Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Works For Me!
I don't know if I'm just out of the loop or what, but for the longest time, I didn't know what to do with my grease after browning ground beef. Growing up, I'm pretty sure we kept a can or jar in the refrigerator that we would add the grease to until it filled up. I presume it would then get thrown away. While that may work for some people, I found that with my space limitations in my fridge now (read "I have too much stuff packed into this tiny, tiny fridge), it just wasn't working for me to keep a jar of grease. I tried leaving it in the pantry, lazy susan, and even on the counter top. None of those worked for me either. I wanted to get rid of the grease, not save it. (before I met him, my husband would pour it into a coffee mug...later realizing he had to throw the mug away)
So, here is my solution. I create a little pocket/basket out of aluminum foil, place it in the bottom of the sink, and then drain my grease right into that. I let it sit in the sink while we eat dinner. Usually, by the time I'm ready to clean up after dinner, all I have to do is throw the aluminum foil into the trash can, because the grease has 'firmed up'. I love that I don't have to save my grease in the fridge, and that it's easy cleanup. It may not be as cost effective, but I'm finding that store brand foil is pretty cheap and it works just fine.
This is what works for me. I'd love to hear if you have a better tip for getting rid of your grease. I'm always open to new suggestions!
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