I came across this “Works For Me Wednesday” tip some time ago. I am just getting around to using it in my kitchen. I find that once I open a can of tomato paste I just stick the unused portion in the fridge and forget about it. By the time I go back for it, there’s usually some hardening and discoloration around the rim. So keeping in line with the book “Thrift in the Household“, I will begin taking steps to becoming more thrifty in my own household. Starting with my unused portions of tomato paste.
The “WFMW” tipster said to immediately ration out portion sized dollups of tomato paste onto a flat surface and freeze. I used tablespoon portions.
Once frozen these dollups can be stored in a ziploc bag in the freezer. Now, whenever I need to add some tomato flavor to a dish or color to my spanish rice I’ll have some on hand pre-measured.