We all use our faithful plastic baggies for storage, but who knew that they could be used for so much more?? There are lots of ways to use Ziploc baggies in the kitchen and we'd like to tell how they too can become one of your most favorite and resourceful kitchen tools.
Storage and Freezing
Using baggies for storage is indeed its most common use, but being smart about storage is the key to efficiency...especially in the kitchen!
Toss your veggies and meats in a Ziploc with your marinade and store in your fridge overnight. With this method, you don't have to bother with washing dishes, you can just toss the baggie when you're ready to start cooking!
Need to crush some ingredients? Let baggies be your easy go-to food processor. Toss nuts, ice, graham crackers, pretzels, cookies, and other ingredients into a Ziploc and hammer away either with your hands or a rolling pin.
Fill a baggie with frosting or melted chocolate. Snip off one of the lower corners of the baggie for a makeshift piping bag. Start with a small hole and trim off more of the baggie depending on your preference.
This is especially useful and resourceful if you don't often pipe…There's no need to buy piping bags when there are plenty right there ready-to-use in your home!
There are so many different ways to utilize those plastic baggies you've got in your pantry, so get creative!