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Old 01-07-2009, 03:03 PM   #11
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I would have to buy one first! But seriously, it sounds like a great product. And I throw out far too much food as it is.

So when you buy a cut of meat do you take it out, clean it and then repack it in the FS bags?

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Old 01-07-2009, 04:42 PM   #12
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Yes, a lot of times it is a bulk purchase of several pieces so it is separated and sealed in separate FS bags according to the serving size I want. Sometimes I will preseason the meat before sealing if I know what my future plans are. Have a permanent marker handy to write on the bag what it is and the date it was frozen.

In some cases, like ground meat and chicken pieces, I will precook it before I bag and freeze it. Precooked ground beef is excellent for those evening when you want to make a casserole, chili, etc. since you don't have to waste time messing with cooking the meat first. Already done and dinner is on the table in short order. Same for the chicken pieces. Just reheat in the microwave (in the FS bag).

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Old 01-13-2009, 11:59 AM   #13
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Kim got us one for Christmas, and we think it's great! He hasn't tried the marinade thing...he's a little doubtful of how it would work.
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:36 PM   #14
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easy marinade

put some not so tender cheap cuts of meat in a seal bag, along with some Italian dressing. If the meat has been trimmed of unnecessary fat, it'll turn out better.
Hold the sealer up, so the liquid stays at the bottom of the bag, and seal it.
Refrigerate it for as long as you'd like, at least a couple of hours.
Roast, bake , fry, however you would normally cook this cut, and see the difference.
You can freeze leftovers, and just drop the bag into a pot of water, and bring it up to a simmer, open the bag and serve.
I LOVE my sealer, and have many sized vacuum canisters from Tilia co., I make loads of stews and soups (it's cold here)and save them for a lot longer than any other method.
All my dry goods are sealed; they do not spoil, and no bugs in the summer.
Really cool tool.

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