Sunday, September 13, 2009
Sometimes bigger is better, or at least cheaper, when it comes to buying meats. I have a very small household and normally buy small packages of meats with 1-2 servings. But with today's economy and my busy schedule I've found a way to buy cheaper and save time. Per pound, larger family size packages of meats such as pork chops, chicken and even steaks are usually cheaper than small 2 serving packages. A lot cheaper! I've started buying the family size packages, dividing them into servings for 2, and to save time, I season them before packaging and freezing. This works especially well for some of the tougher cuts of meat. I use a marinade that will tenderize the meat as well as flavor. When I'm ready I simply take a package from the freezer, place it in the refrigerator to thaw and by evening I have my already seasoned meat ready to cook. This can be done with just about any seasonings, both dry and liquid. And if you have a large family and need the full package for a later date, follow the same steps for a quick, already seasoned cut of meat.