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When you have to open a can or package of something but only need to use a small amount, divide up the rest and pre-package it for next time.

For example, I generally use 1/4 C of canned pumpkin but there are 7- 1/4 C servings in a can. I measured out the rest of the can in 1/4 C servings and froze them on a cookie sheet covered w/ wax paper. When frozen I put them in marked baggies and put them back in the freezer. Next time I can just grab a baggie and go without wasting anything.

- Submitted by SHARTLESVILLE 3/9/2011 in Cooking | 3 Comments
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STLUCY622 3/9/2011 4:46:00 PM

    I should definitely start doing this! I've noticed that if I refrigerate the opened can, I forget about it and the contents spoil. I bet I'd use the extra ingredient quickly if it was pre-portioned.
ALISHACARR88 3/9/2011 2:00:00 PM

    Good Idea! Quick and easy...I should start doing that.
ELAINERN100 3/9/2011 5:21:00 AM

    Great idea. I see recipes I'd like to try but I've wondered what do I do with the unused ingredients. With the cost of food, your idea prevents waste and is a time saver for future recipes.

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