"Biggie," the proprietor of bento-box-mad site Lunch in a Box, is fluent in Japanese and says on her site that she often turns to her library of Japanese bento books for great tips on speeding up the lunch-making process. Here's one she passes along, for storing individual portions of ground foods or thick sauces in freezer bags. Simply fit the food into the bag as flat as you can, squeeze out as much air as possible, seal, then use a chopstick or similar item (a ruler would work, too) to "score" the food. If you want, you can even fold the bag into thirds, along the score lines, to maximize freezer space. [via Neatorama]
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