Sunday, August 28, 2011

Portion Control

Aside from my obsession with Retro Weight Watchers, I also have a mild addiction to a little thing called Vintage Pyrex.

By far--my favorite Pyrex piece is the mini fridgie which is a teeny-tiny covered casserole dish. It comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Here's a sampling from my collection...


Why do I love the mini fridgie so much?

Two words: Portion Control.

I challenge you to find a modern-day bowl or casserole with the portion power and versatility of the mini-fridgie. It can go from fridge to oven to freezer, and is small enough to make even the most minuscule WW dishes look appealing.

Did someone say Mock Chopped Liver?


When everything you eat is 6 ounces or less, you really need a serving dish that can make you feel better about your sad state of gastronomic affairs. Am I right?

For more Pyrex fun, please hop on over to my other favorite blogging spot - The Pyrex Collective and check it out! Caution - Vintage Pyrex can be highly addicitve!

6 comments:

De tout, de rien said...

Nice collection!! I only ever found one mini-fridgie in all my thrifting. I love them too, they're so cute!

janice15 said...

gREAT THINKING LOL, I HAVE THE MINI TUPPERWARE BOWLS AND I KEEP THINKING TO GET THEM DOWN AND USE THEM FOR PORTION CONTROL. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET BACK ON WEIGHT WATCHERS. I ALSO HAVE A SET OF TURQUOISE AND WHITE MINI FRIDGIES BUT I DON'T HAVE NO TOPS..HUMMM. I THOUGHT THEY WERE OVEN MINI'S SO LAST WEEK I MADE ZUCCHINI BREAD IN THEM. THEY WORKED FINE THOUGH. SO NOW I JUST READ THE REST OF YOUR BLOG AND I CAN DO BOTH..I THOUGHT SO YOU SCARED ME..LOL. GREAT COLLECTION WISH I COULD FIND SOME LIDS. HAVE A GREAT DAY. JANICE @ SPOONWITHER.BLOGSPOT.COM.

Trina a.k.a. Me So Hongry... said...

That's an impressive collection of mini fridgies!! Thanks for the idea of using them to control portions. I need to find a modern version of those fridgies.

oh_mg said...

I'm addicted to vintage Pyrex! I collect the Spring Blossom pattern - it's a classic avocado green and white with flowers, so lovely. ♥

affectionforfitness said...

Hi Mimi! They are charming, aren't they! Plus, no plastic molecules leaking into your food. I use glass containers (v. plastic) more and more.

:-) Marion

Bring Pretty Back said...

I agree- I love these little darlin's!
Kristin