FoodSaver® V4880 Vacuum Sealer

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I recently got the opportunity to review the FoodSaver® V4880 Vacuum Sealer. The FoodSaver® Brand is the market leader in the vacuum packaging category with their full line of FoodSaver® appliances, bags, rolls and accessories. The FoodSaver® system keeps food fresh up to 5x longer than ordinary storage methods like zipper bags, foil, plastic wrap, and uses specially-designed bags and canisters to lock out air and moisture to prevent freezer burn. I got to review it for myself at home and I’ll be having Foodsaver party also. (Like a Tupperware party but you don’t have to buy anything! LOL)

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I love purchasing food in bulk. However, up till now, it was hard to keep that food fresh. This is all the meat we bought at the grocery store. They had a great deal on the ribs (it was buy a package and get the second one free. You can’t go wrong on a deal like that!). All the other meat also was on sale. However, that is why too much for my little family of 4 to eat in a week. That’s where the Foodsaver comes in.

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It is super easy to vacuum seal your stuff. The hardest party is putting the bag into the Foodsaver just right so it kicks on. The rest of it is pretty simple.

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We used both the premade bags you can get and also made a few of our own! All this meat was a great test for the FoodSaver® V4880 Vacuum Sealer!

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We were then able to stick them right in the freezer. Next year, we will have a garden and I’m super excited to know we can use this on mason jars so we can can some of our left over vegetables! My MIL made a ton of homemade spaghetti sauce that I’m dying to make myself! We are even thinking of getting a Costco membership since we now can take advantage of buying things in bulk!! I’m even going to make some bread and vacuum seal it. I love that you can buy all sorts of sizes and kinds of bags. I love that I can use it on meat and snacks alike. I love that I can use to for canning. I love that it easily fits right on my counter, so it’s easy to use.

As you can see, I am super excited with our FoodSaver® V4880 Vacuum Sealer! What would you like to be able to vacuum seal at your house?

Kick Off 2013 with Fresh Meals from Schwan’s

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With the excitement of a new year upon us, there’s no time like now to feed your family some fresh, delicious foods to start out 2013.

Make it easy to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions with a range of comforting and healthy meals such as the Unbreaded Chicken Breast Filets and Mini Beef Pot Roast and sizzling Chicken Marinara & Tortellini and Southwest Fiesta skillet meals. To accompany the meal, add fresh veggies such as Broccoli Florets or a Mediterranean Vegetable Blend, and finish off with guilt-free LiveSmart Ice Cream Sandwiches or Wild Berry Frozen Yogurt.

I know, I know – how do these taste?  Awesome!  We got to try the Mini Beef Pot Roast and the Mediterranean Vegetable Blend.  You would never guess that this came from your freezer.  It was that good!  I also loved how quick and easy it was to make!  Dinner in less than 30 minutes in my house is heaven sent!

Schwan’s was a brand that wasn’t on my radar till now.  However, now that we’ve tried it, I’ll be purchasing more!  It is that good!

 

Daily’s Cocktails Giveaway!

strawberry_pouchIf you are looking for a great drink for New Years, Daily’s Cocktails are what you need! As a mom who won’t be going anywhere, I love that I can easily party a little at home.

Daily’s Cocktails can easily be found at Walmart. They have lots of great flavors like Strawberry Daiquiri (my personal favorite), pina colada, frozen lemonade, and margarita. Since we don’t own a blender, I love that all I have to do is throw these in the freezer, and 8 hours later I have an awesome frozen drink!

Since I can only recommend Daily’s Cocktails to my 21+ year old readers, I have a great giveaway for you. 3 of my lucky readers can win a Daily’s insulated lunch tote. Here’s what you need to do:

Additional Contest Rules:
This contest is open to US residents.

There is no cash value prize equivalent for this contest.

Winner will have 48 hours upon notification being sent to claim the prize, if winner does not respond within 48 hours, then the winner forfeits the prize and a new winner will be chosen.