This tip was provided by a Cuisine at Home reader some time back. The little extra time it takes to tenderize a cut of meat with a mallet can make the end result so much better—especially in stir-fries. To alleviate bits off meat splashed across the kitchen. The Cuisine at Home reader (wish I knew her name so I could credit her) shared that she placed meat inside an empty cereal box bag and pounded away. It works beautifully! Plastic wrap is just too flimsy, whereas the cereal bags are tough enough for the job. Now, when we empty a cereal bag, I just tuck it away for future REUSE.