Tuesday Tips

Yesterday Kelsie and I were vacuum sealing Oreos, the Doublestuff kind.   I don’t really like Oreos because I don’t like the cream filling, but Kelsie and Wade love them, and they have been on sale at Market Basket lately.  Unfortunately, the more Oreos there are in the house, the more Wade eats them. So Kelsie and I vacuum sealed them in wide mouth quart jars to keep Wade from eating them all in a matter of days.    How did we do that, you might ask? With a FoodSaver vacuum sealer.

About 5 or 6 years ago, a sister from Utah gave our stake a demonstration on food storage techniques, and vacuum sealing food was one of them.   There are many kinds of foods that are hard to store over a long time like brown rice, nuts, raisins, chocolate, etc.   Using a vacuum sealer allows  you to store these kinds of foods over a long period of time, increasing the number of foods you can add to  your food storage and allowing you to stock up on good sales.

You will have to purchase a vacuum sealer, and FoodSaver is one brand that provides many styles.   You can buy them online or at many department stores, including Walmart.   The kind to buy is one that will allow you to vacuum seal canning jars.  These kind have a little port which allows you to attach a tube that is then attached through a special attachment made especially for both wide mouth and regular mouth jars.   The company also sells plastic bags and containers for vacuum sealing meat and other foods that you store in the freezer and  the refrigerator.

This little appliance will open the door to improved food storage. And you can use it to protect your supply of Oreos, too.

You can find information from the FoodSaver company at http://www.foodsaver.com.





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