Pages of meat

May 18, 2008

Cooking, Lauren

I always buy hamburger from Sam’s Club in the big ol’ 5 or 6 pound trays, then bring it home and divvy it up into bags for the freezer. I have a FoodSaver, but it’s kind of a pain to freeze meat. You have to bag it, freeze it a little, then seal it so that the juices don’t ooze all over. *jibblie*

Instead, I use zip-lock bags and just smash it into the corners. This past time I asked Lloyd to help me, and we realized that he is GIFTED at this! This should be his full-time job. He doesn’t make bags of hamburger, he makes flat pages of hamburger where not one square millimeter of bag is empty.

The bumpy one in the stack is mine.

The best part about having a thin, half-pound page of meat in the freezer is you can break off little pieces when you need them. We were going to make a pizza tonight, and I wanted a little hamburger on it. Break, break,

Can you see me?

Fry, fry.  (It looks like a huge amount of meat, but that’s one of my tiny pans that I haven’t posted about yet. That’s also my dirty stove.)

No quarter for size reference.

I usually make a dent about halfway down in the package so it’s easy to break off half, but you should check out this lady‘s great idea for ‘marking’ meat for individual portions when you bag it in gallon zip-locks.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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13 Responses to “Pages of meat”

  1. Kitt Said on:

    Funny, when I started reading this, I was going to give you the link the Biggie’s post, and there it was at the end!


  2. Brad Said on:

    Did you have to look up the word “divvy”? I would have had to. I don’t think I’ve ever typed or written that word before. It is a special day today. A day where I have finally typed the word “divvy”. Oh! Look! I did it again! Cool…


  3. Brady G. Said on:

    We can almost see the mullet in the reflection of picture number 2 (I typed this before looking at the caption with the picture).


  4. Beth Said on:

    That’s so prepared and organized of you…
    When we need hamburger, I dig through all the change jars in the house, collect the silver coins, and go to SunMart and buy some…


  5. Peggy Said on:

    This is a great idea … and something I’ve never done! Thanks! Time will only tell if I’m not too lazy to actually try it.

    BTW: Where’s the picture of the pizza? We want to see the pizza!!!!! Mmmmmmm …


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