Thursday, March 15, 2012

Grease Ball

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I thought I'd share something with you guys that I discovered a couple of years ago while cooking ground beef. I absolutely HATE draining the fat. I'm not strong enough to hold the pan with one hand, the lid with the other, all while trying to balance it over the narrow opening of a jar. So out of sheer laziness, I put foil in a bowl and poured in the grease. It was a wider opening so I didn't have to worry about it spilling and sloshing over the sides. And then what'dya know? When it gets hard you can just crumple it and throw it away! I'm pretty sure Brandon thought I was a weirdo at first, but he now acknowledges the genius of my ways ;-)



















You're welcome :-)

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20 comments:

Emily Hope said...

you're basically a genius!

Brandy Jane Mabel said...

I concur.. Genius :)

Jes said...

what a great idea!!!
i usually just make someone else wash it haha
xx jes

www.twosmuppies.com

Meg said...

That jar of grease is sick anyway! EW!! Growing up, my mom always kept it under our kitchen sink. I avoided it at all costs. Great idea! I'll be using this!

Meg ;)

Patty said...

I second the genius notion! What else ya got??

Lauren said...

Nice! We have gross coffee tins full of it in our freezer. Waaay in the back of the freezer lol. This may be our new go to method!! :)

Mish Lovin' Life said...

Seeing as all I do is pour the fat into the sink (along with several crumbles of beef that sneak out) and I've heard that's horrible for your drain, yet continue to do it anyway........I should probably start using your trick.

Thank you for your genius-level sharing.

Ben & Cassie said...

haha it's the little things that count, what a good idea, I hate grease too...at one point i would just pour it onto a stack of paper towels, so domestic I know! This seems to be a better idea

Anonymous said...

what a waste of foil which you cant recycle because of the grease.

nicole. said...

I saw this on pinterest last week... and totally did it Monday night.


AWESOME

Ruthie Hart said...

this is amazing!!!!! haah I am bad and just pour mine down the drain, hey we are moving out soon :-)

Melissa said...

That is genius! I can't stand dealing with the grease in general. It's Tim's job. I think I'm going to let him in on this awesome tip though!

Ashley Slater said...

yeah, you are a genius!!!!

Ashley Slater said...

yeah, you are a genius!!!!

Ashley Slater said...

yeah, you are a genius!!!!

Olivia.Dee said...

smart lady!!! I usually pour it into an old can and throw it out... but its pretty gross to see on the daily.

Olivia.Dee said...

smart lady!!! I usually pour it into an old can and throw it out... but its pretty gross to see on the daily.

Bri said...

haha, this is awesome :)

kimberly @ lush lounge said...

My and my that is amazing!! I have the same awkward issue with the grease! I will definitely be doing this haha

Jenny said...

Sweet! Thanks for this awesome tip!!!!

LOVE your blog BTW!

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