My personal addiction to zip-lock baggies must equal the carbon footprint of a small tropical third-world country. They have so many uses: snacks & lunches, participant materials for the trainings I run such as post-it notes, highlighters & Mr. Sketch markers, my students kept their rock collections organized in zip-lock bags while constructing their displays, and so on and so forth and on and on and on.
I am sure millions of people all over the country use giant zip-lock bags for marinating. Mom does this. She used to marinate meats and veg in a Pyrex dish and then turn ingredients every 2-12 hours (depending on the process) using a slotted spoon.
Now she, like me, puts everything in a gallon size zip-lock baggy and simply reaches into the fridge and flips the baggy with one hand while holding a full wine glass with the other.
Tonight we will be eating roasted cauliflower and cilantro/garlic marinated shrimp skewers. My poison of choice is one strong-ass margarita and the Laker-Nugget game. Happy Thursday, readers.
PS: Will 2009 be the year they create a zip-lock baggy large enough to brine the 18 pound Thanksgiving turkey?