Trick for freezing ground meat in small portions

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    Speed tip: Use a long chopstick or a ruler to make individual portions of ground foods right in freezer bags, so you can break off just as much as you need when cooking small amounts. Full details and variations here.

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    1. 5tellar 84 months ago | reply

      Awesome idea.

    2. psuhockeychick 84 months ago | reply

      Fabulously simple idea! Thanks for sharing!!

      I saw your great photo in
      Extraordinarily Ordinary

    3. mrsjanuary 84 months ago | reply

      love this idea!

    4. gadgetgrrl 84 months ago | reply

      i got this speed tip from another mom of cooking the meat first, then freezing it, your trick will make it much more manageable. thanks also for the daiso tip, i went to the one in mtn view and got everything i needed. i'm actually looking forward to making cute little lunches, thanks for all the tips and inspiration. =D

    5. Biggie* 84 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the kind comments, everyone!

    6. cchen7 83 months ago | reply

      kudos on the lifehacker.com mention!

    7. Biggie* 83 months ago | reply

      virago7> Wow, I hadn't noticed the Lifehacker.com writeup yet (just woke up from a nap after getting home from my Philly trip). Thanks for the heads up -- very cool!

    8. Cryptia. [deleted] 83 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The frugal kitchen (photo's & recipes), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. rg269tq 82 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Random & Creative shots, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. Tafkabecky (Becky Bokern) 80 months ago | reply

      You rock! Im seriously going to try this :-)

    11. vigilant20 76 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called OAMC, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. Proud of faith [BHR] 75 months ago | reply

      nice..I should show it to my mother :)

    13. kmrphotography 74 months ago | reply

      very clever . . . I like that less bags are used than freezing individually :-)

    14. TheUnderGroundCupcake [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

      What a nifty idea!

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    16. mom4boys1234 26 months ago | reply

      Something that I have found is that cooking it and preportioning it in freezer bags makes meals easier for moms with busy families

    17. tapnagol1 23 months ago | reply

      Just another hint....after you make patti we take your finger and make a hole smack dab in the center...this will keep the meat from shrinking

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