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Coffee cubes

What do you do with the leftover coffee?  If you’re like my husband, you’ll pour it down the drain.  The man will not reheat coffee in the microwave!

If you’re like me, you won’t let that magic potion go anywhere else but in your cup.  Reheated or fresh, coffee is coffee. 

Or, you can make coffee cubes.  🙂

Ever have that morning when you just want to drink your java down without waiting for it to cool?  Man, sometimes that seems to take for.ev.er, and then there’s that constant blowing on it, too.  Sheesh!

You could put regular ice in it, but then it gets all diluted, and who wants watered down coffee?

Coffee cubes will cool your coffee without diluting your brew.  I end up making a batch every 3 or 4 weeks.  Sometimes I have enough room in the freezer to put the cube trays on a cookie sheet to keep them level while they freeze.  Most times I just make a couple trays and stick them in the door.  I have to be careful though – nothing like spilling that coffee all over the place because you opened the freezer door too fast, lol. 

I have used warm coffee in the trays, but never fresh.  I’m sure the plastic won’t melt, but I guess I just don’t want to chance it.  Mostly I use the cold, leftover coffee from the day before.  Just make sure to give the trays a quick spray with a non-stick spray so the coffee cubes don’t stick.  When they’re frozen, you can pop the cubes out and store them in a plastic freezer bag so you always have some on hand. 

Coffee cool enough to drink right away, without being watery.  A nice way to start the day.  🙂

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Tagged and Bagged

 

So I made a batch of bone broth this weekend.  It turned out really good, too!  Yay!  I got the recipe from a couple of different places and then just kind of winged it:

Dana Carpender’s Bone Broth Recipe, aka Liquid Gold  and

Easy Crock Pot Bone Broth | Grass Fed Girl

Rather than storing it in a single big bowl in the freezer, I portioned it out, along with some leftover chicken I had.  I’ve found that using a dry erase marker on the plastic bowls is a great way to mark leftover stuff.  It comes off when you wash the bowls, and it works great on baggies too.  I hated trying to use tape to mark things that went into the freezer.  What a pain!  This way is so much easier. 

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Now I have prepared meals ready to go, and I know exactly what’s in them.  Double woo! 

~Ness

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