Cultivating A Healthy Life and a Happy Home

Freezing Gravy

We eat a roast chicken just about every week.  One chicken provides two meals for two people plus leftovers to be used in lunches or as part of other meals.

Plus, if I roast the chicken myself, I can use the bones for stock.  One chicken goes a long way in this household!

A lot of times I’ll get a roasted chicken from Costco.  I don’t use that for stock but we still get two meals for two people plus leftovers all for $5.  That’s hard to beat!  Is it the best chicken, no, but like everyone else I have a budget to stick to and it gives us the most bang for our buck.

I always, always, make gravy for our roast chicken meals.  Mmmm gravy!  I know it’s hard to believe but sometimes we have leftover gravy.  I’m not about to throw it away, so I freeze it.

I use a silicon ice cube tray and freeze the gravy into little cubes.  Once frozen, I pop them out and store them in a little freezer bag.  They are ready to go when I want to use them!

How I use Gravy Cubes

  • Add flavor to sauces
  • Add flavor or thickness to soups
  • Help boost a new batch of gravy
  • As a sauce for shredded meat
  • Drizzled over fries or crispy potatoes

They keep well and reheat super easy.  Just toss in a pot over gentle heat until they melt and bubble. Or add directly to sauce, soup, or gravy.  So easy!

Plus it helps you be more prepared in the kitchen.  I mean, you already made the gravy, right? Don’t make more work for yourself by tossing it!  Freeze it and then you’ll have a little punch of flavor for whenever you need it.

Andie is a certified holistic health coach who lives, works, and plays in Northern Colorado.  By focusing on whole foods and being active, her goal is to heal her body and to create a healthy work/home/life balance.

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