Oh CSN how I love thee and all your 200+ fabulous stores. Whether you are looking for cute kids back packs, the perfect dining room table or in my case BPA free freezer storage they are you one stop shop. You will heart them soon too because they are hooking you up with some luggage for left overs. Read on to find out more!
No matter how many hungry people you have at a party, there are bound to be left overs. In October I threw two parties and they were no exception. Sure we have been snacking on the hummus, having pumpkin bread for breakfast and took a ton of cheese balls to another party – but, there was still left overs. Fearing things would go bad before we could eat them I started a baking and deep freezing frenzy. If you have left overs at your next party, here are a few ideas about how to recycle them.
Veggie trays are yummy, but they always tend to leave left overs. After my baby shower I made a giant batch of broccoli cheese soup with the left overs. This year I had some of the same left overs so I tried my hand at baking and made a batch of broccoli cheese corn bread muffins.
One of my favorite parts of a baby shower is the sherbet punch! As much as I love the punch I don’t want to drink it for days straight when there are buckets of it left over. What is a crafty girl to do? The first thing I did was marinate some pork chops, they were interesting to say the least. The better choice was making a batch of cupcakes. I substituted the water the pineapple supreme cake mix called for with punch and added some strawberries that were left over from one of the parties. Delish.
For some reason there was a mother load of carrots left over. I also had half a can of pumpkin pie mix left from my cream cheese gingersnap dip. I decided to join forces, throw in some raisins and make some Pumpkin, Carrot and Raisin Bread. Breads freeze so well we will be eating these loaves (and muffins) all fall long.
Once I made all these goodies I started pontificating about the best ways to store everything: wrapped in foil, bound in butcher paper, sealed tight in tupperware. So many choices. The one thing I have been doing since I had Tallulah was getting rid of my old food storage containers and replacing them with BPA free options. My current fave option are Frieling Clip and Close Rectangular Containers. The containers are glass and have a lid that seals nice and tight. With baby number two coming this spring I’m gonna get casserole crazy again this winter. Last time around we doubled most of our favorite recipes and ate one meal and filled the deep freeze with the other portion. That way when we were sleep deprived and hungry we did not have to order take out or eat Ramen Noodle.
So would you like to win your own set of 5 Frieling Clip and Close Rectangular Containers? Sure you would, everyone has leftovers at some point! You have a week to leave me a comment letting me know something about freezer storage. I’m on a quest to know everything. What is your favorite storage method? Do you have a casserole recipe that you love to make and freeze? Do you pour you left over wine into ice cube trays for later use in soups and sauces?