Hi, this is Hubby (aka Brad). I wanted to share a quick money saving tip using the new FoodSaver V4800 unit that just arrived. Robyn attended BlogHer earlier this year and talked to the FoodSaver folks and they hooked me up with this new toy. Thanks FoodSaver and Robyn!
Robyn drug me to the grocery store today where I spotted a $5.00 sale on meats. If you buy at least three yellow dot packages they are only $5.00 per package. Robyn likes white meat chicken and I prefer dark meat and she usually tries to have both when she makes meals using chicken. By buying these items on sale and using the FoodSaver I am able to reportion and repackage them in a way that fits our needs. The jumbo pack of chicken thighs normally would be $9.25 and the chicken breasts normally are $8.76. Buying them on sale today we saved $8.01.
We wanted 1 breast and 4 thighs per meal. So I made 3 bags with the FoodSaver and in two of them there are 1 breast and 4 thighs and the third is just 4 thighs. The new FoodSaver is so easy to use, easier than before even. Turn the FoodSaver on, stick in the bag, and vacuum it until it turns off. It vacuums and seals all automatically. I dated and labeled the bags. One bag went into the fridge for Robyn to make Oven Fried Chicken this week and the other two bags went into the freezer for use at another time.
We can take advantage of sales of larger quantities of food now because we can repackage and seal the food and it will keep longer. Before we had a FoodSaver (we had an older model we had bought before they sent the new V4800) we did not buy in bulk because using regular freezer bags and wrapping was a longer process and did not always work so well. In case you missed it, see my previous post about using the FoodSaver to save money on lunch meat.
Now to add a deep freeze….
How could you save money with a FoodSaver if you had one?
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