Saturday, May 18, 2013

Frugal Finds Friday: Saving/Repurposing Tomato Juice

I started making my own salsa a few months ago, with each batch taking 1 large can of drained whole tomatoes.  Being the frugal person I am, I couldn't just toss that free tomato juice down the drain!  So, I save it.  I measure it out; each can holds about 1 cup.  I pour the tomato juice into a zip-lock bag or a ball freezer jar, label, and wait until I need it for something.  I've drank the juice, as you would V8, very tasty.  I've also added it to beef stew, chili, vegetable soup, and cooked ground beef in it.  It gives these meals a little punch of extra flavor!

What interesting things do you save from the trash and give new life to?

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