[Just started a new job with lots of studying and homework, so I must apologize for my absence once again. Brain is fried, so this is a quick tip ]
You know those "tubes" of meat? They're common for bulk sausage and also used for ground beef...
I saw my neighbor do something silly the other day. I'm not laughing at her, 'cause I've done something similar once or twice. Maybe you have, too.
She sliced the metal clip off one end of the tube (a tedious process), and then tried to squeeze the entire contents out of the tube from the other end. As this requires some strength (substantially more than squeezing a tube of toothpaste, lol), she actually put the uncut end that still had the metal bit BETWEEN HER TEETH(?!?)
as she forcibly coaxed the contents out using both hands.
No, I didn't take a picture, but you get the gist, right?
The simple fact is that if you slice the tube in THE MIDDLE, the contents practically fall out!
How many of you are saying something like "oh for Pete's sake" right about now? If you are, my work is done for today Cookingskewl cares <3