Sharing Life: A Kitchen Hack

Fridays are all about Sharing Life with YOU! Women Sharing Life with other women. Titus 2 mentoring.

Sometimes we talk about Friendship:

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while other times we talk about Faith.

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Today, however, we are talking Food, and specifically a kitchen hack that I learned last year that has been a money saver. Not huge sums of money, but every penny counts, right?

 

Sharing Life A Kitchen Hack

 

So, how many of you have recipes that you love or that you would love to try and they call for 1 tablespoon or 2 ounces or some other ridiculously small amount of tomato paste? Yeah, me too.

The smallest size can of tomato paste that I have been able to find is 6 ounces and 1 tablespoon of tomato paste is only 1 ounce, so what do you do with the rest of that can? Well, if you are like me, you just throw it away. UGH, WHAT A WASTE!

Well, not anymore.

I learned last year that you can FREEZE tomato paste.

Who knew??!!

So, I proceded to take myself to the grocery and buy a large can of tomato paste (12 ounces).

Tomato paste can

 

I tore off small sections of plastic wrap, measured 1 tablespoon portions of tomato paste into each little piece of plastic wrap,

 

Tablespoon of tomato paste

 

sealed it up and put them in an airtight container in the freezer.

 

Storage Tomato Paste

 

Abracadabra!!! Now any time I need tomato paste in small amounts I simply pull my pre-measured portions out of the freezer and use them in my recipes. It is quick, easy, and economical. How ’bout that!!!

I would love to hear some of your kitchen hacks in the comments. Come on! Let’s share kitchen life!

SDG!

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  • Great little kitchen hack you have here for us today, Leah. :)

  • Jerri Miller

    Leah, I just learned about this a few months ago! Frequently, I will have blobs of tomato paste on a cookie sheet pan flash freezing and my hubby will be all questioning. I just tell him I’m being frugal.

    By the way, I have the Pampered Chef Mix n’ Chop and LOVE it! ~ Jerralea

    • Another thing I do, Jerralea, is when the sweet Vidalia onions are available in the spring I chop up a whole bag of them and freeze them in one cup measures. That way I always have Vidalias for cooking. They become too watery to use raw, but are perfect for recipes where you cook the onions!