How I Handle Leftovers | My Favorite Storage Containers

I had a sweet girly message me a few weeks back wanting all the details on leftovers, how I store them, and how long I keep them.

So major disclaimer, I’m super picky about food. If I even have the slightest worry that my leftovers wouldn’t be safe to eat, I toss them. However, I received these storage containers as a wedding gift and I l o v e them. On top of the fact they AREN’T plastic (never ever microwave food in leftovers), they also provide an air-tight seal.

I also really love that you can very easily clean every nook easily because the seal detaches and allows room to run a sponge or wash rag through it.

OXO Good Grips Smart Seal Container 12 Piece Glass Container Set

As far as keeping my leftovers:

If its meat or fish: I have to eat them the next day. Any time after that, I toss.

If it’s veggies or bread based food: 2 days max.

If it’s pasta or soup: I keep and eat within 2 days.

I have been known to purchase more chicken than we can eat before it expires. If this is the case, I freeze it before it goes bad and will use that type of chicken for any crock-pot recipes.

So yeah, leftovers don’t happen to often around my house but when they do; this is my method. I think one of the hardest things for me cooking wise right now is learning how much to cook as to not waste. But I feel like there is also a delicate balance of not cooking enough, ya know? I’m sure some of my fellow wife subscribers can relate!

Comment on this post to let me know how things go for you!

With love, Elizabeth.

Give Yourself Power

Power. A concept I have come to realize is elusive in its entirety to myself and most likely 80%-90% of this blog’s audience.

When I decided that I was going to start a blog, I jumped feet first into the blogosphere. For years I had been following bloggers from a wide variety of categories– fashion, food, travel, lifestyle, etc. I felt consumed in this realm of content that left me feeling empty and wanting to live a life that was unattainable for my preferences and my resources.

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Micellar Water Cleanser vs. Typical Face Wash | How I Transformed My Skin With Drugstore Products

Skin care. Now, I’ve never been one to buy fancy skin care products nor have I developed a super elaborate skin care routine. I do, however, struggle with hormonal breakouts and textured skin due to just life in general. Air pollution, sweat, puppy kisses, etc.

I would wash and scrub my face every night and morning. Then, I tried just washing my face once a day thinking that would be less irritating. I tried simple face wash, exfoliating face wash, sensitive skin type stuff…nothing was helping.

I was still ending up with rosy, irritated cheeks and nose which left me feeling like I had to wear make-up everyday for an even complexion.

On a whim, I bought the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water and began using it as a make-up remover vs. wipes. I saw improvement in my skin within a couple of weeks.

Then, I went to my local store and found micellar foaming cleanser by the same brand. That’s all I’ve used for about a 1.5 years now and I experience way less break outs. I go without make-up more often than not now.

Here’s my almost empty bottle. 😂