Sunday, October 26, 2008

My new food saver!!!!!!!

I bought this two weeks ago and forgot to tell you all about it. I have wanted a food saver but was not paying the hundreds of dollars for it! I have kind of looked at the cheaper ones at Walmart, but still didn't want to spend the $75 for them. I bought this one for $20. I know! I am so excited. I have already put up some blanched green beans from my garden. I had enough green beans for about two people and didn't want them to sit a week waiting for more to be ready so I blanched them and put them in the freezer. Today I picked another batch so I can make them all. I also have frozen chicken. I bought some leg quarters for $.59 a lb. I bought 10 lbs and cooked about 5 lb in the oven and boiled 5 lbs so I would have cooked chicken and some broth. I have not used the jar sealer or canisters yet. I am not sure what I would want to put in them. I think I am going to seal my whole wheat, cornmeal, grits, and some other grains that have been opened. It will be great when we open taco shells and crackers that usually go stale. I am going to try sealing them next time.

You can find anything at a garage sale. One year we found those aluminum roasting pans that I like to use at Thanksgiving. They are all pretty expensive to throw away. I paid $.25 for them. We bought 500 coffee filters for $1 two Saturdays ago. I can use them to put snacks on for the kids. Most of my house is from a garage sale or La-Z-Boy. My dad owned two La-Z-Boy stores so most of our furniture is from them.


momstheword said...

We really like our food saver also. It really does help things stay fresh longer. BTW, most of my stuff is yard sale, thrift store or hand-me-downs from relatives too!

Michelle said...

I have always wanted one of those but wasn't sure if they worked. I would love to find one like that. Glad to know it works so well:)

kari and kijsa said...

What a great find!!
Have a blessed Sunday!
kari & kijsa

Valarie said...

You can just about find anything cant you :)