Monday, June 21, 2010

Freezing Hamburger Meat

Are you always forgetting to set out hamburger meat like I am? LOL
Well, I am notorious for doing this, and it frustrates my husband when I don't have anything to make, because it is all frozen.
So, I came up with this idea! You guys may already do this, but it is new to me!
What I do: Take some of the hamburger meat and place it in a big baggie.
Then flatten it out real thin, and then seal it up.
This way, it will thaw really fast in the fridge, or even in just a few minutes in warm water!
And it will stack really well, and take up less space.
Here are some pictures. I hope this helps you like it did me!

This makes it so much easier!!! I hope you find it easier too!


MeritK said...

Great tip, Thanks for sharing it. You can do this with casseroles or thick stews too! I am always forgetting to take stuff out for supper so I added a section to my planner page for "What's for Supper? and "What do I need to take out for tomorrow"". That seems to help me stay aware that my family will want to eat!

mommy4 said...

what a great idea! i'm sooo doing this, if i remember ;) i'm off, gotta go get the meat out of the freezer for burgers tonight, thanks for the reminder. :)

SisterTipster said...

I like making it flat so it will store well...does your microwave defrost? If not, try setting it in cool water before you have to cook~works well IN THE BAG LOL! and for chicken and turkey... blessings!!

Rodna said...

Yes, my microwave defrosts, but I just throw it in the sink with warm water. Is it bad to use warm?

Lexi said...

Seriously? That is such a great tip...Easily cuts time in half. MAN! Why didn't you tell me this ages ago? LOL

Rodna said...

I know Lexi! But I just thought about it the other day! HA
I am sure there are other people that have done it, but I have never seen it before. I was so happy the other day when i threw a bg of hamburger in the sink to thaw out in just a couple of minutes!!!!

morrisfamilymadness said...

This is a fabulous idea... I am going to use this!
I am honestly incapable of remembering to defrost meat... it's bad enough that all 3 of my older children know how to defrost meat with no instructions.

momma24 said...

I LOVE THAT IDEA!!! Sorry for shouting, but that is really cool. Don't know why I didn't think about it sooner. lol

Rodna said...

Yeah, I know, huh? My husband thought I was crazy for putting something like that on here, but I knew if it helped me, it would help other moms too!!!

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