Clever Cubes

After seeing a Taste Of Home article recently, it gave me some good ideas on how you can turn those little leftovers into time savers! Here are some suggestions for things to freeze and use later. Some you may not have even thought of. All you need is an ice cube tray to get started!

Photo by Tufgrlz B.

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Ingredients

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    . Lemon/Lime Juice: This is great when you don’t have fresh on hand. If you have leftover lemon/lime juice such as a tablespoon or so, fill an ice cube tray compartment for when you need a touch of tart!

  • 2

    . Chicken broth; A great way to keep some flavor for a dish!

  • 3

    . Wine; Leftover wine at the bottom of the bottle? Put the wine into an ice cube tray and save for sauces!

  • 4

    . Tomato Juice; Keep on hand for soups, stews, sauces and even Bloody Mary’s!

  • 5

    . Chopped Herbs; A great way to add fresh herb flavor to any dish! Chop herbs up and add a tiny bit of water (easier to remove). Defrost and drain water!

  • 6

    . Pesto Sauce; A simple way to have sauce ready to go in a flash. Just defrost in fridge.

  • 7

    . Chopped Onions and Garlic; Chop too much? Save the remainder by freezing them. Add water. Just defrost and drain when ready to use them!

  • 8

    . Tea; Ice cubes made form water always dilute pitchers of iced tea as they melt. Use frozen tea cubes instead. Or try them in lemonade and juices for a new layer of flavor.

Directions

1. Lemon/Lime Juice: This is great when you don’t have fresh on hand. If you have leftover lemon/lime juice such as a tablespoon or so, fill an ice cube tray compartment for when you need a touch of tart! 2. Chicken broth; A great way to keep some flavor for a dish! 3. Wine; Leftover wine at the bottom of the bottle? Put the wine into an ice cube tray and save for sauces! 4. Tomato Juice; Keep on hand for soups, stews, sauces and even Bloody Mary’s! 5. Chopped Herbs; A great way to add fresh herb flavor to any dish! Chop herbs up and add a tiny bit of water (easier to remove). Defrost and drain water! 6. Pesto Sauce; A simple way to have sauce ready to go in a flash. Just defrost in fridge. 7. Chopped Onions and Garlic; Chop too much? Save the remainder by freezing them. Add water. Just defrost and drain when ready to use them! 8. Tea; Ice cubes made form water always dilute pitchers of iced tea as they melt. Use frozen tea cubes instead. Or try them in lemonade and juices for a new layer of flavor.

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