Thursday, March 15, 2012



A recycled cup holder from McDonald's.  I saw this idea in my "Southern Living, Quick Fixes With Mixes" cookbook.




Four of my glass candle holders from the attic.




The glass pieces fit perfectly in each of the cardboard sections.  Small water glasses would work too.
For the dip I used a delicious recipe, from the same cookbook;

Stir together 3/4 cup sour cream and 3/4 cup mayonnaise with 1 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley, 1 Tbsp. fresh chives, 1 tsp. fresh dill(I used 1/4 tsp. dried), 1 tsp. lemon zest, and 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice for a quick dip.  Serve with assorted vegtables, pretzels, bread sticks, pickles, or whatever your heart desires.

 

 
I had a square glass salt shaker from Walmart that fit perfectly in the center of this cup holder.
I added the daffodil from my granddaughter.  I think it added a pretty touch to this recycled container.


 

 
For experimenting reasons, I also tried adding a simple pink faux flower in the center, supplying a touch of color, if I didn't have access to real flowers.

If you need to take relishes to an outdoor event, this might be an easy way to do it.  In fact, if you wanted to and had extra recycled holders on hand, you could serve a larger variety of condiments.
If the event was real casual, you could use clear plastic glasses, although I am not sure they would be sturdy enough.



Just another little something for you...

from me...

and my young kitchen partner:)


Thank you for stopping this evening.

8 comments:

LDH said...

Great idea! I usually save those holders and use as fire starters in my wood burning stove.

Sweet helper you have there :)

Happy@Home said...

You had my curiosity up when I saw the drink container. I knew you were going to do something creative with it, but couldn't imagine what.
You never cease to amaze me with your clever and attractive ideas. This is a great idea and very portable. I am thinking it would be a great way to serve appetizers on our boat this summer. Keep them from sliding around.
Cute picture of your granddaughter :).

lindsey said...

very clever idea...thank you!

Lovella ♥ said...

OH such a darling kitchen helper. I love this idea Judy! thank you for sharing it with us. It won't be long and the outdoor eating will begin again.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Great idea! Thank your sweet helper as well.

corners of my life said...

Such a fun idea. I wonder if you could spray paint it and reuse it over and over?

Crickit said...

What a great idea... I love it!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Judy,
Thanks for your recent visit to the Cottage at the Crossroads. You are very clever to repurpose the drink holder. Great idea for snacks on the go!

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