Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Works For Me Wednesday -Personal Pasta Sauce



Every week Kristen at We are That Family hosts a blog carnival where everyone links up their blog posts with tips and tricks that work for them.

My tip tonight is a simple one. But it really works for me.

Matt loves pasta, but he loves it with just butter and parmesan cheese. I prefer a little meat sauce on mine. Making a whole jar and a whole pound of meat usually ends up going to waste. Then I got smart.

I make the whole jar (I use jar sauce and add seasonings to it), brown a pound of meat, mix them. Then I put 1 serving worth in a freezer bag then stack them up in the freezer. I typically can get 4 or 5 out of it. Then we want to have pasta I can just defrost my sauce, heat it in a little pot and I have dinner without waste! Score!






This works for me! You can go to over to We are THAT Family and see what else works for others.

Also, check out the confession I made on my other blog (yes, I have another blog, it is a baby, here is why I started it)

41 comments:

  1. I like that idea. We do a lot of different meals for individuals at the same meal around here. I am a short order cook. This will work great!

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  2. Works for me too!

    Thanks for linking up at Friday Follow. Did I miss your followers widget on your blog?

    ~ Lynn

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  3. Thanks Lynn for pointing out I forgot to readd my followers widget! It is there now! Oops! Sorry!

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  4. Hi. Here for Follow Me Friday! I am following ;)

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  5. I always make a big batch of pasta sauce and freeze it in little Ziploc bags. It's so handy and quick when you need it.

    Following you from Friday Follow.

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  6. Just stopping by to Follow and say hello. I had so much fun doing Friday Follow last week!

    Felissa
    www.felissahadas.blogspot.com

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  7. Following your From Friday Follow

    Check out my Follow Me Fridays TOO! Link up and get followers there as well!

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    Holly

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  9. Visiting from Friday Follow! Have a beautiful day:)

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  10. I'm a new follower through Friday Follow!

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  11. friday follower from one confessional blogger to another!

    Suzi @ www.confessionsofafitnessinstructor.com

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  12. I'm a new follower from Friday Follow! Cute blog!

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  17. Following from Friday followers!!

    Can't wait to see more recipes!

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  18. Following you from the Friday Follow now! :)

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  19. happy follow friday. I am now following and look forward to your tips

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  20. Hey there. Thanks for linking up at Friday Follow. I am following you now and wish you many more followers today. Happy Friday Follow!

    Tami
    www.heartsmakefamilies.com

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  21. FF find! Great idea. Thanks for sharing. I use baggies to freeze small or single portions - a real space saver in the freezer. Stop by and join us in the kitchen at www.mamasays.us/blog perhaps we can exchange cooking tips!

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  22. Hi - I'm dropping by from Friday Follow! Cute blog and great tips! I especially like the one from last week about lining a pan w/tin foil.

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  23. Following your blog from Friday Follow.

    Have a nice weekend.

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  24. That is such a great tip! Same thing here in our family...the kids prefer butter and parmesan cheese but my husband and I like sauce on ours. So a lot of sauce gets wasted...but not anymore!! I'm gonna start freezing it in bags!

    Following you from Friday Follow!

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  25. Great Tip! I'm following from Follow Friday. You can find me blogging here: http://www.couponclippinmommy.com/

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  26. That is an awesome idea. As hubby & I are nearing the empty nest stage we won't have to cook for as many. So this would be a great idea for just the 2 of us.

    *Friday Follow*

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  27. I like the idea with the meat sauce for your pasta!

    Found you through Friday Follow, and how could I possibly resist following a baker :-) I love baking myself!

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  28. I'm a baker also. Isn't Follow Friday great! I am a new follower, and look forward to reading lots more of your great posts!
    Bethany

    Stop by and say hi!

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  29. Following from Follow Friday. Have a great weekend!

    http://atticgirl.blogspot.com

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  30. Oh wow, that's really smart! I only ate butter and parmesan for a really long time!

    Stopping by from Friday Follow :)

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  31. Just popping in from Friday Follow! I am now following your blog. I hope you have a great weekend.

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