I am a busy mom. I hang on for dear life pretty much on a daily basis…and well..in case you haven’t noticed… I am also a tad bit frugal…I am always on the lookout for time saving and money saving tips….so I teamed up with some good friends of mine to start a NEW blog series….Tuesday’s Tips.
Every Tuesday we will be offering our readers one time saving and/or money saving tip…something that will make life a but easier and it will not break the pocketbook.
Today’s tip is brought to you by Yours Truly!
So let’s just say I have some “problems” keeping my herbs alive. You know but these potted herb plants are only around $3 and the pre-cut fresh herbs are always at least that much…so I always think I am being “frugal” by purchasing the live plant…when in fact most of the “herbs” were going to waste due to death.
So I came across this somewhere a while back and thought the idea to be rather brilliant….you just take fresh herbs and olive oil- freeze them into flavor cubes….these make for a super quick meal. Just add your pasta, chicken, shrimp or fish to the saute pan with one of these and wah-la!
I love these- they are such a time saver/money saver in the kitchen and a hit with everyone in the family!
What you will need:
Fresh Herbs (of choice)
Ice Cube Tray (I used these)
Fill each section of the ice cube tray about 50-75% full with your fresh herbs of choice. You can do a single herb, or mix if you like.
Next top each section with olive oil (repeat). (I actually prefer to fill it about 50%)
Freeze (the cubes should set in 1-2 hours)
Once they have set, I pop them out of the ice cube tray and into a freezer bag. Then I just grab cubes as needed.
You can add these to your favorite recipes. I add mine to angel hair pasta. It smells great and taste wonderful. Very light. A great alternative to Red Sauce. Plus super frugal too! You could also saute shrimp or chicken…so many ideas!
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