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Homemade boil-in-a-bag?

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Homemade boil-in-a-bag?

ennuisans | Oct 30, 2013 12:04 AM

An elderly relative lives in another state and has difficulty eating properly, so we're trying to think of ways to cook and freeze meals to take her that she can reheat easily. She prefers using the oven to the microwave, but we do have one of those vacu-seal machines and the idea of heating some foods in boiling water came up.

Has anyone used this method? I've heard for ages that there are issues with heating some plastics and food safety so I'm hesitant (it's not like there aren't other methods we could use). I looked at the bags at the store but didn't find any information one way or the other; next step is to ask them directly, but I thought I'd throw the idea out here first.

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