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Packing Leftovers

Martha Stewart Living, November 2008

Leftovers are one of the best parts of Thanksgiving, so pack them with style as you send guests home with food. 

Purchase takeout cartons in multiple sizes, along with adhesive labels to note what's inside each. At the end of the meal, you won't have to scurry to find the right containers and matching lids -- and guests won't need to return any dishes.

Comments (5)

  • PattiL 23 Nov, 2010

    Oh, and I've also used these take-away containers to package gifts -- everything from bath salts to cookies. For some, I've printed out colorful adhesive labels. Others I've simply tied with a pretty ribbon, and knotted on a gift tag. One can also use rubber stamps.

  • PattiL 23 Nov, 2010

    I've been packaging leftovers this way for the last few years -- everyone loves it! Nothing to lose, nothing to wash, and nothing to worry about returning.

    I purchase take-away boxes at a local restaurant food and supply store (I found it by looking in the Yellow Pages) called Cash and Carry. They also carry non-bleached, more easily biodegradable take-away boxes.

  • BoopaCA 23 Nov, 2010

    You can find these take-away-boxes at The Container Store. (

  • zlata211 23 Nov, 2010

    Where can one buy the containers?

  • safya 9 Jun, 2010

    very nice thanks my heart