Karl's parents gave us a food laminator (I don't know what they're really called... Food Sealer? Vac 'n Seal?), and I used it last weekend to laminate about eleven of the twelve pounds of asparagus I bought at the farmer's market. The laminator is totally amazing. I thought it was going to be kind of questionable, but I already am in love with it after just using it once. It sucks all the air out of the bags, and it heat-seals them.. perfect for freezing! No ice crystals, no freezer burn, nothing but awesomely preserved asparagus! Yum!