I freeze everything – even if it is just a small amount. It can always be used. I waste almost nothing.
So if a recipe calls for a small amount of crushed pineapple and all I have is the big can size, I go ahead and open it anyway because I will just freeze the rest. If I have some BBQ sauce leftover – whether homemade or bottled, I go ahead and freeze it before it sits in the fridge for another month.
You get the idea.
The other day when I looked in my freezer with the intention of finding inspiration…I found it.
What do you get when you put a frozen, bought-on-sale mini pork roast together with some leftover frozen bits of crushed pineapple and some BBQ sauce and few things that you have on hand already?
Sweet and Sour Pork!
I added 1 medium onion rough chopped and a sweet red pepper that had been hanging around my crisper. Along with the last of my green, bell peppers from the garden!
I also added a hefty amount of low sodium soy sauce and a small dash of fish sauce – both from the pantry.
I put the whole thing in a low temperature slow-cooker at 7:30 in the morning and went to work.
I came home to dinner all ready and smelling good! Just add rice!
Oh and it makes great leftovers for re-heating!