Frugal Containers for Applesauce

July 9, 2008 at 8:54 pm 1 comment

Freezing applesauce is something that I have done for as long as I can remember. My mom always froze applesauce each fall and this is something I have continued to do for my family.

You probably are thinking it’s too early to mention applesauce, however, if you want to be frugal about it, you can start now. My mom always used empty plastic containers – peanut butter jars, ice cream containers, sherbet containers, cool whip containers or other plastic containers that we had in our kitchen to freeze our applesauce in.

Initially I bought containers specifically to be used for freezing food. I liked the idea of having all of my containers the same, lined up nicely in my freezer. Although this is still my ideal way of freezing applesauce, I had decided it’s probably not worth it. Peanut butter containers work well because of the screw on lid and because they are clear, so you can see what is in the container. If you use containers that are not clear, you will definitely want to label your food clearly, so you know what is in the container and don’t assume that it’s cool whip, if it is in a cool whip container. 🙂

When I am at yard sales or second hand shops, I try to keep my eye out for freezer containers. Sometimes I give applesauce away as a gift, and I prefer it to be in a nicer, clean looking container.

So start saving empty containers now and use them for applesauce or other items you like to freeze. It’s not only cheaper, it’s also a way to recycle.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Jenny  |  July 10, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    That’s a great idea. I need to start eating lots of pb. Cause I like that idea the best! We are so blessed by your frugalness.


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