I love the convenience of the squeezy jelly bottles, I really, really do. No more having to get 2 knives out because I am completely skeeved at the thought of putting a used knife into the jelly container after the peanut butter, even if I wash it off. I’m strange, I know. But I really do like the convenience of the squeezy bottles.
I don’t, however, like the taste or the price of the squeezy bottle jelly. I’m spoiled- my mom makes the best grape jelly ever. What’s a frugal girl who loves squeezy jelly bottles but her mom’s homemade jelly to do?
Easy. I wash out the squeezy bottles with a bottle brush and refill them with mom’s good jelly. Now, I’ve been using a funnel and a chopstick to push it all in there, but Heather and I were talking about this and we’ve determined that it is probably possible to heat the jelly to make it liquid, then refrigerate to make it re-gel. I’ve only tried this with a small amount of jelly and it seems to work. But it’s not fully tested, so don’t take that as gospel. Once I run out of jelly and have to refill, I’ll try that method and we’ll revisit this post.
But I’m loving the convenience with the cost savings. And hey, recycling!