I’ve never mowed a lawn.
I’ve never sat in a room with a spider for more than 2 seconds.
I’ve never grown a mullet on my own free will.
I’ve never shaved my chocolate lab even though I threaten to do so every time I try to unclog the vacuum cleaner.
And I’ve never cooked a turkey.
There is just something about jamming my fist into a cavity of an animal and potentially touching its lingering soul.
But I eat them.
Oh, I eat them.
I only handle small meat which is probably why I married my husband.
He is the master of butchering meat. If you’re Canadian, you know that our meat is not cheap. It’s a rare occasion when it goes on sale, and by sale I mean you can still afford to give up your quarter shopping cart deposit to that the little old woman fishing in her purse that’s probably full of old tissues and melted hard candy.
Hairy hard candy.
We tend to purchase large quantities of meat all at once which means we have a lot of sorting, labeling and freezing to do. Last year we gave up our freezer bags for a product that we fell in love with.
You may remember my post about the FoodSaver last year.
Here is a short description of what the FoodSaver is all about:
The FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing System keeps food fresh up to 5x longer* than ordinary storage methods like zipper bags, foil, plastic wrap and containers.
Air is the enemy of freshness and primary cause of freezer burn and dehydration in foods stored in the freezer, refrigerator and pantry. Ordinary storage methods trap air inside, causing food to lose flavour and nutrition over time. FoodSaver®Vacuum Sealing System remove and lock out air and moisture using specially-designed bags and canisters to prevent freezer burn.
Every time you open our freezer, you hear angels singing because there is not a single piece of meat or vegetable with freezer burn. They thaw right in the package and tastes just as it would if you were to have cooked it the day you bought it.
Now if you’re down with cooking turkeys, casseroles, roasts, and other large quantities of food, you’re going to dig this:
Oh and that 23 pound turkey that you are planning to feed me.
The FoodSaver is not just about preserving food. You can put just about anything you want to in there and suck the air out. We are about to embark on our camping trip and we will be using the FoodSaver to store our liquid containers (think syrup, ketchup, and mustard). It will allow us for neat packing and it will protect our other items from getting damaged.
I feel confident that the frozen meat that we will be taking with us will stay fresh, won’t leak into our cooler, and prevent melted ice water from leaking into the storage bag.
If you want to seal something that is more moist and juicy, they have a storage bag for that. It’s called FoodSaver® Liquid Block Barrier Bags. They are 12 – 1 Quart (950ml) Heat-Seal Barrier Bags. Their liquid blocking strip prevents moisture from escaping bag and getting to seal.
I highly recommend buying a FoodSaver because it literally is just that, and not to mention, a money saver.
You can learn more about the FoodSaver on their website.
*Disclosure: I received the above FoodSaver bags for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.