Monday, August 24, 2009

Leftovers: 6 Money Saving Ideas for Those Bits at the Bottom of the Jar

We all have them. Those little bits of good stuff left at the bottom of one jar or another that we don't want to really throw out, but don't know what to do with. Here are six great tips for scraping the bottom of the barrel, so to speak.

Pesto

Slosh around some chicken stock or water in the jar to get out all of the pesto clinging to the inside. Dump it in with your chicken soup and add a splash of lemon or white wine to take it from hum drum to high end.

Orange marmalade or other citrus preserves

Put in a little vinegar and shake to loosen all of the preserves. Then add a touch of corn starch and water and shake like crazy. Add in some additional orange or lemon juice if needed for a great sweet and sour stir fry sauce on the cheap.

Extra tomato sauce or paste

When you have leftover paste or sauce in the jar or can, slosh ... Read the entire article.

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