When I want to portion them out, I use small plastic containers and measure out the food with a scale that tares. Otherwise I just get a measuring cup and scoop out the food into a plastic bag. I have a small European refrigerator, so I don't have any problems with freezer burn, because nothing stays in my freezer for too long!
Hi MINERVA48, I have a vacuum bag sealer. The bag is 1 long roll. If I'm wanting to freeze beef stew for DH and I; I unroll 6-8 inches and using the heat wire to seal off the bag. Fill the bag with 2-3 cups of stew (or more) put the bag top back over heat wire and fit over vacuum.Keep top even and flat press to take all air out then the seal. The bag is sealed and the remaining piece, you discard.
Hint...fold top of bag back and keep that area clean....fill bag....then flatten as much as possible.......fit top of bag back into the sealer; fitting the vacuum into the bag......push bar down and get all the air out keeping the top flat...push bar to seal the bag. BE sure to leave 1-1 1/2 inches of space at top for expansion.
Any size bag you want to make. There is a space on the bag for putting name and date. Freeze.
Individual servings, vegetables...1 cup raw....1/2cup cooked. Rice, and potatoes 1/3-1/2 cup = 1 portion. Fruit is 1/2 cup serving,..soup is 1 cup.
Hope this helps. (I use a large mouth funnel, used to fill jam jars, or pickle jars)can also set bag into a deep bowl for easy filling.
Edited by: GDY2SHUZ at: 11/2/2010 (22:38)
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I'm used to just keeping the leftovers in a container without portioning out individual servings. Could anyone give me tips as to easy ways to make portion-sized leftovers? What are your storage containers of choice- tupperware or freezer bags or something else? Any info you all could share would be great!
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