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Never store leftovers this way: expert explanation

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How to store leftovers properly. Source: dontchangemuch.ca

When the food still tastes good but you don't want to finish it yet, you simply send it to the refrigerator. In most cases, after a few days, the food spoils and you have to throw it away. If you are familiar with this problem, use the following tips.

Cook Sue Quinn explains the mistakes of storing leftovers. The material was published by the well-known American online publication Mirror.

Do not store food in foil

Never store leftovers this way: expert explanation

When you wrap leftovers in foil, you automatically forget about it. And when new dishes appear, what's in the foil just ends up on the back of the fridge. In a hurry, you don't always have time to open it and see what's inside. Besides, food in foil spoils faster. Choose transparent containers so that the food is always visible and you know when you can use it.

Don't store leftovers in one piece

Never store leftovers this way: expert explanation

When you realize that this food will be in the fridge for some time, prepare it for this. If it is chicken, divide it into smaller pieces. Chop the vegetables and cheese. Put it all in airtight containers. It will be convenient to use such preparations for cooking other dishes. For convenience, you can even label them.

Use food in order

Never store leftovers this way: expert explanation

Think about which foods spoil faster and use them first. If you miss the moment of spoilage, you will simply have to throw everything away. You don't have to use everything at once: just pay attention to the expiration date.

Use spices and make new dishes from leftovers

Never store leftovers this way: expert explanation

Do you have some minced meat and mashed potatoes left over? These ingredients make a great casserole. And there are many more examples. Just experiment with spices and find new flavors.

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