I can hear you out there. “Tupperware, Rachel, really?” you’re saying. But hear me out because this one item reduced our household’s plastic freezer bag consumption by a huge amount – and is useful for storing other items too.
Alex used to use gallon bags constantly to cure meat – pork bellies for bacon, marinating jerky, and salmon in rub. Often after the meat was cooked, he used another bag to store it in the fridge or freezer. The waste really added up, but even I won’t re-use plastic bags that hold raw meat.
Then I went to a party at my friend Patti’s house with Dee W. Ieye, the fabulous cross-dressing Tupperware mega-seller. The show was, as advertised, a riot. I’m not really a Tupperware girl but I perked up when Dee mentioned a marinating container.
The Tupperware Season-Serve is two deep plastic pans, each of which is lined with small raised dots that hold meat slightly off the bottom. The pans seal together, forming a container that can be flipped without spilling – exactly what you need to do once a day for most charcuterie.
We’ve used the Season-Serve for a few months now and it is everything I had hoped – it holds meat juices without spilling, is easy to stack in the fridge, and has saved at least a box of freezer bags so far. If you, like me, find yourself in a Tupperware party hosted by an over-the-top faux-Southern lady, order the Season-Serve. Or skip the show and buy one online.