Many of us are trying to save and be frugal in these economic times. One way to pinch pennies is to save on condiments. This could apply to any condiment, such as mustard or ketchup. All you need to do is gather supplies, and take the time.
Step 1: Supplies
You will need:
-2 empty shakers
-packets of salt
-packets of pepper
-plastic sandwich bag
-an hour of your time (or less)
Collect salt and pepper packets from restaurants, dining halls, co-workers, where ever you can pinch them. Suggested: keep them collected in a sandwich bag until the bag is full.
Step 2: Separate!
empty your bag, and separate the salt from the pepper. This step is optional, but it is suggested for quicker filling.
Step 3: Make Funnel(s)
This step is also optional, but it is highly recommended to prevent the spilling of the salt and pepper. If you have a funnel, feel free to use it. But If you're like me, you can just make one by rolling up scrap paper and fitting it into the tops of the unscrewed shakers.
Step 4: Start Filling
start opening up packets and dumping into the shakers.
Make sure you read each packet, so a pepper does not go into the salt, and vice versa.
Step 5: Keep Going!
You might want to stop, but keep it up! Think of how nice it will be to have salt and pepper to cook with!
Step 6: Done!
Clean up, and enjoy your free salt and pepper! It might not look like a lot, but now that you have some, you can start collecting packets again. Hopefully by the time you run out, you will have enough to fill 'er up again.
The best part was it's free!
Enjoy seasoned food!