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Foodsaver meals

We have two friends facing cancer and surgery. Would like to foodsaver meals for the guys to heat up. Pulled pork... What else?
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 13,057
    edited November 2013
    Soups of all sorts! BTW I do it all the time, freeze them and then thaw and leave in the FS bag and reheat in a pot of water on the stove. Quick, easy and good!
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    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • DMWDMW Posts: 3,627
    @RRP I saw on another thread you mentioned Foodsaver and soup. Do you freeze the soup first in a small container then pop it out into the bag to seal?
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,291
    Sorry to hear that. Stews could be made into complete meals. Also vac some bacon and other roasts (beef, pork), chicken. They'll need protein and calories for wound healing and  post-op recovery. Eggs are also pretty "complete", maybe those are easy enough for them to manage, along with the food you make for them.

    You're a good friend. 

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    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 13,057
    edited November 2013
    DMW said:
    @RRP I saw on another thread you mentioned Foodsaver and soup. Do you freeze the soup first in a small container then pop it out into the bag to seal?
    No - I use pre made pint size FS bags and then slip a plastic glass inside that has the bottom cut out. That allows me to pour the soup in keeping the walls clean. I then fold them over and clamp with a chip bag clip and freeze them. The next day I seal the bag with my FS. BTW I made a pot of chili yesterday and this morning I froze 4 pints of it for the future using this trick.
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    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 1,802
    Smoked some boneless chicken breast then dice them up and vacuum seal. They can be used on salads, nachos, tacos, the possibilities are endless. I like to make a simple chicken salad with it. Mix together diced chicken, crumbled up pecans, diced grapes, mayo, fresh cracked black pepper, and sea salt. If my son gets to the diced chicken breasts, he warms it up and eats by itself or on a sandwich.

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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,270
    Some of your egged bread and meatloaf. Mac and cheese is always a soother.
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  • Anything you store in a plastic container in the fridge and re-heat, either in hot water or using the nuke, can be food-savered. Usually water bath heat food-savered food in the bag unless I pop the food out of the bag and then into a microwave safe dish. All the best to friends to your friends, sure your support will be much appreciated. 
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 14,012
    Good tread man
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 15,838
    RRP said:
    Soups of all sorts! BTW I do it all the time, freeze them and then thaw and leave in the FS bag and reheat in a pot of water on the stove. Quick, easy and good!
    image
    ron, i hope you have a backup generator running directly to that thing, maybe even a backup backup generator
    :D
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 14,012
    edited November 2013
    RRP i have two smaller units in my garage. I think it was @fishlessman a year or so ago gave me the trick of a frozen cup of water with a quarter on top. Came home Sunday to the quarter at the botton of both cups and soft meat.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 15,838
    simple portugese chourico and kale soup with white beans might be good, im thinking kale might be good for these things
  • RRPRRP Posts: 13,057
    edited November 2013
    RRP said:
    Soups of all sorts! BTW I do it all the time, freeze them and then thaw and leave in the FS bag and reheat in a pot of water on the stove. Quick, easy and good!
    image
    ron, i hope you have a backup generator running directly to that thing, maybe even a backup backup generator
    :D

    LOL - actually the loss of all my soups would be minimal compared to the stash of dry aged beef in there at any given point! BTW I have a plastic glass freezing right now for your trick. Actually barely a day goes by that we aren't getting in that freezer so we keep a good eye on it.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 10,842
    Just trying to help out. Maybe dome roast beef and veggies. I'm sure Sher-bear will do some casseroles. Would ribs do ok?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • RRP said:
    RRP said:
    Soups of all sorts! BTW I do it all the time, freeze them and then thaw and leave in the FS bag and reheat in a pot of water on the stove. Quick, easy and good!
    image
    ron, i hope you have a backup generator running directly to that thing, maybe even a backup backup generator
    :D

    LOL - actually the loss of all my soups would be minimal compared to the stash of dry aged beef in there at any given point! BTW I have a plastic glass freezing right now for your trick. Actually barely a day goes by that we aren't getting in that freezer so we keep a good eye on it.
    Darn it Ron, your freezer looks just like mine, well except for the organization, lack of spilled stuff and labels on what's in there so you don't have to guess.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,291
    Mickey said:
    RRP i have two smaller units in my garage. I think it was @fishlessman a year or so ago gave me the trick of a frozen cup of water with a quarter on top. Came home Sunday to the quarter at the botton of both cups and soft meat.
    Are your garage freezers on GFCI outlets? Someone told me that freezers in the garage should not be on GFCI outlets, because they trip and then the freezer shuts off. Maybe an electrician egghead will chime in if its a good idea or not.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,291
    @RRP - I want to grow up and be like you. We sock away all kinds of stuff in our freezers, but I now see what I need to aim for!


