Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Food Sealing Rules!
Casey here-Oh my gosh! This food sealing thing rules! This morning after a very short day of school, (only one hour) I raced to the food sealer. That thing is so cool. You just put the bag in, press down the top, and it sucks all of the air out. Then, you can take your hands off the cover and it seals the bag! Its as easy 1, 2, 3! Then we all went out to Wal-Mart and got about a 1/4 of our provisioning list done. We bought 20 boxes of mac'n'cheese! We came back to the marina, and microwaved the flour. You apparently do that to keep the weevils out. Then we dinghied back to the boat and became food sealing maniacs! We set up a system where my mom cut the bags and filled them, and I worked the food sealer. Together we were a very efficient and well oiled machine. Together we sealed 6 bags of 6 cps of flour, 3 bags of dried fruit, 15 1/3 cups of bran, 10 bags of 2 cups of rice, 8 bags of 1 cup of red rice, 20 bags of 1 cup of sugar and there is still more to come! We'll be at this from 2:30 untill 6:30 to 7:00 tonight! We felt so bad for the machine we've decided to give it a break, so I decided to tell y'all about it!