If you like to use paper plates a lot for snacks, here's a great frugal substitute. Use coffee filters instead. They're great for portioning out snacks for yourself or for your kids. They're easier and cheaper than using paper plates for things like a hot dog. It's also a great way to portion control snack sizes, especially if you're trying to cut back and lose some weight.
By Momof1 from Wilkesboro, NC
Love those coffee filters! I fold one in half to wrap around popsicle sticks. They are absorbent and will keep popsicle gunk from running down little arms.
I also take out a couple from the package to use when I am preparing meat or chicken so as to have something to grip the faucets for multiple hand washings. (08/16/2007)
We use them to eat microwave popcorn out of at work. (08/17/2007)
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