Sunday, July 25, 2010

Food saver, life saver

My mother-in-law came to visit this week and gave us a wonderful gift...a food saver! This thing is amazing. We filled the freezer with shrimp, broccoli, chicken and hamburger.

Amazing as the food saver is, it does take a little work. We decided to try a new type of hamburger today, and froze the browned hamburger so that it would be ready to go when we are ready for it!

First, we mixed fresh sausage (ground pork), ground turkey and ground hamburger.

The reason we do this is because ground turkey tastes yucky all on it's own and needs a little help and also both turkey and pork have a much lower fat content, so mixing all three together brings the overall fat content down.

Since we are also trying to incorporate more vegetables in our diet, we also pureed and mixed in some onion, garlic and green pepper.

Next, since we are trying to eat more vegetables and incorporate them into our diet, we pureed green peppers, onions and garlic and mixed that into the meat as well. Then I browned it, divided it up into 1 lb. packages and sealed it up, ready to freeze!

By the way, food processors are amazing!

The finished product! This is only one of many bags. We will be set for life!
Have you tried the Food Saver? Totally worth it, in my opinion!

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