (the ones that used to contain soft butter or cottage cheese) what's inside. If it's not a container I care about, I don't even trouble myself with labels anymore.

BarbaraLee said...

Now make sure you don't open more then one lid. You might forget which lid went to which jar.

Jane said...

Thank you Stacey! :)

Lynn, Oh! Sharpies are great on ziplock bags! And cool whip bowls, & cottage cheese bowls & sour cream bowls....

BarbaraLee that cracked me up! LOL

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Great idea!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Great idea! Your herbs look wonderful.

Jessica said...

Great idea. Very cute.

I always have used masking tape. It isn't pretty, but it does the job.