We do (sometimes to DH's dismay). I freeze lots of leftovers with the FoodSaver because I just can't throw stuff away. Lately I've been on a mission to use stuff out of the freezer. It makes for some interesting, random meals!!
I eat nothing that has burning or charring on grilled meat or cooked at high temperatures on a pit . High temperatures cause heterocyclic amines ( HCAS to form . These HCAS can damage a persons genes , raising the risk for stomach & colorectal cancers . ( Keep cancer off the BBQ grill / MD Anderson Cancer Center . When I was growing up my family never cooked food that had any black on it . Chicken was a golden color steak was never a dark color . At some point & time people started burning stuff on the grill. I eat some processed meat upon occasion but it's not a steady diet for me .
@bbk : I guess you have never had good smoked un-charred meat cooked for you. There are different types and ways of "smoking" meat fast and hot and slow and low cooking . These types are used in competition by different styles of cookers and what meats.
bbk : I guess you have never had good smoked un-charred meat cooked for you. There are different types and ways of "smoking" meat fast and hot and slow and low cooking . These types are used in competition by different styles of cookers and what meats.
@Astrokatz : 30 yrs ago we lived next door to a guy that took an old ice box & made a smoker out of it . I will swear to what he cooked is the absolute best smoked food I have ever had . It would be a little difficult to be as old as we are & to not have had smoked meat . I don't care how anyone cooks I'm just saying go on line for yourself & see what MD Anderson says about food that is charred . I looked at your left overs & saw charring in the picture & figured you had no idea so I thought I'd let you & others that may not know about this know . But I'm not trying to tell you what you can & can't eat just a warning about something I knew about .
@bbk : I've read that, also, but by next month they will be telling us it is good for us. Everything in moderation is my motto. I love a good steak with the charred markings but don't eat it often anymore.
We do. Left over steak or pork chops? Goes well with eggs in the morning. Left over rotisserie chicken? Chicken nachos or quesadillas! Im hungry.
@LuGar : When we fire up the pit we cook a bunch of extra to put into the freezer in our seal a meal bags . All the stuff we are going to freeze we don't cook it completely because it will cook more when you reheat it in the microwave or in the bag in a pot of boiling water . When taken off the pit I let it cool then put it in a seal a meal bag & freeze it . after about 2 hrs or less I take it out of the freezer & then I vacuum pack it on our machine . If you vacuum pack it before you freeze it a bunch of the juice in the meat is sucked out & gets all over your machine & won't be juicy tender meat when you re-heat it . Doing this makes getting a meal fixed so fast & easy . I like having a bunch of gumbo in the freezer & soup & spaghetti sauce , all kinds of corn bread .
@ladybeachbum : In youth I gave up all kinds of stuff . You'll remember this , they said what ever you do don't eat butter eat margarine . Then after years of eating margarine they said what ever you do don't eat margarine . Then their was the what ever you do don't eat more than 1 egg per week . And as we know there is all kinds of warnings . One of my doctors many years ago asked me if I thought the home made spaghetti sauce I make had more salt in it than potato chips . I said the potato chips had more salt . He said wrong . The potato chips have salt on the outside of them & that salt is the first thing hitting your tongue & your tasting the salt first . He then asked what is healthier fresh vegetables or frozen . I said fresh . He said WRONG . Birds eye & others picks the vegetables up from the field the day they are picked & they are frozen quickly . The fresh vegetables some of them sit in warehouses for weeks before they make it to your grocery store . He also said with things that come in a box or can if you can't pronounce the words or a word on the label then don't put it in your mouth . Also don't cook with salt put it on your food at the table . Wish I had listened to everything he told me because I think it's sound advise . So much of this is common sense & just being aware of what your really putting in your mouth .