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    Default Think this place is rubbing off on me

    I am making this dish called Hungarian hash and it required 1 cup of chopped tomatoes. Well, I have no fresh tomatoes, but I do have canned, diced tomatoes.

    So, I open the can, drain out the liquid into a measuring cup, add the tomatoes to the hash, and freeze the remaining juice to add to the next spaghetti sauce or batch of chili.l

    Yes, it seems small...but baby steps work for me

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    Every little step just gets you close to where you want to be.

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    wtg! i've done this before and it always comes in handy later on i also freeze leftover, cooked pasta.

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    I do that with pineapple chunks. I drain the juice, use the pineapple in my dishes and then use the juice for the sweet and sour sauce.

    Baby steps are better than no steps at all.

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    That's how it works - "I don't have this but I got that". . . Wow! I don't have to run to the store, call delivery or go hungry!

    I have not frozen pasta but I have frozen rice.

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    Good for you. I always say baby steps are what really work.

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    Sounds smart to me!! Way to be a frugal cook!!
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    Way to go.....its nice to use what you learn to save. Funny how some of the ideas here really do rub off and when it happens you just smile and think of the savings!

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    Way to go!! That's the way to do it...baby steps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashie06 View Post
    wtg! i've done this before and it always comes in handy later on i also freeze leftover, cooked pasta.
    .. how does freezing cooked pasta work? We frequently have left over pasta, but have always thrown it out .. not wise I know .. yesterday we had left over pasta & we kept it in the fridge .. interested to know how freezing it works - do you just throw it in the freezer? does it taste the same?

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    It's the constant small things that lead to big savings over time.

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    I just throw the pasta in the freezer in meal sized portions. We only keep them for a week or two in the freezer because they get a weird texture. But, we also have texture issues here.
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    That's great! I do this also. But, then I put it in the freezer and forget about it. LOL


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