Here’s another tip for not wasting ingredients you only use once in a recipe. I made a Green Smoothie a couple of weeks ago that used 1-2 tablespoons of coconut milk. I’m sure people were asking, “What do I do with the rest of the can? This stuff is not free!”
I poured the rest into my ice trays to freeze for future smoothies. I measured and one ice cube equaled roughly 2 tablespoons.
When finished filling the trays, I placed in the freezer for a couple of hours.
When frozen, pop them out and place in a freezer bag for easy grab and go.
I do the same with leftover coffee. Freeze into cubes for making frozen coffee drinks.
Place in a freezer bag. Make sure you label correctly if you have decaf and regular.
You can also do this with tomato paste, homemade pesto or anything that you only use a little at a time.
Hope this helps you save some money!