Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Condiment bottles in fridge (Plus: Cookbook giveaway winner announced!)

Kitchen Tip Tuesdays

The winner of Not Your Mother's Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook Giveaway is:


Thanks, everyone, for your enthusiasm over Jessica's new book! :)

This week's kitchen tip is one I learned from Joshua's grandma. I noticed that the condiment bottles in her fridge all had dates written on them: The date each item was opened.

What a brilliant idea! How many times have I opened a carton of cream that says "Use within 10 days of opening" and I can never remember how long it's been open?! Having the date written on it is a great reminder to use it before it expires!

For salad dressings, writing the dates on them when you open them would allow you to easily see which bottles your family is using regularly and which ones take years to empty.

Hint: If something's been in your fridge for a year and it's only barely used, you could probably skip buying it next time it's on sale... ;)

More condiment tips:

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1. 8 ways to save money on beverages + leftover beverages tip (Cooking Up a Sale)
2. Condensed milk substitute -- dairy-free (Whole New Mom)
3. Pie crust tip (Recipes Happen)
4. Flavoring pasta (Moms Frugal)


I recently posted 8 tips for Saving Money on Beverages. Included in there is an easy, quick, cheap way to label your kids' leftover know, when they don't finish all their milk at supper but you don't want to throw it down the drain. Thanks for hosting!

Hi Tammy!

Here is my sub for Sweetened Condensed Milk! Enjoy!

Hi Tammy,

This week my tip is about freezing homemade pie crust.


Happy KTT!

I use a dry erase marker to write dates on the *smooth* parts of my plastic or glass leftover containers so I know how long they have been in the fridge. The marks come off fairly well from the plastic, very well from the glass.

I use a permanent marker to mark yogurt containers or others that I don't plan to re-use. It works great.

Another option I haven't tried might be a wet erase marker, for both leftovers and disposable containers.

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