Wednesday, May 28, 2008


The garbage bowl. Rachael Ray has talked up the garbage bowl forever it seems. I wasn't all that convinced that a separate bowl for scraps as you cook would be helpful. Are you ready for a rare moment? I was wrong. There. I said it. It turns out my mom had a bowl from her mom that she was getting rid of as it didn't have a lid. Lo and behold it looked JUST like Rachael's garbage bowl. So, I took it home with me and tried it out. It makes a huge difference. No more messy counters or back and forth to the trash can. It really does save time and space as you prepare a meal. And those of you who have been reading my blog know I am working on using my Crock Pot more now that school is out. So, I used my garbage bowl this morning as I prepared my meal. Check it out.

This is Rachael's bowl available here for $17.95. Does your bowl need to look like this? Um, no.

This is my garbage bowl full of potato and onion peels, as well as a few wrappers.

And this is the savory meal I was able to put together in no time thanks to my garbage bowl.

The garbage bowl. It works for me.

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Heather said...

Look at you!! I keep seeing those Rachel Ray bowls and kind of wanting one. I could use a mixing bowl I have around here, but I like the speckled ones. I'm going to go to the thrift store today and see if I can find one.

Kat said...

I use a garbage's just easier. I didn't realize other people didn't do it :-) I can't believe they sell a bowl just for garbage. Umm...anything will work! I am looking forward to a verdict on those crock pot recipes!

Mrs. Romero said...

That is such a good idea. Man, Rachel can sell anything.

Blue Castle said...

I love my garbage bowl! I found one at a thrift store shortly after seeing Rachel's show. Have you noticed that she used to use one of those antique Texas ware bowls, and now she's selling her own version? I like the old ones, myself.

teachergirl said...

Your dinner looks delightful; BrownBear is in the kitchen right now, rustling up some grub - she has insisted on learning how to cook and I am going to let her.

I thought a garbage bowl was the sink.

Don't forget to post your delicious crockpot recipes.

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Debbie said...

I use a plastic bag in the sink. But we're city folk with limited counter space. LOL
What did you make?

Ginny said...

I'm not really cook so I haven't done this. It is a good idea though, will have to try it. I always watch Rachel doing it, but thought it was because of tv, lol. That is funny how similar yours is.

jen said...

I love that idea! We're wanting to start composting and putting scraps of food and other organic things in a bowl while I'm cooking would be a great way to start doing that! Thanks for the tip!