Tuesday, March 5, 2013

a kitchen tip~

i have not seen this tip anywhere so i thought i would share 

i have several recipes that call for 1 tablespoon of paste

that leaves over 5 ounces of paste in the can that  i stick it in the fridge thinking i will use it later

a month later rolls around and i find it in the back of the fridge dried up & yucky looking

here is my solution

i cut squares of plastic wrap and plop on 1 tablespoon of paste

i then gather all four corners
 give it a good twist so it is in the shape of a strawberry

drop into a jar or any freezer safe container and stick in your freezer

 you're now ready for any recipe that calls for one tablespoon or so 

i had 8 -1 tablespoon portions after using the initial tablespoon for my recipe

i also do this with chipotle peppers in adobo

what's your favorite kitchen tip?


1 comment:

  1. What a great idea for both the paste and chipotle adobo..I won't share how I have wasted in my cooking lifetime!

    Can't say this is my very favorite, but it was the first to come to mind...I use my pastry blender to smash up hard boiled eggs when making potato salad or deviled eggs..anything that needs eggs chopped up, works like a dream! xo