I'm obsessed with vacuum sealing food. I love to cook and do so only in huge quantities. I am not a fan of fast food or chain restaurants at all. I love good food when I eat. I cook good food. I cook like my Mama and my Grannie. I cook like a Southern cook. But I've learned a few things about cooking and eating. You can always have healthy fresh food if you learn how to vacuum seal.
I started with a little ordinary vacuum sealer from the local Walmart. I bought the rolls of bags and cut them to fit. The sealer lasted a while but not too long. The rolls of bags were expensive and bulky. It wasn't until I learned of this cool place called The Vak Shack that I really learned to vac seal. I order bags that are pre-cut and so economical. I've ordered from them for a couple of years now. It makes keeping and sealing great food fresh and economical.
I can put up just enough in individual servings or for 2, 3, or 4 people. Food just does not go to waste at our house. Meat does not go to waste in our house. When I find meat on sale at the store, I grab it, seal it and freeze it. We can often eat rib eye, t-bone or tenderloin steaks for as little as 4.99 per pound. Chicken, pork chops and wild game are often abundant in our freezer as I only try to buy meat when it is on sale and cheap.
When my last vac sealer finally died, I splurged and bought a commercial vac sealer. What a great investment that was. I use it at least 3 -5 times a week. I never let fresh vegetables go to waste. I just seal and freeze. I always have great veggies as the local farmer's market this season was a fun Saturday morning adventure. The good news is we eat a lot healthier these days.
I close this ramble with a brief shout out to Amanda Crum who is back at the helm of the The Vak Shack! I missed you while you were gone.