Originally Posted by Andy M.
Geez, Breezy, are you sending the OP your ice cube trays?
My point was simply that since he always uses two cups of stock at a time, a pre-measured two-cup frozen block is easier to deal with than 16 ice cubes or 'x' number of muffin cups worth of stock.
Maybe I should send him some ice cube trays, but at $1 or so for a set, I think he can probably buy his own.
My point was simply that recipes differ in the amount of stock called for. I'm frequently asked for 1/4-cup, 1/2-cup, 1-cup, etc. of stock depending on the recipe (especially stirfries, which I make frequently), & unless I have a carton of commercial chicken stock in the pantry, or just want to use my own, the cubes make this uber easy to do with no leftovers.
If the OP always & only uses two cups of stock at a time (which sounds very limiting recipe-wise), than all the more power to him freezing in those blocks.
And I also freeze stock in quart containers. These I save for recipes when I need those amounts - soups, stews, etc. But I can't imagine melting those down for the times when I just need a little. It doesn't make sense when the cubes are so easy to have on hand.
But again - to each his own.