These pretty freezer trays are intended to hold single servings of baby food. But looking at them now, I'm thinking that we grown-ups can make good use of them, too. Especially when it comes to quick-fix midweek meals.
I came across these trays while looking up alternatives to Ball's Freezer Jars, but since they only hold two ounces, I originally dismissed them as being too small to be useful. But then I got to thinking about all the small-sized things a tray like this could be used for:
• Summer pesto
• Portioned fruit for morning smoothies
• Leftover pasta sauce in individual servings
• Small portions of sorbet and ice cream
• Chicken and vegetable stock
• Freezer jam and other freezer canning
• Big ice cubes for cocktails and punch bowls
• Mold for jello, panna cotta, and other molded desserts
The trays are made of a flexible silicone, so it's easy to pop out just what you need. The trays have tight-fitting lids that make them easy to stack, though you could also remove all the portions after freezing and store them in a freezer bag.
Do you use a Baeba Tray for freezing things other than baby food?
Find It! Beaba Multiportion Freezer Trays, $24.95 from Williams-Sonoma
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(Image: Williams Sonoma)