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How To Empty That Brand New Tin Of Jam or "Doggie Tub" - With No Mess
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Hi there, i was out for a birthday dinner, with some friends, This being the second meal out, well you are only 60 once.
However, in defense of my belt size, I had ordered what I presumed was a light sized meal, which turned out to be a large bowl of Chili, pleasantly spiced and hot. with an equally large bowl of freshly fried Tortilla chips. The verdict, excellent, tasty and just the right amount of spice heat.
However I felt that when I had eaten about two thirds of the dish, I would not enjoy it and would be uncomfortable. So I requested that this be placed, not in the traditional Styrofoam take away boxes, but rather into there maxi coffee cups, which are corrugated cardboard, so later on I left with my cup, or "doggy bag".
This Morning - or the morning after the night before.
No, not hungover, but I was salivating for the hair of the dog that bit me, the night before. So after seeing the wife off to work, a made my first cup of coffee, switched on the flat bread toaster to heat up. Took a nice heavy Portuguese roll out of the bread crisper, and sliced into slices like a loaf of bread on a number 6 cut of the bread slicer, this gives me six slices of "bread".
The Portuguese rolls are a standard on our shopping list and we do not use any other bread or rolls. The are a solid bread dough, low in sugar and rich in yeast, there are no air gaps.
Then while the roll slices where toasting I removed the lid of the "Doggy Cup" and turned it over so that the contents would slide out onto the waiting plate.
The contents staid in the cup and laughed at me. The simple solution would have been to bung it into the microwave so that juices would liquefy again, and then it would simply slide out.
This however I could not do, as I do not reheat cooked food, just one of those things. I prefer my leftovers cold.
This Simple Method
This will work when next you need to empty a can of thick jam, tomato paste and the like.
Open the top in the normal way.
Place the can over the recepitcle into which you wish to transfer it.
Make an hole into the base of the can
Give it a smack on the bottom
And the contents should sliver out quite easy.