I have been collecting Pyrex for years but hadn’t really noticed. It sort of evolved (like the size of my hips). Recently, my sister has gone hog-wild crazy over the stuff, and with good reason.
It is rather delightful, it keeps well (if cared for), and because of the many sizes and patterns, it is ever useful. And, it’s pretty. A definite plus.
I don’t know the pattern names or their actual age; I don’t really care. What matters is that I like the stuff and hope to use it more and more. And, OK, there IS a health reason: Plastics don’t appear to be overly healthy. That, and when I’ve stored spaghetti sauce in a plastic container, it can be difficult to remove the grease, even after a scrubbing in the dishwasher. (“Scrubbing” my backside! But, that’s another story. I have issues with scummy dishwashers).
So, for now, I am on the hunt–as is my sister–for something new in our favored patterns. Or not. Nearly any pattern will do. She’s become my eyes, and I hers. We text with photo if we see something, ask if the other wants it purchased; if so, we buy and exchange later.
I’ve been on the hunt for years for bowls for oven-baked French Onion soup. Never thought to look at Pyrex (what is wrong with me?!). These bowls have handles and come in various sizes. Parfait!
I probably see this blue pattern more than any other. It’s OK. I won’t buy more unless it’s an accident. There may be an emergency. I am retired now, and if I happen to be out
wandering aimlessly stocking my chocolate supply looking for upgrades for the house and I happen to see something (at the Goodwill that I almost never–ahem!–go into) it might accidentally end up in my cart…for the house...
While I’ve been on the hunt for two more of these, I am anxious to try this soup in my “new” bowls.
On second thought, if you see any more of these, please TEXT!