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How To Empty That Brand New Tin Of Jam or "Doggie Tub" - With No Mess

Updated on January 24, 2012

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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".

Place the doggy cup on its side, and using the kitchen scissors, ct a whole into the base.
Place the doggy cup on its side, and using the kitchen scissors, ct a whole into the base.
The contents slipped out with greatest of ease
The contents slipped out with greatest of ease
Only a slight bit of sauce remaining in the Doggy Cup
Only a slight bit of sauce remaining in the Doggy Cup
The whole breakfast snack. No Mess No Fuss
The whole breakfast snack. No Mess No Fuss

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.

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    • sixtyorso profile image

      Clive Fagan 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      jawellnofine!

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      These bugs dont be protien as they can give you at the least a couple of days off work, or a trip to the hospital. So I do not take a chabce, especially with outside eating, a sthey have precooked and refridgerated, or standing in Baine Marie's for hours. Stands to reason not to reheat the doggie bags, have them cold. The true test of a good pizza, mac&cheese is eating it cold the next day.

    • sixtyorso profile image

      Clive Fagan 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      The bugs are protein too right?

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Sixty, the cold leftovers is that once you have cooked food, refridgerated it, one should not then reheat it, as microbes and those other ughy type of micro growths "could" be lurking there.

      A teaching from my Natureopath.

      Old habits now.

    • sixtyorso profile image

      Clive Fagan 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      ugh! cold leftovers - No Thanks!

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Suzie, Glad you found that tip useful. It works with any container, especially tins of jam etc.

      The principle it allows air to come in from the top and reduces the back pressure created by the exiting contents.

    • SUSIE DUZY profile image

      SUSIE DUZY 

      7 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

      good information. Always looking for new ideas.

    • Just_Rodney profile imageAUTHOR

      Rodney Fagan 

      7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Hi G-Ma, Thanks for the wishes. glad you enjoyed the advise and fond it useful. Was pne of those of the coff type of hubs as was trying out some new techniques with the camera.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Sixty..wow congratulations I am way ahead of you at 71sssshhhhh...and thanks for the advice..always clever...:O) Hugs G-Ma / Merle Ann

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