My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Great Little Appliance You MUST Have

Sometimes I think it's a good idea to share something that can really serve you well. I'm not ALL fluff, ya know, chicks! I do get serious sometimes. But this is my blog and I do it to "help, inspire, uplift and inform" y'all.

My desktop is in the shop and I've been on my laptop most of the past week. My whole life is on my desktop and the guys at the Mac store are listening to me whine, wheedle and cajole them into getting it back to me posthaste. Just about all my photos are on that one so I'm at a loss when it comes to posting on the blog lately. Plus I can't balance my checkbook or enter anything into my Quicken. *Sigh*....... I had several scheduled out but it's getting down to zip, nada, zilch now and I'm gonna have to resort to something else or going out and doing more photos. Oh well, a chick's gotta do what a chick's gotta do. I am cleaning house a bit more and reading a lot but I miss blogging too much to stay away.

I stayed home from church yesterday because I was just feeling a bit blue and didn't want to subject the people there to my "mood." I'll get over it. Just pull up my big girl panties and go through life with my usual zest! I needed yesterday to stay home and regroup! Yep, I sure did........

I went grocery shopping recently and Albertsons was having a sale on angus and blue ribbon meat - buy one, get one free. I got 4 steaks and 8 large roasts that I cut into 2 each giving me 16 regular size roasts which we'll get at least 2 meals from each roast. So that's 36 meals at least. I paid just a fraction more than I saved. I made a good deal. BUT the best part is this handy dandy little machine: a vacuum sealer. That will keep the roasts for YEARS, chicks, and I mean YEARS! No freezer burn at all on any of my meat since my son bought this for us about 10 - 11 years ago. It simply vacuum seals it and voilĂ  into the freezer with no worries. I absolutely LOVE it and will not ever be without one again in my lifetime. It is absolutely fantastic. Read on...........

These 2 pork chops are from December 2000. They are 8 years old. I buy in bulk for food storage - it's a Mormon thing! - and here it is unfrozen and made into pork barbeque in October 2008 and it was yummy! Didn't lose any flavor, not freezer burned. It has paid for itself many times over in saving my food. It was a gift but they sell for about $100.00 I think. You have GOT to get one.

Yes, I can assure this is the exact true picture and date! Notice how fresh that meat looks after 8 years in the freezer. Incredible!