I try to be frugal when it comes to groceries. I try to spend two dollars or less per pound on meat. (Last week my husband bought a beef roast that was not on sale. I think he was hinting to me that he is tired of chicken!)
Since we buy on sale and stock up, we need to freeze lots of meat. I'm sure you know that it's best to remove meat from the grocery store packaging before freezing it. In the past I would place two chicken breasts in a quart-sized freezer bag, remove the air, and then make sure there was plenty of space between the breasts so they would thaw easily. However, I decided I was wasting a lot of plastic bags and even a bit of money that way.
So I decided to go about freezing my chicken breasts and pork chops in a new way. Honestly, I think this is doing even better at keeping away the ice crystals that always form on my meat.
First, I rinsed and trimmed my meat. Then I placed each breast on a piece of plastic wrap. Then I wrapped it tightly. I placed all of my wrapped meat into a gallon-sized freezer bag and labeled it with the type of meat and the month/year.
So far, I have frozen several family packs of chicken breast and one family pack of pork chops in this manner. It is a bit more work, but I think I it's worth it.
I even took pictures. However, I can't seem to find them on my computer at the moment, so please forgive me.
Next I need to organize my freezer. Seriously. It's awful! Any suggestions?
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