Cheese Cube Measure 1.25 x 1.25
Category: Kitchen appliance, measuring, kitchen measuring, food measuring, portion control
Problem: As I am trying to lose weight and be more concerned about what I eat, I have begun looking at nutritional labels and measuring my portions. I enjoy cheese, and when I looked on my Swiss cheese hunk, it said that a serving size was 1 ounce and it was 100 calories. It turns out that the one ounce is a 1 ¼” cube of cheese. So how do I know what 1 ¼” is when I am slicing cheese?
Action: I found a piece of clear plastic packaging and cut it 1 1/4” wide and then folded one end 1 ¼” and then about an inch up I folded the plastic back for a handle. So to cut a 1 ¼” piece, it is easy to just put down the end of the plastic gauge and cut.
Result: It works great!
Additional Thoughts: The irony of this is that the block of Swiss cheese that I have from Kroger is 1 3/8” thick, which means that a piece that is 1 ¼” wide has to be cut shorter than 1 ¼” to end up with the 1 ounce piece of cheese. So I’ll be making an additional template to take into account the size of the block of cheese. This template will have 1 ¼” on one dimension, and the other will probably be less, probably around 1”, but I have to do the calculations.
When idea was conceived: 2/28/15
How much time it took to develop: 15 minutes
How much money it took to develop: None
Current status: Available for use
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