Keys To Saving: Hey- You Can’t Freeze Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing, Can You?

Stuffing

So Thanksgiving is behind us, and your refrigerator is still full. Now what? If you have read my Keys To Saving, you know I try to avoid throwing away food. We usually have leftover Thanksgiving turkey and fixings once, then freeze the turkey that is still left. But what about the stuffing? For more like […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Spaghetti Sauce, Can You?

spaghetti sauce

If you are a regular reader of JFI4U, you know a lot about me, including that I don’t do well after eating spaghetti sauce. My Daughter calls the experience “flying monkeys”. And you also know that I’m frugal, I love to buy in bulk, then freeze what we can’t use right away. Since my girls […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Fresh Corn In Their Husks, Can You?

Corn cobs

Summer = Corn. I just can’t buy frozen corn, after growing up picking fresh corn right of the stalk. And I remember the County fair, where they would roast the entire corn, husk and all, over a charcoal fire, then dip the corn cob in a bucket of butter. Not exactly the healthiest way to eat corn, but we were […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Celery, Can You?

Celery

Celery. It will stir a Bloody Mary, and it’s a key ingredient in Creole and French cooking (along with peppers or onions, and carrots). Celery is thought to have negative calories, meaning that you burn more calories digesting it, that the calories taken in when you eat the stalk. But what if you can’t use […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Potato Chips, Can You?

potato-chips

It’s Memorial Day, and it’s time to picnic. Hopefully your celebration will include a wonderful buffet table filled with all of your favorite dishes. And of course, yummy potato chips. After everyone leaves, what do you do with the leftover chips? Once opened, chips stay fresh for a couple of weeks, what do you do after that? […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Leftover, Cooked Hot Dogs, Can You?

Hot dogs

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and it’s time to picnic. Hopefully your celebration will include a wonderful grillfest of all of your favorite dishes. While a cookout can be loads of fun, what isn’t fun is having to throw away leftover hot dogs off the grill. It’s difficult to guess how many franks you’ll need, especially […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Refried Beans, Can You?

refried-pinto-beans-2

Cinco de Mayo was 4 days ago, and I’m tired of seeing the refried beans left in our fridge. You can only eat so many tostadas you know. I wish they made individual serving size cans of the mashed up Mexican specialty, but they probably wouldn’t be very cost-effective anyway. Can you freeze refried beans? […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Corn On The Cob, Can You?

Summer = fresh corn on the cob in our house. Grilled, roasted, in the husk or shucked, we like them all. As prices drop on fresh corn, it’s difficult to not stock up when I find a deal. Of course, you can only eat so much corn. Fresh corn loses its flavor quickly, so it’s […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Mashed Potatoes, Can You?

Today is Easter, and a staple in the Easter dinner menu is mashed potatoes. Of course, it doesn’t need to be a Holiday to prepare mashed potatoes. Buying potatoes in bulk (10-20 lb bags) is the most economical way to shop, but can also lead to more leftovers. Or rotting potatoes (Food Safety- Throw Away […]

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