Thursday, April 18, 2013

Keep Tomato Paste Handy

Tablespoons of Tomato Paste

I don't know about you but I have a ton of recipes that call for just a Tbsp or 2 of tomato paste.  And really I kind of refuse to buy the squeezable tube because it seems wasteful to me.  One, I live in Montana, I can't recycle plastic, I mean at all!!!!!  And two, the can is just cheeper.  

So here is what I do, and it takes me all of about 2 minutes so prepare.  Open your can of tomato paste, I like the big cans, that way I have to do it less frequently...

Spoon out about a Tbsp....

Place it on a cookie sheet.  (I like to put it on either plastic wrap or tin foil, that way I don't have to clean the cookie sheet but it doesn't matter either way, it pops right off.)

And stick it in the freezer!  After a few hours take it off the cookie sheet and place it in a ziploc bag and back in the freezer it goes.  Now whenever you need a Tbsp of tomato paste, it is there waiting for you!  

Just thought I would share one of my little secrets with you.  I have been doing this for years, really, and it has saved me time, money, and guilt about recycling in the long run.  

Happy cooking everyone!  

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