Friday, January 4, 2013

A Smarter Way to Store Bacon

Just a quick little tip for you today. . .

Have you ever had some bacon in your freezer, wanted to use a couple slices of it, tried to defrost it "just enough" to get those slices off, and:

1) Froze your fingers off, and
2) Ripped your bacon to shreds in the process?

Or is that just me?

Or maybe, you just need a couple slices, but you end up using the whole package rather than re-freeze it?

Here's a smarter way to freeze and store bacon. . .

  1. Before you stick your bacon in a freezer, take it out of its package. . .
  2. Lay it flat, strip by strip, in a single layer on plastic wrap, rolling it over on itself as you go.
  3. Tear off the plastic wrap and roll the end over. You'll have a delicious cylinder of bacon.
  4. Put it in a freezer bag, squeeze all the air out, and seal.
  5. Next time you need a couple slices of bacon, just unroll your cylinder and take as much as you need--since all the strips are separated from each other by a layer of plastic wrap, they won't be stuck together!
I don't remember if I came up with this brilliant idea myself, or if I read it somewhere. Let me know if there's someone I should credit!

What's your best time-saving tip in the kitchen?

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