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  1. #1
    Serene Vannoy Guest

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    I'm buying a freezer when I go back to school in September, so I can buy
    more things in bulk and freeze meals to have ready when I don't feel
    like cooking after a long day at school/work, and my mom just called me.
    She found me a new Foodsaver, in the box, with bags, for five dollars at
    a yard sale. Whee!

    Serene
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    http://www.momfoodproject.com

  2. #2
    George Shirley Guest

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    On 7/23/2011 1:35 PM, Serene Vannoy wrote:
    > I'm buying a freezer when I go back to school in September, so I can buy
    > more things in bulk and freeze meals to have ready when I don't feel
    > like cooking after a long day at school/work, and my mom just called me.
    > She found me a new Foodsaver, in the box, with bags, for five dollars at
    > a yard sale. Whee!
    >
    > Serene

    Wow! That is an incredible score Serene. I wouldn't be without my
    Foodsaver, we're on our second one in about sixteen years. I keep about
    200 feet of bags on hand at any given time.

    Helpful hint: Cut the sealed bags at the seam, empty them, then turn
    them inside out and wash them. For vegetables I just hand wash them, for
    meats I run them through the dishwasher by pinning the bags to the top
    rack with clothes pins. Hang up to dry afterward. Works like a charm.
    I've got bags here that have gotten so small I use them for half and
    quarter cup measurements for recipes I use a lot. Waste not want not is
    the home food preservers credo. Have fun with your new toy.

  3. #3
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Serene Vannoy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm buying a freezer when I go back to school in September, so I can buy
    > more things in bulk and freeze meals to have ready when I don't feel
    > like cooking after a long day at school/work, and my mom just called me.
    > She found me a new Foodsaver, in the box, with bags, for five dollars at
    > a yard sale. Whee!
    >
    > Serene


    Congratulations! I don't use mine often; I mostly use the vacuum
    marinator dealie.
    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller July 19, 2011 - Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks

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    Ross@home Guest

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    On Sat, 23 Jul 2011 21:33:34 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > Serene Vannoy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm buying a freezer when I go back to school in September, so I can buy
    >> more things in bulk and freeze meals to have ready when I don't feel
    >> like cooking after a long day at school/work, and my mom just called me.
    >> She found me a new Foodsaver, in the box, with bags, for five dollars at
    >> a yard sale. Whee!
    >>
    >> Serene

    >
    >Congratulations! I don't use mine often; I mostly use the vacuum
    >marinator dealie.


    Is that the square one from FoodSaver?
    I bought one of those, cost 36 bucks as I recall. Wouldn't hold a
    vacuum for more than 10 minutes. Donated it to Society of Saint
    Vincent de Paul, one of the local thrift stores. Now, for anything
    that'll fit, I use a 1-1/2 liter Mason jar and the jar sealer
    attachment.

    Ross.

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>, Ross@home
    wrote:

    > On Sat, 23 Jul 2011 21:33:34 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >In article <[email protected]>,
    > > Serene Vannoy <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> I'm buying a freezer when I go back to school in September, so I can buy
    > >> more things in bulk and freeze meals to have ready when I don't feel
    > >> like cooking after a long day at school/work, and my mom just called me.
    > >> She found me a new Foodsaver, in the box, with bags, for five dollars at
    > >> a yard sale. Whee!
    > >>
    > >> Serene

    > >
    > >Congratulations! I don't use mine often; I mostly use the vacuum
    > >marinator dealie.

    >
    > Is that the square one from FoodSaver?
    > I bought one of those, cost 36 bucks as I recall. Wouldn't hold a
    > vacuum for more than 10 minutes. Donated it to Society of Saint
    > Vincent de Paul, one of the local thrift stores. Now, for anything
    > that'll fit, I use a 1-1/2 liter Mason jar and the jar sealer
    > attachment.
    >
    > Ross.


