when I look over my blog, it seems like I spend a lot of time cooking. I do cook most everyday, sometimes I cook several times a day so I do look for ways to save some time. If you know me or read this blog much, you know I also look for ways to use basic ingredients and to spend wisely.
We like nuts in our baked goods. Whole walnuts are a good value, as far as nuts go, I know nuts are high-priced anymore.
|This is a 12 ounce bag of mostly walnut halves and a few pieces. The halves are way too big for adding to baked goods.|
|so instead of getting out a chopper and cutting board everytime I bake a recipe that we like nuts in, I chop the whole bag of nuts when I open them.|
then all the extra chopped nuts go into a jar.
I store a lot of things in clear glass jars.
The label is just a piece of masking tape, with what is in the jar and the date it was put in the jar.
If I am going to be baking a lot, I just keep the jar of nuts in the pantry. But nuts will go rancid if unused, so if it will be more than a month or before they get used, I put the jar in the freezer.
About the label, I have seen some really cute printable labels online and if I had more free time, I would probably use them, But for now, masking tape works great. Just use some scissors to cut the ends straight, that looks much better than tearing the tape. I use masking tape to label things in the freezer too.
Lyn asked about the dishes the cut up fruit are in, I showed in them in previous post. They are from Pampered Chef and work fine as you can see what is in them. The only thing I don't like about them is the lids are not microwave safe and ruin if used in the microwave. Mine are the one cup size but I think they come bigger, like 2 cups and maybe 4 cups.