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I often cook casseroles, or make rice salads etc, in bulk then freeze in old 500g spread cartons. They stack nicely in the freezer and one carton holds the equivalent of one protein portion, one carb, plus two portions of veg including juices from a stew etc. This cuts down on cooking costs, washing up, and food wastage.It means that if, like me you live alone, you can store a variety of different recipes and have a meal available at a few minutes notice, courtesy of re-heating in a microwave.

- Submitted by 1954MARG 5/28/2012 in Saving Money | 5 Comments
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CYNTHHL 5/28/2012 12:40:00 PM

    This is a great idea - adds variety to the diet. Just make SURE not to reheat in the plastic container - use glass!!
SANJMOM 8/28/2012 8:13:00 PM

    Canning jars can be used to freeze things for those who don't like plastic. Just remember to leave head space for expansion.
EMARTINS24 7/20/2012 8:58:00 PM

    Hello, what is a spread carton? emoticon
CHICK8526 7/12/2012 2:53:00 PM

    what else can you use like can i use the freezer bags and put leftovers in them and then freeze them
BABYSTEVE11 5/28/2012 10:28:00 PM

    thats a really good idea i think ima start doing that

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