Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Practical Tip Tuesday!

Hope you have your tips ready cuz it's time!!
Here's my tip...
Cook your hamburger 1 pound at a time.
This tip might be obvious, but I didn't always do it this way.
(btw this tip is only useful if you use less than a pound when cooking most meals like I do.)
I used to buy my hamburger and then split into 1/3 lb. packages and freeze it uncooked. Then when I pulled it out I would always have to take time to cook it.
Now I just throw it into the freezer when I get home from the store. (No time taken to split it up.) Then as I need hamburger I cook the entire pound. Use what I need usually 1/3 pound. Then I let the rest cool while I make the meal. Last I put the cooked meat into 2-3 baggies and freeze.
The next time I need hamburger it's ready!! Just pull it out and defrost for 20-30 seconds and you're done.
I also want to let you know that this is what I use to cook my hamburger. This is the Large Micro-cooker from Pampered Chef. It is one of the BEST $10. I've ever spent for the kitchen.
I love it and use it often to cook hamburger.
If the meat is frozen I usually defrost for a couple minutes. Then I simply put the hamburger in the container put the lid on and cook in the microwave for 2 min. Then I use some paper towels to get most of the grease out and chop it up with a turner. Then return it to the microwave for another 2 min. You may need to get the grease out again and chop. Put it in for 1 more minute. That's it! It should be done!! I think this is soooo much easier than frying in a pan on the stove!
Well it's your turn. What tips have you come up with this week. Leave your link below!!
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Sarah said...

THis should be fun! I can't wait to see some tips!

Genesa said...

Well I messed up a little. I guess next time I'll remember not to mess it up!!!!

Megan said...

Well what did you mess up! I think you did great!!

Genesa said...

I didn't link just to that to post.


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