This shop with my Cowboy Caviar Recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
I have a confession to make. Things are a bit out of control here. My food storage area is a hot mess, my fridge was a scary place and I did not see many ways to improve the situation. I mean, you can only do so much with three kids and four dogs running under foot, rummaging through things and spilling anything they can get their hands on. A few months ago, I finally found and purchased my dream fridge. Cleaning out the old one to use as a second fridge in the garage was just scary. I found food storage containers growing another species in the back, leaking food from others and so on. I told you I was confessing. My fridge situation worked out, I turned my attention to my food storage containers. I needed some I could see through, first of all, that would not leak, stacked well for storage and that were as beautiful as my new fridge. I also needed some that were really nice that I could take a recipe to a gathering in, like Cowboy Caviar, and set out without embarrassment! Enter Rubbermaid® BRILLIANCE™ and their impossibly clear and brilliant 10 pc BRILLIANCE™ set!
Know what you have in the fridge
One of my biggest pet peeves in my kitchen is not knowing what I have. The biggest irritation is the food I store in the fridge. I make it, promise I will have it as leftovers and then forget about it because I can not see what is in the container. Being able to see what is in the containers helps keep my kitchen, and fridge, clean because seeing the food in the containers reminds me to heat them up and enjoy them again! No more stacks of containers with mystery foods in them taking up unnecessary space!
I will tell you now that I have never seen a plastic food storage system like Rubbermaid® BRILLIANCE™! When I tell you it is clear… it is CLEAR! So clear, in fact, that when my assistant and I were setting it up to take photos for you, she was literally shocked that they were not made of glass! Why is clear great? Because when I store foods in my containers, can see clearly what is in them. Gone are the days of popping the lid of a cloudy container to the surprise of ICK. Now I can see every little detail of the food inside. They are also stain and odor resistant which is just icing on the cake!
The clear containers help keep my kitchen, and fridge, clean because seeing the food in the containers helps me remember to heat them up and enjoy them again!
Prevent Spills with Quality Products
Spills in the fridge create the biggest mess ever! A lot of what I had to clean out in my old fridge was due to a container falling on it side and slowly leaking the contents into hard to reach places! Talk about gross!
Rubbermaid® BRILLIANCE™ is 100% Leak Proof. Guaranteed. I can attest after flipping my container with the Cowboy Caviar over on its side, upside down and all around that not one single spot of liquid appeared around the rim! I could have never done that with my old ones! So if my kids do get into the fridge and are hunting around for something, knocking things over as they go, I can be assured that the contents inside of my Rubbermaid® BRILLIANCE™ food storage containers won’t end up on my new fridge shelves!
Use products that do it all
The biggest mess in my kitchen is always dishes! So much so that the pile can often affect my day negatively! So eliminating dishes, to me, is one of the top ways to keep a kitchen cleaner!
I know that you are as completely impressed with these dishwasher safe (and yes, they come out just as clear as they went in!), freezer safe, microwave safe (more on that in a bit), BPA free food storage containers. They go from fridge and freezer to microwave to dishwasher to stacking for storage. They are even pretty enough to take to a get together with friends, like I am doing with Cowboy Caviar this weekend! Their ease of use reduces my dish load and keep my kitchen looking a little cleaner!
Keep shelves organized easily
If you are like me, there is a cabinet or two that you open slowly praying nothing will fall out! My nemesis has always been my food storage container drawer! Mismatched lids and containers made it a mess and a little scary to open.
Rubbermaid® BRILLIANCE™ has solved my disorganized mess easily! They stack perfectly with completely flat tops and are easy to see and use in my drawer! Just check out the before and after difference below!
This recipe was given to my mom by my Aunt Sandy and is now a favorite of mine. It is super easy, super delicious and perfect for any gathering. With the Big Game coming up, I want to impress. So I threw together a batch and am storing it in my crystal clear Rubbermaid® BRILLIANCE™ food storage container to pull out and take to the party!
- 2 15 oz cans black eyed peas, drained
- 1 11 oz shoepeg corn, drained
- ½ cup chopped cilantro
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 5 green onion stalks, chopped finely
- ½ cup olive oil
- ½ cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tspn salt
- 1 tspn pepper
- 2 tspn cumin
- Throw all of the ingredients in a bowl. Mix well and store in the fridge for at least 2 -3 hours. Can be stored longer. The longer is sits, the more the flavors marry. Serve with scoopable chips!
Doesn’t that look amazing? I so love this tangy ‘dip’ and am so glad my mom turned me onto it!
Now that you are rushing out to get the Rubbermaid® BRILLIANCE™ food storage containers, let me tell you one more awesome thing about them! Not only are they microwave safe but the lid is specially vented so that you can heat things up with the lid on! Just unhook the sides and the special venting of the lid will help heat your food completely without splattering all over your microwave!
I am telling you that I am SO impressed with this set that I even gifted one to my neighbor! She, like me, has been looking for a food storage system that helps her manage her household more efficiently as well! Everyone needs a set of Rubbermaid® BRILLIANCE™, I tell you! Everyone!
Now it is your turn! How do you think that Rubbermaid® BRILLIANCE™ will help you in your house too! Rubbermaid® BRILLIANCE™ is available nationwide at Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Amazon and other fine retailers.