We use a lot of almonds what with granola, mommy-logs (which I still need to blog the recipe for), trail-mixes and just plain eating. But almonds are expensive unless you can get them straight form the grower. Well, my grandparents used to live in California and they can get the almonds straight from the grower. So, on our vacation to Utah we got a couple boxes to take back and store.
These almonds are going to be in the freezer for a while (since we need to use out old ones first) so we sealed them in out Seal-A-Meal so they would last.
The Seal-A-Meal vacuums the air out of the bags and then seals them shut by melting the plastic. Our machine is a little temperamental and goes on strike for minutes at a time, but in the long run, this method of preservation is really effective.
We've used the Seal-A-Meal to preserve all kinds of things: corn, sunflower seeds, meat, green beans, sesame seeds, corn meal, etc.
After a long vacation and a long day of sealing almonds everyone is ready for a nap :) ...
... even my brothers. Maybe we're just going nuts! :)