If a child has the stomach flu, do not give her the clean, empty, gallon-size, cookie dough container from Sam’s as the “emergency” bucket.
While it will do the job, and its disposable nature makes for incredibly easy clean-up, during almost every post-illness attempt to make cookies (even six months later, and certainly in front of company) her sibling will see you pull a new bucket of dough out of the fridge and ask, “is that the cookie dough bucket [my sister] threw up in?”
Fresh baked cookies, anyone? How about a scoop of raw dough?
(And yes, for those who are wondering, we do buy cookie dough by the gallon. The price is a steal! You can freeze the batter! And company used to – emphasis on the past tense of that phrasing – used to enjoy eating cookies at our house!)