Freezer and Fridge
If you have ripe bananas for banana bread, but don't have time to make it right away, here's a handy tip. Peel the bananas, place in a FoodSaver® Bag, then vacuum package. You can keep them in the refrigerator for several days (even weeks) and they don't discolor - they're perfect for making the bread when you need them.
For Cookie Monsters
Mix together your favorite cookie recipe and freeze the cookie dough. When you want some homemade cookies, take out the dough, thaw and bake - you'll always have cookies on hand for guests - or for yourself!
Friends on portion control-based diets like Weight Watchers® tell us that they use their FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealer to keep their diet on track. They measure out portioned meals and seal them individually, then mark with the point value so that they can easily heat up the meal or snack with just the number of points they want to use. It saves time, because they don't have to stop and figure out points every time they want to eat.
Want your family to have fresh, homemade soup for lunch? Prepare your favorite homemade soups, then ladle into a thermos so you'll know the size of an individual serving. Then make up individual FoodSaver® Bags in the proper size, pour the soup into the bags, vacuum seal and freeze. In the morning, when your family goes to work or school, all they have to do is pick a bag out of the freezer, microwave, pour into their thermos and enjoy for lunch.
Start the Day with a Good Breakfast!
Want to start your kids off with a hearty breakfast in the morning? Make bagels or English muffins with their favorite toppings (Canadian bacon, ham, egg, cheese, sausage, etc.), vacuum package into individual servings and store in the fridge. The kids can take out what they need to re-heat and start their day with a good breakfast.
To preserve the top of the wedding cake for newlyweds to enjoy on their first anniversary, be sure to freeze first, then vacuum package with your FoodSaver® vacuum sealer. Put it back in the freezer, and the cake and frosting will be moist and delicious for that Happy Anniversary celebration.
When Life Gives You Lemons...
... you can make fresh lemonade whenever you want it with your FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealer. This is ideal if you have a lemon tree of your own, but if you don't, buy lemons in season when they're at their peak (and their lowest price). Then squeeze the juice, remove the seeds, and pour the juice into ice trays. After the juice has frozen, use pint-size FoodSaver® Bags to make packets that hold 1-2 cubes. Then vacuum package and store in the freezer. Whenever you need fresh lemon juice, just thaw the packet, snip a corner and pour out the juice.