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Old 01-11-2011, 05:13 PM   #21
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BTW I freeze my 1 lb portions of hamburger in a baggie, and smash it flat to make a big pattie. Defrosts in no time that way to use for meatloaf, or whatever.
That is pretty close to being genius right there!!

Younger son and I have decided to go out to eat this evening. I do need to make a stop or two while out, so no biggie.
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:43 PM   #22
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Grilled hamburgers dressed with lettuce, red onion and tomato on homemade buns, french fries, homemade 14-day pickles, green onions, radishes, iced tea and fresh coconut cake with pineapple custard filling.

Sounds ultra summery for our single digit temps, but Glenn saw an ad on TV the other night for some or other fast food joint and the picture of the burger on the screen nearly sent him catatonic. Soooo, I made some hamburger buns yesterday and got the rest of the stuff, sans the pickles and the cake, at the grocery today.

Maybe if we eat hot weather foods we'll forget just how frigid it is outside.
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:06 PM   #23
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That is pretty close to being genius right there!!
Annie. You have no idea how close I came to not mentioning that cuz I thought everybody did that. Shows to go ya.
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Annie. You have no idea how close I came to not mentioning that cuz I thought everybody did that. Shows to go ya.
I do it too, GMTA
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:10 PM   #25
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...BTW I freeze my 1 lb portions of hamburger in a baggie, and smash it flat to make a big pattie. Defrosts in no time that way to use for meatloaf, or whatever.

I do this too but in half pound patties.
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:22 PM   #26
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We had our home-made kielbasa and store-purchased sauerkraut made in the crock-pot.
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Annie. You have no idea how close I came to not mentioning that cuz I thought everybody did that. Shows to go ya.
Yup, we do that too. I like to make sure the top and bottom are really flat (squish them between two cookie sheets and freeze on one). That way they make better contact with a piece of metal that we put them on when defrosting in a hurry.
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:30 PM   #28
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I do this too but in half pound patties.
I put my ground beef (usually between 1 - 2 lbs) in a precut and sealed on one side food saver bag, then I take my rolling pin and roll it into the corners flat to about 1/8 inch thickness then I vac seal it. Into the freezer; when needed I place in cool water and it thaws in a flash.
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I put my ground beef (usually between 1 - 2 lbs) in a precut and sealed on one side food saver bag, then I take my rolling pin and roll it into the corners flat to about 1/8 inch thickness then I vac seal it. Into the freezer; when needed I place in cool water and it thaws in a flash.

Another good way to do it. For me, the smaller amounts give me flexibility.
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Another good way to do it. For me, the smaller amounts give me flexibility.
I have 4 people so 1-1/2 - 2 lbs (usually 1-1/2 lb) is good.
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