Safely and Properly Storing Leftovers | Tuesday's Tip of the Day!
With all the summer gatherings, chances are you will have leftovers! What a terrific “problem” to have! Here are a few quick ways to keep your doggy-bags safe!
The next time you are at the grocery store, or Home Depot for that matter, pick up a roll of blue painters tape and a permanent marker. Blue tape adheres to just about anything and will stay intact even when in the refrigerator. Just make sure you put it on the to-go container before it goes in the fridge so the sides are dry. With the permanent marker, write what is inside the container as well as the date it was made and a “toss” date. For a general rule of thumb, cooked proteins are usually good for 5 days after cooking where other dishes that are vegetarian, usually are good for 5 – 7 days. Regardless, always trust your best judgment to ensure houseguests scrounging for leftovers know when items have expired and don’t have to guess.
Keep in mind food doesn’t always smell or look bad when it spoils so a little reminder labeled on the outside will help keep you and your family safe and sound!
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