Kitchen Tip: Freeze Extras in Ice Cube Trays
At times, we may throw things away because there is only a small amount left. Now, you can make use of small amounts of leftovers by freezing them for later use. Just use your ice cube tray!
Opening a can of enchilada sauce but only need a few tablespoons? Freeze the rest! Want to freeze soup stock in small quantities so you can take out only what you need for a recipe? Freeze your stock in ice cube trays!
Here’s how it works:
- Pour your leftover liquid into an ice cube tray.
- Fill each cube only 1/2 to 2/3 full, since the liquid will expand once frozen.
- Once tray has frozen, remove all cubes from tray.
- Place frozen cubes into plastic ziploc freezer bag, and label outside with contents and the date frozen.
These handy small frozen cubes are perfect for making sure nothing goes to waste. Try this trick with some of my favorites: spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, broths, soup stock, enchilada sauce and pureed fruits for baby food. This even works for coffee (made a full pot but couldn’t drink it all? Freeze it for tomorrow!).
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