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#1 Snot stew

Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:47 AM

As I am going clean with my eating I'm going to start making my own stock.  Can anyone recommend some good containers for freezing 1/4 or 1/2 cup amounts of stock?

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#2 boatiebabe

Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

I use ice cube trays and then once frozen put them in zip lock bags, and then just take out what I need.

I also do this with fruit sauces to add to yoghurt and porridge in the morning.

#3 HRH Countrymel

Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

I freeze stock in pyrex and then transfer to ziplock bags as a block of stock.

#4 HGL

Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:55 AM

Love the Decor containers. They have a 185ml container which will freeze 1/2 cup. (I think they come in a set and all marketed as baby food containers)

Alternatively because you only want small amounts, just freeze in ice cubes then tip into a zip lock bag and keep in the freezer. Weight your ice cubes rather than measure volume. 1/2 cup = 125g, 1/4 cup = 60g. Then you'll always have the perfect amount on hand.

#5 Feral timtam

Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

Baby food containers are about it for the 1/2 cup measure, below 200 ml there isn't much on the market!
For the 1/4 cup measure the Decor salad dressing containers are great. Also the small Target baby food pots. I actually used the salad dressing containers for storing baby foods and powder formula as they are just the right size to sit inside one of my daughters MAM bottles.

#6 cuddlebud

Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

Breast milk storage bags work well too - I've been using the Lansinoh double ziplock seal ones for stock/gravy/sauces etc. If you freeze them flat they hardly take up any room.

#7 Snot stew

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:39 PM

Thanks all!  I think I'll use the containers I've got (which are too big), measure 1/2 cup amounts into them and freeze, then transfer to snap lock bags, as suggested by countrymel.  That way I don't have to buy any more containers!!

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#8 Jembo

Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

I freeze straight into the zip lock bags with my stock, just pour it in and bung it in the freezer.

#9 Spa Gonk

Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

Silicon muffin trays are also great, and a bigger size than ice blocks.

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