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Jul 21, 2012 10:08 AM

does anyone freeze leftover stock from a carton?

I looked at a discussion about freezing stock but only homemade stock was mentioned. I was wondering if anyone also freezes stock that you buy in a carton? Since the carton says to throw away unused portions after two weeks and I don't know if I will use the rest within that time, I was thinking of freezing it.

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    1. I do it ALL the time. I write the date I opened it on the carton, & after about a week & a half, if I know I won't be using it, depending on how much is left, I either freeze it in a pint container or in an ice-cube tray (each cube = approx. 3 tablespoons or 1/8 of a cup. If I forget myself & it reaches 2 weeks or a couple of days past, then I just add what's left to the dogs' dinners instead of their usual warm water.

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      1. re: Bacardi1

        Thanks to all who replied. I appreciate your help and your taking the time to help!!!

      2. Never. When I buy the stuff (rarely), it's only out of desperation. I just don't find it worth preserving. Same way I'd never save a half drunk bottle of Coors Light.

        1. I freeze the leftover boxed broth (which is how I label it for my freezer) all the time. There is no problem with doing that.

          1. I do it all the time. Just freeze in an ice cube tray and pop out as needed.