We've been having a great time with our new holiday purchases of an extra freezer that we keep in the garage and a foodsaver. The freezer has now become filled with vacuum packed chili, chicken curry, stuffed cabbage, chicken paprikas, etc. that I have cooked and sealed. It's been great to decide, once we're home in the evening, what we'd like to eat. No more defrosting earlier in the day, only to have nice plans with other people pop up....... and leave the defrosted food to remain uneaten. Plus, and I found this hard to believe, the food (bag dropped into boiling water) is as delicious as when it was cooked fresh. We had a great curry evening last night, with little bowls of peanuts, raisins and chutney. A fine meal for a Thursday night, with barely any effort. I'm very pleased with this new arrangement. It's very satisfying to look at the freezer filled with goodness.