Little ah-ha moments are like light bulbs that light up over your head, and you wonder, “why haven’t I thought of this before?” Sometimes the little ah-ha moments are quite silly, but then again… they might be useful.
I had a little ah-ha moment about, of all things, hot dogs! Since we can finally head outdoors and start grilling, one of the things that we enjoy on the grill are hot dogs, hamburgers, and everything else we can throw on! A grilled piece of meat sure beats cooking it indoors!
Anyhow, back to the little ah-ha moment. You purchase your pack of hot dogs and they usually end up right in the freezer, in the same packaging that they came in. This is what we’ve been doing for years, until I figured out that I am doing it all wrong.
When you throw that pack of hot dogs in the freezer – what happens? They all freeze together, right? Then, when you want to pull some out to grill them, you have to chop them apart with a butter knife. I got sick of doing this and that little light bulb appeared above my head and I thought… I had to figure out a way so I don’t have to chop the frozen hot dogs apart every time I wanted to grill some.
Problem Solved: When you bring home your hot dogs from the store, open up the package, drain the liquid from the pack, then lay them in a quart freezer bag in a nice flat row, and seal the bag. Then, just lay the bag nice and flat in your freezer. You will never have to chop your hot dogs apart ever again, as when you need one or two, you just open the bag and pull them out and they are not stuck together!
Second Ah-Ha Moment: This is for those of you who like sour cream. Have you ever opened up your sour cream container and had to turn it over to drain all the liquid on the top? If so, here is a simple trick to do. When you are done using your sour cream, just run a spoon over the top of the sour cream in the container and make it completely flat on top. The next time you open up your container, there will be no liquid sitting on top of the sour cream. You’re welcome!