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.
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.