You have one of the best money-saving devices known to man sitting in your kitchen right now: your freezer. If it is yet to be chock-full of homemade, already prepared, frozen meals, you can begin now to save your time, energy, and especially your money by putting your freezer to good use.
How much food do you waste by throwing away leftovers after they’ve sat in the fridge for a few days? From now on, you can freeze what’s leftover and make another tasty meal from it.
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Here are some tips to get you started:
If you freeze foods when they’re freshly cooked, they’ll still be fresh when you thaw them. To thaw, simply place the frozen bag or container into your fridge in a dish the night before you plan to eat the food. If you prefer, take the foods straight from your freezer to your microwave, as long as you place the frozen block of soup in a microwave-safe dish and cover to thaw and heat.
You can also freeze things like leftover milk, cream, or broths in ice cube trays so you have them when you want and they’ll be fresh.
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Chop up fresh vegetables like bell peppers, zucchinis, onions, or carrots. Then freeze them in bags in measured quantities to use in your next recipe. This means you’ll never again throw away the left-over bits of expensive, unused, fresh produce.
Put your freezer to work for you, starting today. You’ll save way more money than you think!
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