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Butchering & Prepping Before Freezing



I buy the family-size packages of meat (chicken, pork chops, grass-fed beef, etc...). I save $ by trimming the fat & grizzle off the meat myself. Since I'm already in full-butcher mode, I grab my kitchen scale & cut up 4-5 ounce servings & bag them into sandwich baggies. I can season them at this time or leave them plain. Then I grab a bigger freezer bag & label what I'm putting in (ex:4oz Plain Chicken Breast) so all I have to do after a busy day is defrost my "pre-packed" serving! Super Easy!

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When I get home, I'll take one of my servings out, place it in a bowl with warm-hot water (still in the baggy) & let it defrost. In the meantime, I can prep my veggies for my side dishes or make myself a salad. Since my portions are pretty small, they don't take long to defrost!

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  • I do this and love it. As soon as we come home from costco this is what I do... feels like a lot in the beginning but it is so nice to open the freezer and everything is ready - by ANIKAJAC

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