Sunday, March 27, 2016

Slice of Life - Packing Leftovers Tip

"The biggest thing I've learned in college is.
 I need half the size tupperware container than I pick."

My oldest daughter came home for the night for Easter Sunday and she was packing up leftovers, when she made this comment.  I had to laugh because since getting her first apartment this year she's had lots of little life lessons to figure out.  This one shouldn't have surprised me and then I got to thinking this might be a math problem.  It's not about the numbers.  It's about capacity, estimation, volume, size, and shape.  Application is a tricky thing to work through some times but I thought her generalization made sense, pick a container and then pick again - just half the size.  Good advice.

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  1. I'm the exact opposite. I pretty much ALWAYS pick a tupperware container that's too small!

  2. Most nights I face this dilemma, which container to hold the leftover? Unfortunately, I've had year of practice and can select the one just right. Funny thought by your daughter.