I buy my chicken, pork and beef in large amounts when on super discount sale and then freeze it in manageable portions as there are only two of us (ok, I admit... for the three of us! Junior too) I read one day to actually put the marinade in the freezer bag along with the meat prior to freezing. When the packets are thawed they are fully marinated! It has worked out so well to have different flavors for a change. Also, saves a lot of time waiting for it to marinate. I have made some really interesting marinades as well as tried good store bought ones (on sale with a coupon of course
) as there is never enough time when you have to whip up a dinner. I try to make a few bags of each so even if there is company I can pull out more portions. This may be a "duh Elizabeth" for some of you but I never thought of it!!
(PS- I have even "thawed" these in the microwave and they are great!) This is especially great on roasts that are on sale that you may not eat for a while. I have even used (oil based) salad dressings that I purchased that did not quite fit the bill for salads but make GREAT marinades