>> Thursday, April 9, 2009
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Some recipes that I use call for a small amount of tomato paste - one or two tablespoons. A can of tomato paste contains about 10 tablespoons, which means that I'm left with a bunch of leftover tomato paste that inevitably goes to waste in my fridge.
In the interest of not wasting food, I've been brainstorming ways to use up the leftover tomato paste, and I've come up with these ideas:
- Freeze the leftover tomato paste in ice cube trays for later use...But I have limited space in my freezer, and I'm not sure I want to give up space to tomato paste.
- Buy tomato paste in a tube instead of a can...But tubes of tomato paste are harder to find and not as easily recyclable as cans.
- Make sure I use all my recipes that call for small amounts of tomato paste in the same week...But that doesn't sound very appetizing, and the lack of variety is probably not very nutritious.
I got the following recipe from The Tightwad Gazette:
24 oz. milk (refill tomato paste can 4 times)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. celery salt
- Mix all ingredients in a pot.
If you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions for improvements.