Guess who poured too much maple syrup on her pancakes this morning?
It wasn’t the 4-year-old girl, who did pour her own but did it perfectly without a drop left on the plate after her pancakes were gone.
Nor was it the 7-year-old boy, left to his own devices to apply the syrup to his pancakes.
Nope. It was me, because I had just refilled the soy sauce bottle and forgot to put the pour spout back on before dumping – and I do mean dumping – syrup on my plate.
Here’s your One Quick Tip for today:
Put maple syrup in a soy sauce bottle or some sort of glass bottle with a smaller pouring spout. This is the key – that extra little piece of plastic on the top of the bottle that prevents actual pouring and forces you to more or less “shake” the contents out.
I used to use a repurposed lime juice bottle, which did a decent job, but I started thinking more about the amount of plastic we use and wishing I could find a glass alternative. A search of my basement “bottles and jars” box came up with this idea, and I couldn’t believe how easy it was for my kiddos!
The soy sauce bottle is the perfect size for children to pick up easily, and it comes out about 1/4-1/2 teaspoon at a time, so it’s almost impossible to waste. Perhaps certain dressings bottles would work as well, and I think this wine vinegar bottle would be another contender.
If you’ve read Kitchen Stewardship for very long at all, you know I’m famous for uber long posts.
This new One Quick Tip series is an attempt to write a super short, quickly helpful post that you can pin and share and use right away in your kitchen (or sometimes the rest of the house).
You can follow the One Quick Tip pin board so you don’t have to read the longest posts in the world but still keep up on the tips, things that speed your day along, increase nutrition in the kitchen, or make life more manageable in some way.
More on maple syrup:
- Why maple syrup is a better choice than sugar (or high fructose corn syrup, the main ingredient in most commercial “syrups”)
- How to stretch your real maple syrup (to which I will absolutely be adding this tip!)
- Grain-free pumpkin pancakes (from the photo below) and soaked whole grain pancakes and Paleo banana pancakes and grain-free almond apple pancakes are all good places to use your syrup!
- I buy maple syrup by the gallon locally here in Michigan, but you can find it on Amazon and at Tropical Traditions, but watch for sales in both places (at least 40% off if not more at TT happens every so often).
See my goosh of maple syrup in the top left that oozed underneath everything, making it look like your standard IHOP plate, where it’s cool to use too much syrup and then waste it…because it’s not the real thing? Embarrassing…
Here are the previous tip posts:
- How to Travel with Fancy Food and no Plastic
- How to Get Your Husband to do More Dishes
- The Best Way to Dry Winter Hats and Mittens
Now you can make a pin board for tips and share this greatness with the world.
If you missed the last Monday Mission, click here.
Disclosure: The Amazon link is an affiliate link from which I will earn commission.