Today was my day to make granola. Everybody loves granola and I have an easy, healthy recipe that I’ll share soon. While rounding up the sweetness (for the recipe and not the other sweetness – my husband) I discovered we were practically out of honey. The honey had hardened and was stuck at the bottom of the container. It would have been easy to toss out the honey at this point but that is just too wasteful for this frugal gal! My solution? I grabbed a knife (you could use kitchen scissors) and took the plastic honey jug down!
After cutting the container, I placed it in a pan with about 1″ of water in the bottom of the pot. I turned the stove onto the lowest setting and in a few minutes, my honey was liquid once more. Try it yourself. Make sure you keep an eye on the stove! Plastic and stoves don’t usually go well together. I’ve “heard” you can use this same technique with a microwave oven, also. We don’t have a microwave so this is not my area of expertise. You’re on your own.
I love getting every last drop out of a container before it goes into our recycling bin. You can use this technique – the cutting part and not the heating part – with lotion, shampoo, toothpaste, and other products that can be easily cut.
What are your techniques for getting the most out of things you buy? Do you wrestle with your plastic containers to get every last drop? What makes honey do this? Do you have this problem? Is it just me?