This quick tip has a two fold savings in it. Do you ever cook something that requires tomato paste and you wind up only using half of the 3 ounce can? What do you do with the rest of the paste? It is only and ounce or two, so should you fight the cheapo in you and just chuck it? Nope!! Here's what to do with the rest of it. Using a butter knife or thin rubber spatula, scrape out the remaining contants of the can and fill each hole in an ice cube tray until all of the paste has bee cleaned out of the can. Put the ice cube tray in the freezer. When the paste has frozen solid, squish it out into a zipper bag or freezer container. As you use other recipes in the future, instead of opening another can of paste, just pull out a cube from the freezer.
Here's the second fold. Instead of buying the small 3 ounce cans, buy the large economical can and enjoy the savings of buying in bulk.
You say toe-ma-toe. I say toe-may-toe. Either way, Chef Cheapo saves you money.
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