Baby food Whether you make your own babyfood and want to store it, or you have left over from a stuffed baby. Freeze the baby food and throw the cubes into a smoothie for yourself in the morning or thaw for baby. Each cube holds about 2 Tablespoons of puree'
Herbs If you're not like me and live in a place that can grow herbs year round, stock your freezer with them by freezing them in olive oil to use year round.
Butter milk I always end up throwing out 3/4 of a container of butter milk because I'll buy it for one recipe. Now I'll be freezing the remainder for later use. These can last in your freezer for up to 3 months.
Homemade sauce Pop excess sauce in the freezer and thaw when you're ready to use again. Or make sauce ahead for multiple yummy recipes.
Juiced veggies If you're a juicer, saving the leftovers of your morning beverage can also be saved for a smoothie later or to throw into a soup.
Stock Stock up on stock or simply save the remainder of what was cooked. I use chicken broth a lot and hardly ever need to freeze it, but ocassionly I'll cook something that either calls for seafood or beef stock. Keep these on hand for those change up meals.
Dishwasher tabs This DIY dishwasher tab will save you money when purchasing the ingredients and leave your dishes crystal clear. For the recipe by Jillee from One Good Thing click HERE!
Crayons I'm a little like the incredible hulk when I color, and always use to break my crayons. I wish my mom had of thought of this when I was younger. Take all the broken crayons and throw them into a silicone ice tray and bake until they're melted together. Once they've cooled, you'll have kid sized crayons that are less likely to break, and you've gotten your monies worth. Make this something fun to do with kids by using fun shaped ice trays and making a storage jar or crayon box.
A Few Pointers:
-Once you've frozen your items, transfer them to freezer bags to eliminate crowding and to keep your trays free for use.
-Don't forget to date and label the items you freeze.
-Silicone trays are multi purpose (both freezer and oven safe) and make it easier to remove contents.
What are some other ways to capitalize on this inexpensive tool? Leave you tips and comments below.