How Do You Save Money By Properly Packaging Meat In Butcher Or Freezer Paper?
This article details how to properly wrap meat in butcher or freezer paper to maximize storage length and money savings after you bring it home from the store. Remove meat from store packaging. Trim any access fat. This is also a good opportunity to establish correct portion sizes. One meat portion is equivalent to a deck of cards or the size of your palm. Tear the paper in large pieces as you would with foil. Make sure you have a sufficient amount of overlap around the meat on all sides. Place the meat onto the center of the paper. Grab the opposite sides of the paper and fold over once and roll down like you would a paper bag. Try to get this as close as you can to the meat eliminating potential freezer burn. Air equals freezer burn. Grab the other not rolled sides and fold over each side and tape in the middle like you would a Christmas package. Write the date that you placed the item in the freezer on the paper. Here is a chart that you can use a general guideline. Number is in mon