Prepare some proteins they like and they can have a ready meal in just a minute or two!
I don’t know about you, but I’m always worrying about what my people are going to eat. In a classic “ess, sheyfelah, ess” fashion, I have to know that everyone has proper food wherever they’re going.
I originally bought this vacuum sealer for beef jerky. I like to make 2-3 batches at a time and vacuum sealing them really extends their life. I can separate each batch into portions, seal them and then store them in the fridge for a solid few weeks. Beef jerky is an actual love language in my household, so it’s a time investment that goes a really long way.
But another great healthy option is simple grilled chicken.
The simplicity is in how it gets prepared to be eaten. Ideally, defrost the bag in the fridge for a few hours before serving time.
and place the vacuum sealed bag inside. In a minute or two, the chicken will be warmed through and will taste like freshly grilled chicken! (If the chicken wasn’t defrosted, it will simply take longer in the hot water – maybe even requiring more hot water after a couple of minutes if the water cools too fast.)
Get creative with the foods your people enjoy! Ess, sheyfelah, ess!! There are tons of possibilities once you have a vacuum sealer:
- Beef jerky, here and here.
- Roast. Have some leftover roast after shabbos? Freeze a portion and send it off to yeshiva for a special dinner! (You can freeze the gravy in a separate bag and simply heat seal it without vacuuming.
- Salami chips. A bag of salami chips is a great treat for a Shabbos in yeshiva.
- Cured tuna. I use this vacuum sealer for cured tuna as you can see in this post.
We have a post on how to prepare and pack your Yom Tov food for travel!