    When I was in college, my mom would cook and freeze a whole lot of food when she visited. Everything was in ziplocs and dated. Found a small bag of kofta curry in the freezer 3 years later. Nuked it and it ate with rice - it was still damn good!

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • JebpotJebpot Posts: 333
    Freezers do not have to be on gfci per code.

    XL and Small

    Chattanooga, TN

  • RRPRRP Posts: 13,057
    caliking said:
    Mickey said:
    RRP i have two smaller units in my garage. I think it was @fishlessman a year or so ago gave me the trick of a frozen cup of water with a quarter on top. Came home Sunday to the quarter at the botton of both cups and soft meat.
    Are your garage freezers on GFCI outlets? Someone told me that freezers in the garage should not be on GFCI outlets, because they trip and then the freezer shuts off. Maybe an electrician egghead will chime in if its a good idea or not.

    Interesting question! Mine is not even on a separate circuit and it has been that way for 33 years now and this is only our second freezer. I know "they" say you should invest in a special freezer if located in an unheated garage like ours, but I guess "they" never told that to this Sears freezer of ours! LOL
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,186
    Slices of any roasted meat work great in FS bags. Even med rare slices of beef rib roast or tenderloin. Reheat like sous vide and it's a treat!
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 14,012
    caliking said:
    @RRP - I want to grow up and be like you. We sock away all kinds of stuff in our freezers, but I now see what I need to aim for!


    When I was in college, my mom would cook and freeze a whole lot of food when she visited. Everything was in ziplocs and dated. Found a small bag of kofta curry in the freezer 3 years later. Nuked it and it ate with rice - it was still damn good!

    Yes mine is on those damn outlets. But aren't all outlets in a garage GFCI? And yes that has been my problem before.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,291
    @Mickey - if you have the freezer's outlet rewired to make it a regular outlet, that might take care of your problem. I think you just have to change that outlet not the whole circuit.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • caliking said:

    @Mickey - if you have the freezer's outlet rewired to make it a regular outlet, that might take care of your problem. I think you just have to change that outlet not the whole circuit.

    For about ten bucks and ten minutes you can change it out. Just make sure and cut the breaker off to that outlet!!


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  • Can someone explain the cup of water with a quarter on top to me?
  • Probably a stupid question but can you brown hamburger meat and freeze it without sauce to use in any kind of meal? I have a few five pound packages of hamburger in the freezer and a buddy of mine's wife just had a baby. If I could brown a bunch of hamburger in 1 pound packages that they could use for taco's, or tomato sauce and such that would be a great way to help them out.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,291
    If you see the coin anywhere but the top of the glass,  it means at some point the ice thawed enough to let the coin sink i.e.  the freezer lost power for a while. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,291
    GrannyX4 said:
    Some of your egged bread and meatloaf. Mac and cheese is always a soother.
    +1. I freeze mac n cheese  for my nephew all the time.  He can eat his body weight in mac.  

    (trying to veer back on track). 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 10,842

    Probably a stupid question but can you brown hamburger meat and freeze it without sauce to use in any kind of meal? I have a few five pound packages of hamburger in the freezer and a buddy of mine's wife just had a baby. If I could brown a bunch of hamburger in 1 pound packages that they could use for taco's, or tomato sauce and such that would be a great way to help them out.

    Yes...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,431
    After a lot of procrastination I went ahead and bought a Frigidaire 20.6 CuFt upright a couple of months ago. Best thing I ever did. Have been slowly filling it up. I thing I needz a FS.

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  • Sorry to hear about your friends.  What about beef jerky?  Made it for my mother (several times at her request) when she was recovering from cancer.  Not a "meal" but it is a quick snack with lots of protein and all she had to do was open it.  That was a great help to her at that point. Sealed in FS bags and stored properly would last a couple of months +
    Michael ~ XL ~ Winston Salem, NC
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