I love checking out other people’s kitchens. Sometimes, it’s because I’m lucky enough that the host is cooking for me, but last weekend, I was just breezing in to drop off my kids for a sleepover at a friend’s house.
The boys disappeared to play with their friend as soon as I got there, and my attention turned immediately to a bottle of Lone Star beer sitting on the countertop.
It wasn’t any bottle of Lone Star, though.
This was my friend’s olive oil bottle.
Thanks to the availability of those spout porers that fit in the top of glass bottles, I’ve seen countless homemade olive oil (or dish soap) bottles, but I’d never seen anyone use the iconic (and beloved, if you’ve lived here long enough) Lone Star beer bottle. These are the spouts that are also used in liqueur bottles at bars, so you’ll find them at restaurant supply stores and everyday kitchen stores, such as Bed Bath and Beyond.
When the label inevitably gets dirty or greasy, he simply replaces the older bottle with a new one. I’m filing this one under “Why didn’t I think of that?”