Thursday, November 10, 2011

To all my blogging friends who like a bargain :o)  I sent away for these vacuum bags because they were cheap  100/bags  for $12.99 shipping was $8.87 total $21.86  i figured the others I wouldn't get as many for twice the price..so I'd give them a try.. I ordered the small size because they would be perfect for my greens and small items..Even two pork chops :o).. They came Today  and I'm excited ( just to get something new from the Fed Ex truck  :o)...So I tried them out on some banana's and avocados that would get too ripe to enjoy the way I like them ..( just add that dreaded mayonnaise and nibble away at them)
So here's what I did...


First I compared bag sizes the new bag is
6"X10"  which is as large as my regular quart size baggie :o) good thus far for my purpose. In the background you can see the finished product of two servings of Avocado and Banana's already packed.. I don't know if I should refrigerate them or leave them out. I have left Avocado out overnight wrapped in Saran wrap and I just had to skim off the top that got brown.. For now I'm leaving them on the counter to decide which way to go..but the two servings did nicely in the Food saver machine  (sucked that air right out :o) and didn't mash them. I think that was a good idea on my part :o) Isn't it nice you all have such smart and talented friend :o)

This shows me cutting up the Avocado and Banana's and wrapping them separately into serving size Saran wrap. When I take out the first serving..I'll just re-seal the bag with the second serving left in it.  I have put a link of where I ordered them for you ..I have no connections with the company, I'm not making any profit from giving you this link. So there!

I wanted you to get a good close look at the finished product. As you can see, the Food saver did an excellant job vacuuming the air out..Now the test to see how long the Avocado and Banana's do ..I think leaving them out won't hurt if air can't get to them...this is a test..:o) (not only the TV can do some testing ). I'll give an update, that I know you'll be waiting for ...:o) I'll make that "Penny" earn her keep around here..:o)




http://www.thehuntersbutchershop.com/Vacuum-Bags-s/66.htm

11 comments:

Mr. H. said...

Once upon a time I worked for a computer company and we use to vaccum seal all the computer chips before they were shippped out to customers...I have never used one like you have for food though. I will have to think about getting a vaccum sealer one of these days as I would imagine it greatly increases the amout of time food can be stored. Glad you were able to get a great deal on those bags...nothing better than a good deal.:)

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Mr H.
I'm delighted that I found these bags and once they got here I was even more overjoyed..They have already saved me some money ..my Avocado's were already starting to get over ripe, I decided to leave them room temp for the night ...just to see if there is a difference. I have one more in the dish that I'll decide about tomorrow.. You would love one with all the food saving you do..

Robin said...

Thanks for the link Ginny! Foodsaver is having a big bag and roll sale right now....so, I'm going to have to compare the prices.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Robin, if you find a better bargain, let me know :o)

Mrs.Pickles said...

Thanks for the tip!

Robin said...

Ginny, I just did a comparison and this place is a better deal. I get rolls instead of bags.

Thanks for the tip!

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Robin,
glad I could I could help the "Canning" saga :o) I mess up with the rolls that's why I got the bags, especially this size for my purpose ..

Leigh said...

Very interesting post. This is a preservation method I never considered. I'm going to have to look in to it.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Leigh,
I'm hoping this turns out good for many other dishes that "fade" quickly..like cucumbers for a salad and other ingredients :o)

cici said...

so I guess I will have to get me a vaccum sealer huh. I always hated that my avocados had to be eaten in one sitting. This just might be the news ever for me. Now about bananas and avocados together, I'm not sure about that. I don't like mine sweet, but I am not ruling it out . Maybe I will do a taste test. I have missed you Ginny, so glad you are still here cranking out the goodness♥

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Cici
I've been here all the time! Where you been?
About banana with avocado, don't knock it until you try it ...and don't forget the mayonnaise:o) The Food Saver turns out to be a deal after all...I had to learn to manipulate it to my advantage.. (it doesn't work like they claim, so I've learned how to get around it and you will too. It saves a lot 0n the food budget.Well worth the purchase ONLINE is cheaper.