I don't remember a time without aluminum foil, but I sure remember my mom and aunts talking about how wonderful it was when it hit the market ... even though it was a little expensive for most of the housewives in their circle of friends ... they bought it. It really did help keep foods fresh, and those frugal cooks would do anything to keep from wasting money in the kitchen. So, what did they do? They saved it after they used it. They'd wipe off any crumbs of food and fold it up and put it in a special kitchen drawer! Our landfills are probably filled with stacks of perfectly folded squares of aluminum foil!
Don't you love this ad? Who has kitchen cabinets that organized? That mom in the cute pink blouse doesn't know 'living' out of packages until she goes to four soccer games and two dance lessons in one week!
Do you remember the 'foil Christmas'? A foil tree ... and shiny foil wrapping paper? Our trees always came from the woods, but my Aunt Evelyn had one of those trees ... and wrapped all her packages in shiny foil paper one year! She had two kids ... there were five at our house and we were lucky if Santa Claus used any paper at all!