By Kellie Fournier of Sterilite Corporation
After a long, cold and rainy spring, I’m so glad the warm weather is here! My family is very fortunate to own property on a lake in Massachusetts and every weekend from Memorial Day till after Labor Day, we are there. My mother comes from family of nine – yes NINE – so our family gatherings are huge no matter what!
The 4th of July was one of my grandmother’s favorite holidays. If the lake was not decorated and if you were not wearing red, white or blue, you were on her list … and not the good list. She passed away three years ago but her memory and love for the 4th still lives on within her kids, grandkids and great grandkids.
Did you know that 153 million people will enjoy an Independence Day cookout spending an estimated 68 dollars per household on food items, according to a recent survey? My family is no exception and this year, like every year prior, we have a party planned for the 4th. There is no house on the property, so when we go to the lake we have to be prepared and organized. With the help of Sterilite storage containers, my family and I can get everything we need to the lake with no worries! For this party, each family brings whatever meat they want to grill and a community side dish and appetizer for everyone to share.
When preparing chicken or steak, my go to container for marinating is the Ultra+Latch™ 5.3 Cup Food Storage Container. It fits perfectly in my cooler and I don’t have to worry about anything leaking. Sterilite’s Ultra•Seal™ Bowls are perfect for storing your potato, macaroni, and garden or fruit salads and even your dessert from your home to your destination. Making cupcakes? No, problem the Ultra•Seal™ 16 Cup rectangle will hold a dozen cupcakes! You could even use this container for storing corn on the cob.
By using Sterilite food storage containers, your July 4th preparations will be a bit easier and your party will surely be a success!
What is your tradition? We want to hear!
Don’t forget to honor those who have served our country, past, present and future. Happy 4th of July!