by Texas Homesteader ~
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 most-used items in my kitchen is my collection of CorningWare. These covered glass casserole dishes are safe to use in the oven or microwave.
And they clean up in the dishwasher. That kind of versatility works for this country girl!
Grandma’s Blue Cornflower CorningWare
These blue cornflower pattern pieces were originally my grandmother’s dishes. My grandmother was a very good cook and used all of her CorningWare dishes for decades when 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. They can just be covered and placed in the fridge for another meal.
Replacement For Plastic Food Storage
What about leftovers not cooked in my CorningWare? Well my Corning still comes in handy.
When supper is over & I’m packing up various leftovers for the fridge, I don’t reach for plastic food storage dishes. Oh no!
I’ve always hated those stained plastic storage bowls with their mountains of mis-matched lids that cascade from my cabinets when I’d open them. I much prefer to use Glass in my refrigerator anyway. So usually I grab one of these CorningWare 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 CorningWare dish in the microwave for a quick heat-n-eat lunch. Utilizing leftovers in this manner helps reduce food waste. And cook/store/heat/eat flexibility is where this CorningWare shines!
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 the leftover food you already have in your refrigerator 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. And it’s often cooked and served in my grandma’s Corning Ware.
Like grandma did, I strive to cook with foods in their most natural state when possible. Whether it’s veggies from my garden, fresh meats from the store and even using wild game meat RancherMan has harvested right here on our homestead.
Y’all know he’s an accomplished hunter. RancherMan is constantly providing Wild Pork or venison for our freezer. We never have a shortage of wild game.
I know cooking or serving food in its most natural state is 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 for so many years 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?
- The Importance Of The Family Supper Table
- Caring For Grandma’s Cast-Iron Cookware
- Stuck-On food? How To Easily Clean A Cast-Iron Skillet
- Using Grandma’s Vintage Corning Ware
- Why Doesn’t Junior Want Grandma’s Fine China?
- Living Deliberately & Naturally: Voluntary Simplicity
- Using It ALL – Eliminating Leftover Food
- Easy Self-Sufficiency Steps You Can Take Now
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