Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bottom of the jar recipes

A frugal lifestyle doesn't waste anything, that's why I love Rachael Ray's "Bottom of the jar" recipes. They have lots on her website RachaelRay.com

A "Bottom of the jar" recipe is just that, a recipe using the little bit at the bottom of the jar or other food container and making it into something you can use. Usually the recipe consists of adding more ingredients into the jar and then closing the lid and giving it a good shake to use all the item but this is not always the case. Take a look at these recipes and you will get the idea. Many of them have videos to accompany the recipe. 

Some other recipes include (but are not limited to)
- Creamy chicken glaze : Bottom of the salad dressing bottle
Add a little milk (about 1/4 cup) to the almost empty salad dressing bottle, put the lid on and give it a good shake. Roast or BBQ chicken pieces and add this sauce about 5 minutes before the end of cooking for a yummy flavoured chicken. This works best with ranch, blue cheese, Cesar or some other creamy dressing and is also great on pork.

- Fruit syrup : Bottom of the jam jar recipe (or honey bottle)
Add a little juice to the jam jar (or honey bottle) when it is too empty to scrap the edges any more and give it a good shake. You don't need much juice just enough to get the goodies off the side of the jar. 
Any kind of juice and jam will do. I find orange juice goes well with everything and the same with apple juice but experiment yourself with what you have on hand
Pour this over pancakes or ice cream.

Let us know what some of your "Bottom of the jar" recipes are!

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