July 23, 2008

WFMW #2



You probably already do this, but just in case, it's a good tip!

Have you ever noticed that when a recipe calls for tomato paste, it's usually only one or two tablespoons? And that you can't buy it by the tablespoon?

What I do is buy a thing of tomato paste, and then lay out a sheet of plastic wrap. I put the tomato past on in rows by tablespoon and then cut between and wrap them up individually. I store them, individually wrapped, in a plastic container in my freezer. When a recipe calls for it, I take however much I need out and warm it in the microwave for just a few seconds and add it. Very easy! And when I start to run low, I just start over. It's great to add to curries, stews, soups, pasta, gives a nice little "oomph!"


9 comments:

Nichole said...

That's a great idea! My husband actually found a tube of tomato paste at the grocery. It's great for those 1-tablespoon needs.

Katie said...

I've heard tell of these tubes of tomato paste, unfortunately I've never seen them sold in my area!

Brooke said...

excellent idea! :)

Mindy said...

That is a great idea. I would have never thought of that.

Angie said...

What a great idea! Aren't you a smartie pants? ;)

GiBee said...

This is a great idea... the tubes are sold everywhere I shop... BUT ... they are costly! This is much more affordable!

Katie said...

I'm glad it was helpful!!

erin said...

you're brilliant!! and here i've been dumping the rest of the can into a tupperware, shoving it into the fridge, all the while grumbling, "darn tomato paste, what a waste of 39 cents. i'll never use this before it goes bad!"

thanks!

Little Mommy said...

Wonderful tip! Thanks for sharing,