TWO-bag freezer bag cooking

2:08 p.m. on March 13, 2012 (EDT)
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Some of my recipes require two freezer bags for best results.

Ex.> "Thanksgiving Dinner"

1 person serving StoveTop Stuffing

1/4 cup Craisins

1/2 envelope gravy powder

1 foil pouch of chicken

 Pouch #1 > Add hot water to StoveTop Stuffing and Craisins, seal & insulate

Pouch #2 > Add hot water to gravy and chicken. Seal, mix well & insulate

 

Now you can Put the meal together without having the stuffing getting too soggy from gravy. Plus, some don't like gravy on their stuffing.

 

4:25 p.m. on March 13, 2012 (EDT)
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When you say "hot water" how hot are you talking about, surely not boiling in a plastic Freezer bag?

7:49 p.m. on March 13, 2012 (EDT)
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Yep, as soon as it boils it goes into the freezer bag. That's how it's done in freezer bag cooking. The freezer bags are heavy enough and FDA food grade plastic and the water is below boiling point by the time it goes into the bag.

Microwaving can reach MUCH higher temps than boiling water and that's why it's not recomended to do in plastic containers of any kind.

Google "Freezer Bag Cooking" and you'll get a couple of good sites. With FB cooking I can eat meals with FAR lower sodium content that the average freeze-dried meal.

11:34 a.m. on March 14, 2012 (EDT)
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Well I can imagine cooking food in a bag would save cleaning a cook pot, but how many times can you use the same bag?

2:30 p.m. on March 14, 2012 (EDT)
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sounds gourmet

1:19 a.m. on March 15, 2012 (EDT)
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Get the book on Freezer bag cooking. It's great. (I don't re-use freezer bags.)

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