“Since 1915, Pyrex glassware has been an American-made kitchen staple, helping countless families bring comfort and joy through cooking. As the Pyrex brand commemorates its biggest and boldest anniversary to date, we are raising our (measuring) glasses to toast to a kitchen icon that has continued to thrive decade after decade, and to its even brighter future.” I was asked to participate in the #Pyrex100 campaign, sponsored by Pyrex®, a World Kitchen brand. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. I love this product!
I want to say I love Pyrex®, a World Kitchen brand, but the truth is it is also a bit of an addiction. Every time I go to the housewares store in Woodbury Commons to buy a dish or a bowl (yes, I am a Corelle addict, one of their other brands!), I always walk by the Pyrex area and look to see what is new. Of course I don’t need anything, I already have many Pyrex items, but there is always the urge to buy just one more!
And yet, I never have enough! I can never find my measuring cups which are spread all throughout my cabinets. Because every single time I make quinoa, I have to first measure the amount of water for the pot, and then add the raw quinoa when the water is boiling. But I only ever have the one measuring cup aound! So I put the quinoa in the Pyrex measuring cup that is already wet, and then you know the rest, I hate not being able to use the grains that get stuck to the side of the measuring cup! This may just be apartment dweller issues, I have a small kitchen and everything is all about storage. I had three Pyrex measuring cups hidden all over my kitchen!
And now thanks to this wonderful Anniversary celebration, I should never have another measuring cup worry again!
Did I mention that I have become very economical with my Pyrex measuring cups? And by economical, I mean I cook and eat with them! This may not be “mom” approved, but it is our truth:
I see no reason to use a separate bowl for my oatmeal, cream of wheat, or in this case, grits. I use the measuring cup to measure the water and the grits, I rest the spoon in the Pyrex cup while I am cooking, so why shouldn’t I just put the grits in the Pyrex when I am done cooking and just eat right out of the measuring cup? This saves me a bowl to clean, and time in our busy morning. I can barely function in the morning, but cannot head to the gym without something solid in my stomach. Depending on how many calories I am allowed, I might splurge and make my grits in milk with butter, or as I did today, with just plain water and a pinch of salt. No milk and butter on those mornings when the belt starts out tight! Meanwhile, my son loves cream of wheat right out of our Pyrex measuring cups, for some reason he thinks we are breaking rules by not using a bowl. As a dad I am thrilled that he thinks that is rule breaking, I’ll be lucky if that is as bad as it gets!
“Pyrex is one of the most recognized names in housewares and is a leader in glass kitchenware. The Pyrex team is excited to usher in the next century of innovation, while remaining the trusted go-to workhorse brand in your kitchen with products that serve as prepware, bakeware, serveware, and storage.” And I am thrilled to be part of the team! I have been a loyal Pyrex user for almost 40 years!
And Pyrex saved us in college, that is when it all started, as I said, almost 40 years ago! When we lived off campus we had tuna noodle casserole at least once a week if not more. It was inexpensive and filling. And very easy to cook in Pyrex in an apartment shared by five people! Did I mention my roommates taught me to top it off with French fried onions from the grocery store? Delicious! We sure could have used this amazing set of Pyrex bakeware! I love the traveling Pyrex as seen below, now maybe I won’t get yelled at when I show up at the sister-in-laws houses empty handed. I will bake my sister’s famous macaroni and cheese, and broccoli dish!
Lastly, thanks for the Pyrex glassware storage containers, I am not known as leftover Mitch for no reason, my theory is, a second meal made from leftovers is one less night of cooking! We may or may not also use these as wonton soup bowls. I told you, we are rule breakers!
Happy Anniversary Pyrex! And thanks for many years of great cooking and measuring products to make my life easier in the kitchen, and in helping me to take care of my family!
And do not forget to always read the instructions included with every Pyrex purchase! That is the best way to stay safe in the kitchen with whatever accouterments you are using!
The Pyrex® 100 Days of Giveaways is sponsored by World Kitchen, LLC. There is no purchase necessary to enter. In order to participate, you must be a legal resident of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia and must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Entries will be accepted from March 22, 2015 at 10:00:00 a.m. ET until June 30, 2015 at 9:59:59 a.m. ET.
Disclosure: I have happily partnered with World Kitchen LLC to share the wonderful Pyrex® 100th Anniversary product line. All opinions are my own.