Quick Tip: Saving Butter Wrappers

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I have a lot of quirks that have developed out of my need to be frugal. One of them is saving my butter wrappers. Whenever I have softened a stick of butter for baking, I fold the wrapper up and stick it in the freezer. Then, when I need to grease a pan, I pull it out and unfold it. After a few minutes, the butter residue is soft enough that I can use the wrapper to grease my pan. Waste not want not!


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14 Responses to “Quick Tip: Saving Butter Wrappers”

  1. Abigail (aka Mamatouille)
    November 3, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    My mom does the exact same thing!

  2. Cindy
    November 3, 2011 at 9:11 am #

    I think my husband would think I’m nuts and throw it away. But I do think it is a good idea.

    • diana
      November 3, 2011 at 10:41 am #

      It’s funny you say that Cindy because my husband did throw mine away at first! Once I explained what it was for though he thanked me for all the different ways I try to help us save money.

      • Cindy
        November 3, 2011 at 11:04 am #

        Do you put the folded wrapper INSIDE anything, or just by itself in the freezer?

        • diana
          November 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

          I don’t put it in anything, although you certainly could. Because it’s folded up the butter is inside the wrapper. I just tuck them into the door rack of my freezer.

  3. Stan Starsky
    November 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    What a great quick tip…And actually it looks like this would be an easier and faster way to grease a pan.

  4. Terri K (@tkharmonic)
    November 5, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    Yes, I do this, learned it from my grandmother!

    • diana
      November 6, 2011 at 10:15 am #

      Cool! I think all those grandmother kitchen tips are totally coming back.

  5. Laura
    November 6, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    I love this idea! Thanks for the tip.

    • diana
      November 7, 2011 at 12:46 pm #

      You’re welcome Laura, thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  6. Renee W.
    November 11, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    This tip made me smile, I always remember my mom doing this baking when I was growing up. I always remember it was one of my “jobs” when I was helping out in the kitchen. I still use the butter wrappers to the day!

    • diana
      November 16, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

      That’s a great kitchen job for kids, I’ll remember that!

  7. Sandra
    November 16, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    If you have foil butter wrappers, you can lay them overtop a roasting chicken or turkey to self baste the meat

    • diana
      November 16, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

      Great tip, thanks Sandra!

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