by Tammy Taylor
For the past several years I have been mindful of the type of dishes in my kitchen. I don’t want inexpensive cheaply-made items, I want cookware that will serve me for years.
One of the highest-used items in my kitchen is my collection of Corning Ware. These covered glass casserole dishes are safe to use in the oven or microwave. And they are of course dishwasher safe. That kind of versatility works for this country girl!
Grandma’s Corning Ware
These Cornflower pattern pieces were originally my grandmother’s dishes. My grandmother was a very good cook and used all of these Corning Ware dishes in providing nourishing food for her family.
Whenever possible, I always try to Cook Like Grandma Did. I feel a wave of nostalgia and a warm hug when I use her cookware. And I use them a lot!
Grandma & Grandpa were married in 1938 and enjoyed a lifetime together
I’ve made more casseroles than I care to count in them. And of course I’ve made desserts and side dishes in them as well. The glass covers mean that if there is leftover casserole then cleanup is easy. It can just be covered and placed in the fridge for another meal.
Replacement For Plastic Food Storage
What about other leftovers? When supper is over & I’m packing up various leftovers for the fridge, I don’t reach for plastic food storage dishes. I grab one of these Corning Ware dishes with its glass lid. I have various sizes so I can find one that fits that large pot of beans or the small serving of leftover green beans from the garden. No flimsy plastic food storage dishes for me!
And oftentimes I pull leftovers from the fridge and place the dish in the microwave for a quick heat-n-eat lunch. Utilizing leftovers in this manner helps reduce food waste. When it’s this easy to reach into the fridge and grab something wonderful to eat that only requires heating in the microwave, you’re much more likely to enjoy it instead of going out & buying something else to eat.
NOTE: Sometimes I run across vintage Corning Ware dishes at antique stores & such. When I do, I buy them & place them on my online shop to offer to my readers. If you don’t see any listed there now, check back regularly. I love them and I know you will too!
Cooking Like Grandma Did
Modern convenience foods are certainly more prevalent now than they were in grandma’s day. But the way grandma cooked is how I try to provide food for my family as well.
I strive to cook with foods in their most natural state when possible. Whether it’s veggies from my garden, fresh meats and cheeses from the store and even using wild game meat RancherMan has harvested right here on our ranch. I know that’s the way grandma cooked, and I know she’d be proud knowing I’m using the very same dishes to provide for my family that she did to provide for hers.
Read More About How Grandma Would Do Things
- Living Life Like Grandma
- Grandma-Approved Cleaning Techniques
- Is Grandma-Styled Cooking A Lost Art?
- Caring For Grandma’s Cast-Iron Cookware
- Using Grandma’s Vintage Corning Ware