I love the show "America's Test Kitchen". I subscribe to the website as well as the "Cook's Illustrated" magazine which is a supplement magazine with mostly all the same recipes as the TV show and some really interesting comparisons (food as well as appliances).
I just got my magazine yesterday, and read it cover to cover last night before bed. It has 31 pages, no ads to bulk it up, no color, large smooth pages that lay flat. I really enjoyed it and wanted to share this fun little hint for freezing hamburger. I hope the magazine doesn't mind.
Quick Tip -
Easier Meat Defrosting
Freezing a large portion of ground meat is problematic when it comes time to cook and you only need to use a small quantity. Jane Wright of Weston, Conn., solves this problem by transferring the ground meat to a large zipper lock bag. Using her fingers, she presses through the bag to divide the mass into 4 equal portions, and they places the bag flat in the freezer. When its time to cook, she simply breaks off the amount of meat she needs.
Superstore has hamburger on sale this week... Extra lean ground beef....... bought some tonight, just so I can try this!