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Offline chloe

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« on: April 17, 2014, 11:27:24 AM »
Using Disposable Styrofoam bowls.
 When you have soft or liquid foods you want to save in a bag. Put them in the bowl freeze them. Remove from bowl (discard the bowl) place in bag and freeze.  The advantage of the bowl is easy clean up, size portions are equal, and the contour of the frozen item is smooth and wont punch through the bag when vacuuming.


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Re: Tips
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 10:52:54 PM »
Freeze ahead meals can even involve healthy, refreshing smoothies at super low bulk-buy prices.

When prices on fresh fruit are at their lowest, buy in bulk and make up freezer packs of cut & prepared fruit(s), and a couple of "yogurt ice cubes". (Using plain yogurt makes it extra "skinny") For smoothies, put in your blender, add low-fat milk or fruit juice. I coat fruit like apples & bananas with lemon juice so it doesn't darken.

Extras for added Zing! include spearmint or lemon balm leaves, orange zest, your favorite flavorings, unsweetened koolade, cinnamon and other herbs and spices.

It might be fun to have a family "Tasting" to see what wild combinations the kids can think up to add and enjoy. Boys especially get excited about crazy combos. Might be the right time to stir jello worms into the smoothies. Make the worms ahead by filling a tall glass with drinking straws, add concentrated jello, refrigerate until well set. Briefly run warm water over the straws in a colander to release the worms. LOL

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Re: Tips
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2014, 11:44:46 AM »
 During the vacuum packaging process, small
amounts of liquids, crumbs or food particles can
be inadvertently pulled into Vacuum Channel,
clogging the pump and damaging your appliance.

To prevent this, follow these tips:

a. For moist and juicy foods such as raw meats:
Freeze first and avoid overfilling bags. You can
also place a folded paper towel inside top of bag,
but below seal area, before vacuum packaging.

b. For soups, sauces and liquids: Freeze first and
avoid overfilling bags. Or, use a canister in
refrigerator.

c. For powdery or fine-grained foods: Avoid
overfilling bags or use a canister. You can also
place a coffee filter or paper towel inside
before vacuum packaging.

d. If your appliance features a Drip Tray, empty it
after each use.


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Re: Tips
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2014, 01:27:36 PM »
To Keep crackers fresh seal opened packs in a Jar


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