Use a vacuum type sealing system to seal food for the freezer. Things keep much longer without freezer burn. I buy cheese in 20 pound blocks and cut them into 1 pound sections to seal and freeze. Meat keeps its fresh quality, too.
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It's usually cheaper to buy in bulk but I'm single. So, I invested in a vacuum machine. The bags are boilable, microwavable & resealable. And I limit my trips to the store. Even cheese can be cut into smaller chunks & vacuum sealed for months! Meat , whole grain cereals, cheese, brown sugar, whole grain flour - anything that might go bad or get bugs can be shrink wrapped! Food stays fresher, longer & I save money!!
Here is a very easy way to make omelets for the entire family all at one time. Heat a large pot of water on the stove to a rolling boil. Take ziploc bags 1 for each family member- add 1 or 2 eggs, milk, cheese if desired, onions, peppers, meat of your choice to each bag. Seal and shake well. Add sealed bags to boiling water and let set in water for @13 minutes. When you take them out (very hot) they literally roll out of the bag.490
This is so convenient because you can make each family members how ever they like. Mine had 2 eggs with a little soy milk, onions and a little meat. When you do your calories just add your eggs and each ingredient individually..... Hope you enjoy.
When opening containers with an inner plastic or paper seal. Use a knif or scissors to cut across the seal and remove just half of it leaving the other half intact. I scoop with measuring cup and level the top with the edge of the seal left behind. You have exact amounts of yogurt. cottage cheese etc anything with the inner seal.It's quicker, more accurate and less mess.Pat in Maine.
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