So here’s a cool trick (no pun intended 🙂 )…
If you have leftover wine pour it into a tartlet pan and put it in the freezer. Once frozen, use a plastic spoon to scoop the “tartlets” out, place them in a Tupperware container and return to the freezer. This step needs to be done pretty quickly.
These wine disks can be used when you need just a bit of wine for a recipe. Since we are not big wine drinkers these come in handy…Chicken Piccata, Pasta Sauce, Fra Diavolo.
Since the wine does not freeze completely solid it will soften pretty fast. I recommend keeping these in the coldest section of your freezer and don’t let it sit out.
Bonus Tip: Ever tried wine slush? Pour some wine into a cupcake tin and do the same think. Put into a glass when ready and enjoy with a spoon. It’s like an adult Slurpee…:)
I love using fresh herbs but I can never manage to use them up while they are fresh. Recipes generally call for a small amount. After wasting far too much money throwing them away after they sat in the fridge for too long I decided to try to freeze them. Originally I found a cool idea on Pinterest. Place cupcake papers in a Tupperware container and fill each cup with diced herbs. It was a cool idea because the herbs would stay sorted but there was only one container to dig for. The problem I had was that too much air surrounded the contents so they would get freezer burn before long. One day I had way too much parsley and decided to dice it and throw it in a ziplock. I knew it would get buried in my freezer so I threw it into the plastic container that my cilantro and basil usually come in. Its the larger plastic herb box at Stop & Shop. It was perfect because it fit on the door perfectly and the contents were wrapped up.
I use this trick all of the time and loving having the herbs fresh and ready to go whenever I want them. Now I buy them when they are on sale. After I wash them and lay them out to dry I either chop or dice the herb depending on how I would use them most. I fill a sandwich or snack size ziplock and label it with a black sharpie marker. I put the bags into a plastic container that I buy my basil and have fresh herbs ready to go.