I am a big fan of making food in bulk and then freezing it for a later time. Whether it be sauces, dressings, cinnamon rolls, or nuggets, I like the warm cozy feeling that comes with knowing I have a freezer full of commonly used ingredients or prepared food for when I need it. One of the potential downfalls of freezing is putting everything in one container and then when you only need some, you have this massive block of frozen sauce or a bunch of cinnamon rolls frozen together. That's why when it comes to freezing sauces or ingredients you typically need in smaller amounts I use ice cube trays. FYI each ice cube equivalent amount is 2 tablespoons ;)
In the words of the great Lidia Bastianich "waste not, want not". Like Lidia, I really hate wasting food. It genuinely makes me feel guilty, which is why I always try and utilize as much of the animal/vegetable as possible. Whatever scraps I do have I handle accordingly (aka feed to my chickens!)
Sometimes you just need a couple tablespoons of something like tomato paste or chipotle peppers in adobo. Even though you can buy those tiny jars, it's still too much! You use what you need, put the rest in the fridge, and then by the time you need it again you grab it and it's covered in mold. Very wasteful and not to mention inconvenient! I don't know about you, but my local small town grocery store doesn't have a whole lot to offer, and the closest real supermarket is a half hour away. I'm not looking to make an hour round trip for some chipotle peppers in adobo.
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