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Divide And Conquer



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.

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  • STLUCY622
    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. - by STLUCY622
  • Good Idea! Quick and easy...I should start doing that. - by ALISHACARR88
  • 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. - by ELAINERN100

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