Cooking a turkey dinner indoors is pretty traditional. But did you know that you could minimize the activity in your kitchen by cooking your turkey outdoors? A lot of effort goes into getting the dinner prepared, and if you have a house full of family and friends it can create a chaotic scene in your kitchen. But by taking your cooking to your backyard grill, you can ease the activity in your kitchen and leave the house for socializing and enjoying your company.
Have you been throwing out those ripened bananas, because you think it takes so much time to freeze? If so, I’m going to show you the easiest way to freeze a banana. It’s so simple you’ll never throw out a banana again.
I buy a lot of eggs. Usually I’m grabbing about 5 dozen at a time or if I find a sale I’ll stock up and buy even more. We don’t always go through our eggs quick enough. Some months are quicker than others. But since we buy so many at a time I want to ensure I’m always using a good egg.
How to Shred Chicken in Less than 3 minutes, especially when your chicken is steaming hot.
I buy a lot of chicken in bulk. It’s a great way for me to save time and money. What I’ll do is cook most of my chicken at once, this way when I go to make dinner I can make it quickly. Having shredded chicken on hand only takes a short time to defrost it in the microwave and I can usually have dinner prepared in less than 20 minutes.
Welcome back to Part 4 – Stuff Every Freezer cook should know. If you are just now joining in on this series, be sure to check out Part 1 – The Benefits of Freezer Cooking , Part 2 – Different Methods of Freezer Cooking and Part 3 –Seven Necessary Freezer Cooking Steps
Stuff every freezer cook should know.
Flash Freeze – You’ll hear me say this.. This method use to freeze food items individually. Here’s an example of Flash Freeze. Lets say we are making meatballs, you’ll roll each meatball, place them on a baking sheet that has been lined with wax paper and place the baking sheet in the freezer until all the meatballs are frozen.
Get the Air Out – You’ll hear me say this… This method is used to remove all of the air in your storage container. Air is the enemy when you’re freezing foods.
Foods that should not be frozen
- raw potatoes
- sour cream
- eggs in their shell, whole hard cooked eggs
Freezer Do’s and Don’ts
Do make sure you have all of your supplies on hand.
Do take breaks
Do prep foods the day before hand
Do wear an apron
Don’t go overboard, especially if this is your first time freezer cooking
Don’t shop and cook on the same day
Don’t refreeze a frozen meal
Don’t forget to label each item along with the date
This concludes the Freezer Cooking series… Join me on throughout the week where each Friday, I’ll be using the multiple meal cooking method. Then throughout the following week I’ll share with you my shopping list, recipes as well as my tips and tricks on how to shop, save and reduce your time in the kitchen.
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