Friday, November 4, 2011

Introducing: Lifesavers Series

Lately, I have come across some great tips and tricks that will save you some time, money and frustration!

And now I want to share them with you!

The tips in this series are quick, easy and cost little to nothing!  AND sometimes they are no brainers, but when you finally figure it out. It's a smack in the face!

Today I am sharing the first one with you!

This is one of those "no-brainers" but I just realized it works!  

Frozen onions. 

Ever have a recipe that only needs half an onion, and then you either let the unused half go bad,
 or just automatically throw it in the garbage?
 I know I do. But not anymore!  

Take that chopped onion and throw it in the freezer!
I'm even thinking I may just buy a bag of onions and chop them all up and stuff them in a bag, 
 just so I cry once and not per onion!

I also just read somewhere to light a candle before chopping onions.
 Something about the candle will burn off the onion smell that makes you cry. 
Is this true?


  1. I didn't know you could do that! But I do freeze basil, cilantro and things like that. You can also buy frozen cubes of those at Trader Joe's which is really convenient.

  2. I've been freezing onions for quite a long time. They are especially good when making stews and such. I do not like to let anything go to waste.
    Last year I learned that I could freeze tomatoes by doing nothing by chopping them. I had no idea. But they are great in sloppy joes, stews, goulosh etc out of the freezer.
    p.s. I host a Frugal Friday linky on my blog each week. If you have time, I would love it if you would link this, or other posts like it.

  3. Great tip! Thanks for sharing.

    If you have a particularly juicy onion it works better to freeze the pieces on a cookie sheet and then put them into bags to store in the freezer. When you go to use them later, they won't be frozen into one clump.

    BTW don't get crazy and try to use your food processor to chop a bunch of onions. Unless you know something I don't (and want to post about it), you'll create onion puree which is NOT all that great.

  4. great tip!! I love your blog and wanted to let you know that I have the pleasure of awarding you the Liebster Award. Please stop by to learn about it and to grab the button to proudly display.


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