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Ask Hubby


Barbee asks:

Have you seen THIS???

I don’t like the old bread makers but this looks really really nifty. Your thoughts?

Hubby’s response:

Hi Barbee,

Actually, I don’t like the style of pasta maker.

If you are going to make pasta yourself, it needs to be an intimate experience. You need to be able to gently hold it in your hands, feel the texture, make sure it is not too wet nor not too dry, and work it with a firm but gently hand. The machine you asked about (linked here) is very analogous to a bread maker in that you just throw in the ingredients, press a few buttons, and let the machine do all the work.

But your pasta has no soul when you make it this way.

Years ago, I bought a pasta machine. It is built like a tank. It is also almost impossible to find. It seems to be sold out everywhere. We don’t use it much, mainly for perogi dough at Christmastime, but I do like it. And if I could find a place for you to buy it, I would recommend it.

Disclaimer: This information is not to be considered legal or financial advice. It is for discussion purposes only.

And there you have it folks, this week’s installment of Ask Hubby.

A few things:

1) The disclaimer. Gotta have it because he isn’t an attorney or your financial adviser and he isn’t dispensing legal or financial advice, just giving his opinion.
2) Hubby is willing to give his opinions and answers on a wide variety of subjects listed here. That post also explains his background.
3) If you would like to submit a question to Ask Hubby you can email here and make the subject title “Ask Hubby”, or use the contact page, same subject line.
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Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks

Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks. How to make the best use of your foodsaver. The best ways to food saver, unique products that you can, and should be food savering.  Enjoy these great Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks


Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks

Hubby is the undisputed king of foodsavering. Nothing comes in this house and goes into one of the freezers without his foodsavering it – well, maybe not frozen vegetables or ice cream, but pretty much everything else! Here are some of his vacuum sealing tips and tricks:



We recently made a trip to the local slaughterhouse and brought back quite a bit of meat.

Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks


So hubby hauled out the old foodsaver:

Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks


As well as the bags I bought him as a gift!

Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks


And then he choose what meat he wanted to work with.

Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks


Since these were simple steaks, it was pretty straightforward. He just place one of each into a bag, and foodsavered:

Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks


He uses one steak underneath the other to raise the steak he is currently working on to the correct height. It makes it easier to use your hands to press the button and hold the flap to the foodsaver.

Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks


The steak is labeled with date and type and now ready for the freezer.

Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks


Some items hubby foodsavers regularly are:

Flour:

Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks


Beans and Peas:

Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks


Lard and Butter:

Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks


The flour, lard and butter we keep in the freezer, the beans and peas in the stockpile. Since I hate the thought of bugs, I definitely am onboard with this habit of hubby’s!

Are you a vacuum sealer devotee like my hubby? What unique ideas do you have for vacuum sealing?

Note: this post originally appeared on my old blog, Coupons, Deals and More.


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Laugh For Today

Laugh For Today, joke of the day


Laugh For Today


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