Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Works for me Wednesday - cooking with meat

I really don't like looking at or touching raw meat or chicken. I try to handle meat as little as possible which is why I separate bulk packs all at once so that it's DONE!

So when I cook, I put a sandwich bag over my hand before I touch the meat. In this picture, I'm making chilli con carne.

This is something that definitely works for me - it keeps my hands clean!


Mrs. Jones said...

I hate raw meat too. I like to buy deli chickens to make casseroles because I can't deal with the raw stuff. I'll give this a try. Thanks!

annie said...

Good idea. I have used plastic gloves, but never a baggie... genius
Amanda was getting her nose pierced in the photo I posted.
Because she is such an outstanding student and just all around good girl so we let her do this.

Suzanne said...

Ok, only because you love me and put up my crazy antics I am going to say I have never laughed so hard today. Maybe it's because I don't have a problem with touching raw meat or putting my fingers into several pounds of raw hamburger, mixing in the raw eggs and kneeding in the bread crumbs to make meat loaf. It actually gives me a great frustration release squishing all of the squishies pretending it's my hubby. :)

But the baggies over the hands is just too funny! :) Of course, you won't see me stick a naked hand into a sink full of icky water. Blahhhh. Ick Ick Ick.

Ginny said...

I love this idea! I won't even cook with raw meat, this is a really easy simple idea.

Alexis Jacobs said...

WHat a great idea!

Kate said...

I don't have the problem touching the meat, I just hate cleaning up the grease after cooking the meat. I buy it in large quantities (between 12-20# at a time) and cook it all at once to avoid having to deal with the mess over and over. I will make two meatloaf and a bunch of hamburgers to go in the oven with some of the meat. The rest gets put in a big stock pot with some water to be cooked up. Once it is cooked I drain the water out (separate the grease off and save the now broth for soup) divide the meat into meal sized amounts and freeze. When I want to make something with ground meat in it I can then skip the step of cooking it because its already done. Saves time and cleaning effort.
HTH Kate

onemotherslove said...

I used 2 quart size baggies last week (one on each hand) to press out hamburger patties! Worked like a charm!