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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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30 comments:

  1. Wow. This is stinking genius! Thanks for sharing this in our hop!
    xoxo, Jordan
    www.lilywhite-designs.com

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  2. I do something similar, but instead of wrapping it in plastic wrap I roll each slice up individually. Then I can just grab a roll/slice out of the freezer. So easy!

    Here is my post on it: http://sneakyspoons.blogspot.com/2012/10/bacon.html

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    1. Well, that's clever! Thanks for sharing, I might have to try that out :)

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  3. This is genius yet so simple! We've wasted a lot of bacon by not storing it correctly. Thank you for saving our bacon!

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  4. It sounds like a plan, awesome idea. Hopefully, I can take it out singly in the first place without breaking it to pieces, lol.

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    1. Very true, I hate it when one end gets all mashed and stuck together! :) Thanks for visiting!

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  5. What a good idea. I saw your link on Serendipity and Spice. I would love for you to share your creativity with my friends @ http://www.flusterbuster.com/search/label/Fluster%20Muster%20Party

    Robin@ Fluster Buster

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Robin! :) I'll take a look

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  6. Smart idea that I pinned! New follower!

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  7. Thanks for linking to Fluster Muster Wednesday over at Fluster Buster.

    Robin, www.FlusterBuster.com

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  8. You're so smart!! :) I always make the whole package... mmm bacon.

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    1. I'm with Kristen ... just cook the whole thing up and eat it ... it's bacon! :)

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  9. Brilliant! We always just make the whole package cuz my husband will eat however many pieces I don't eat, but this is great for when he's not around. :-)

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  10. great tips, i'm definitely a fingers frozen person!

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  11. Of course, slap the back of your hand on the forehead moment! Thanks
    Jenna

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  12. I liked this idea so much I'm going to feature it as my favorite post from our last Frugal Crafty Home blog hop! Thanks for making sure no bacon gets wasted ;)

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  13. Clever! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  14. That’s a great idea, you are really smart. Now why didn’t this idea come to me?

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  15. I always store my bacon in the freezer when I buy it BOGO. this is a great idea. I'm working on a Bacon Round-Up. I saw this on Fun in Functional's features. Mind if I share your post? I'll link back to you so that people have to come to your blog to read your tip. I won't post your info, just your photo and a prompt to check you out ;)

    Roxana @ fourelevenrox

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    1. Thanks, Roxana! :) By all means, feel free--and I'll be sure to follow your blog, too. Bacon. . .yummm.

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  16. Absolutely genius! I've been dreading making one of my meals those week for that very reason! Totally individually freezing bacon from now on!

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  17. Saw this featured over at Yvonne's. GREAT idea, thanks!

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