If you have left over tomato sauce from an 8 ounce can, don't throw it away or stash it in the fridge where it could be forgotten. Instead, I pour the rest into an ice cube tray. After they're frozen, pop them into a ziplock bag. Whenever you need just a little tomato sauce, you have them right in the freezer. No need to open another can and no waste!
In case you don't have any ice trays, the same thing can be done on a wax paper lined plate, just place the tomato sauce in 1-2 teaspoon dollops, not touching, all over the plate. Freeze & then take the dollops off the wax paper & place in a ziploc bag identified as to what's inside. I've also done this with tomato paste, as well as with canned pumpkin, to be later added to other dishes, like soups and sauces. It works well.
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When I make homemade pizza I put the leftover tomato sauce into ice cube trays and then when frozen put into snack size baggies in the freezer - I don't waste the sauce and I always have some on hand. It melts quickly in the microwave.
By Mary (12/10/2004)
wow that's so clever, i tried it the other day it really good :)
This works great with leftover juice too. When I buy juice to make mixed drinks, I put the remaining juice in ice cube trays and freeze it. In the future, you can add the "juice cube" to your drink to cool it off while adding flavor. (09/11/2007)