    That's the one, Ross. I bought it at Tuesday Morning and it holds a
    vacuum very well.
    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller July 19, 2011 - Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks

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    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

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    In article <4e2b2207$0$25654$[email protected] >,
    George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Wow! That is an incredible score Serene. I wouldn't be without my
    > Foodsaver, we're on our second one in about sixteen years. I keep about
    > 200 feet of bags on hand at any given time.
    >
    > Helpful hint: Cut the sealed bags at the seam, empty them, then turn
    > them inside out and wash them. For vegetables I just hand wash them, for
    > meats I run them through the dishwasher by pinning the bags to the top
    > rack with clothes pins. Hang up to dry afterward. Works like a charm.
    > I've got bags here that have gotten so small I use them for half and
    > quarter cup measurements for recipes I use a lot. Waste not want not is
    > the home food preservers credo. Have fun with your new toy.


    I like that idea. My BIL gave us one a couple years ago, but we just
    haven't gotten in the habit of using it. We really need to get it out
    of storage.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  7. #7
    George Shirley Guest

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    On 7/26/2011 4:05 PM, Ranée at Arabian Knits wrote:
    > In article<4e2b2207$0$25654$[email protected] ews.com>,
    > George Shirley<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Wow! That is an incredible score Serene. I wouldn't be without my
    >> Foodsaver, we're on our second one in about sixteen years. I keep about
    >> 200 feet of bags on hand at any given time.
    >>
    >> Helpful hint: Cut the sealed bags at the seam, empty them, then turn
    >> them inside out and wash them. For vegetables I just hand wash them, for
    >> meats I run them through the dishwasher by pinning the bags to the top
    >> rack with clothes pins. Hang up to dry afterward. Works like a charm.
    >> I've got bags here that have gotten so small I use them for half and
    >> quarter cup measurements for recipes I use a lot. Waste not want not is
    >> the home food preservers credo. Have fun with your new toy.

    >
    > I like that idea. My BIL gave us one a couple years ago, but we just
    > haven't gotten in the habit of using it. We really need to get it out
    > of storage.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Ranee @ Arabian Knits
    >
    > "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13
    >
    > http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

    I have the canisters, etc. for ours and use them frequently. Also have
    both the jar top vacuum devices, large and regular mouth. Routinely
    store things in fruit jars on a rack on the pantry door that is easy to
    access. Things like Clear Jel, citric acid, etc. Sealed under a vacuum
    they don't oxidize and lose their potency. Use the big one for
    marinating meat under a vacuum, it always amazes me to see the marinade
    pulled into the meat as the vacuum works. Truly a useful tool.

    Don't have a lot of cabinet space so our FoodSaver resides in a plastic
    locking bin in the pantry. Very easy to take down and use and the in
    ready to use bags reside in the bin also.

    We probably put up thirty or forty one-cup bags of chopped sweet chiles
    each year, not to mention chopped okra for gumbos, soups, and frying.
    When we harvest our kumquats we will sit around watching TV and deseed
    the the little fruit and then run them through the food processor, put
    them in reused vac bags in one-cup servings. Just right for making
    cakes, bread, cookies, etc. Two bags make a pie. Whatever you can
    imagine for food storage you can use a FoodSaver for it.

    By all means get that one out of storage and keep it handy.

  8. #8
    Mimi Guest

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    <snip> ...and the jar sealer attachment. Ross. <snip>

    I'm with you Ross, I heart the jar sealer attachments, I have the
    regular and wide mouth attachments. I seal everything (dry stuff) I
    can, no pun intended...

  9. #9
    Mimi Guest

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    <snip> I'm buying a freezer when I go back to school in September...
    <snip>

    I did the same thing in 2008!!! (Actually I bought an additional
    freezer) I just couldn't keep up with everything while working,
    studying, going to school and had an extra temp job to boot so, I took
    the $$$ from the temp job and blew it on an extra freezer. Then, last
    year, I replaced my older freezer, still going strong but gave it to
    my niece & nephew--they were starting over after a job loss. Three
    years later, both freezers are still full...not complaining, It's a
    blessing.

    : - ]


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