What a hoot! I like watching mine, too . . . gotta get out more. My kids like it, too. What does that say about our family's entertainment threshold?? (pretty low, it seems)
Originally Posted by cangoss
Have you had good luck with Foodsaving breads that have been frozen first, w/o using a no-crush feature? My older Foodsaver doesn't have this feature.
For you Foodsaver newbies: you can reuse the bags. Turn them inside out and wash in sink or dishwasher. I do this unless bag is really greasy (like from cooked ground beef or something similar). Also, for item that you'll use a little of & then reseal, make your own bag but make it several inches too long. You'll be able to cut off the sealed end, take what you need, & reseal several times b4 bag becomes too short to use.
I don't use the canisters, but I love the port for wine bottles (need to buy Foodsaver bottle stoppers).
If you're afraid of butter, use cream. ~~ Julia Child
As you cook, you enjoy omniscience about food that no amount of label reading can match. Having retaken control of the meal from the food scientists, you know exactly what is in it. (Unless you start w/cream of mushroom soup, in which case all bets are off.) To reclaim control over one's food, to take it back from industry & science, is no small thing; indeed, in our time, cooking from scratch qualifies as subversive. ~~ Michael Pollan