Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Olive Oil is a staple in my cooking. It's nice to buy the best one that you can afford. That being said, Costco has some great brands of olive oil for great prices. The only catch is that you have to buy a ton. Olive oil doesn't keep forever, so it's not the best idea to keep the huge Costco size bottle in your cupboard. So because I'm trying to shop smart, I took an idea from my mom: freeze it. My mom freezes everything. I mean everything. Bread, oatmeal, cookies, especially cheese. Just tonight Brian asked me if I had cheese for our fajitas and I pulled some shredded cheese from the freezer and he changed his mind when he found out it was frozen. I have fond memories of that same thing happening when I was growing up. (Brittany know just want I'm talking about.) But the good news is, my mom rarely has food go bad. So back to the Costco olive oil. Here's what you do, buy the big bottle. Pour an amount into a smaller container, store that in a dark, cool cupboard for longest shelf life, (not the one over the oven) and put the big bottle in the freezer. When you freeze olive oil it will become cloudy, and solid, obviously. But don't be alarmed, it will defrost nicely, back to it's original liquid, clear state. Just a random post, but I like to buy things at the best price, and I don't like wasting food. Thanks mom for teaching me well.