Non-Consumer Photo Essay

by Katy on April 1, 2011 · 4 comments

Remember how I was keeping an eye out for a more attractive, yet still functional solution to my dining room recycling needs?

Meet my "new" Goodwill recycling basket. It was too much money at $6.99, but it's the perfect size and essentially inoffensive.

I had set aside two almost completely eaten bags of tortilla chips to use at a later date. I cooked black bean chili last night, and stuck the chips onto a baking sheet to crisp them up. For too long. Bad burnt oil smell. Oh well, at least I tried.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Barb @ 1 Sentence Diary April 1, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Love that basket, Katy! Looks great in the dining room.


Kristen@TheFrugalGirl April 1, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Ooh, that IS a pretty recycling container.

I wish my ugly yellow bin didn’t look quite so ugly on my deck.


Tracy Balazy April 1, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Good effort on the tortilla chips! I can see me doing that.

What I do with my crumbs and remnants of tortilla chips, when they’re too little to dip, is I pour them into a bowl and pour salsa over them and eat them with a spoon like cereal. Weird, I know. 😉


Practical Pasimony April 1, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Tracy, I do the same thing with scrappy crumbs of anything. For chips I love, I will put cheese on top and microwave for 15 sec or so. Same thing for snack crackers. Yes, I get a spoon and eat them from the bowl. Why waste a calorie I can apply to my body?

Katy, great looking basket!


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