Being Christmas everyone is looking forward to a nice family meal. We won’t going into detail about being careful what you eat this time of year, but rather what you do after leaving the table. Here are some tips on what do with holiday leftovers.
On the subject of Christmas meals, all of us known what goes on after we leave the table: tons of leftovers and most of them are still edible. Some would start thinking about what to do with them, unfortunately, these leftovers tend to hit the garbage bin sooner of later.
But, if you’re thinking of putting away those turkey or pork cuts left from the traditional Christmas dinner, here are a couple of tips on how to store them safely.
The first thing you should have in mind when deciding what to keep is germs. Bacteria do have the nasty habit of jumping on everything they could find, especially food. So, if you’re planning of sticking that leftover in the fridge, don’t wait too long. It would be best not to leave food outside the refrigerator for more than two hours.
Don’t give those nasty germs a fighting chance! Bacteria tend to thrive in the open, so putting food in the fridge impedes the little buggers from multiplying.
Secondly, you should think about buying some airtight plastic containers, because germs are always on the lookout for a breath of fresh air. Put your leftovers in plastic containers and stick them in the fridge.
On the subject of the fridge: in order to keep your food safe, the fridge’s internal temperature should always be set to below 40 degrees. That way you will make sure that the food is stored adequately and that germs will not prey on your food. If your fridge is not equipped with a thermometer, then you should go and buy one. You can find them in any supermarket.
Concerning tips on what to do with holiday leftovers, there’s one more thing to say about storing leftovers. Sticking food in the fridge is only part of the problem. The real issue at hand is what to do with them.
Health specialists recommend that the stored leftovers should be consumed, in one form or another, after 3 to 4 days. And if you’re not sure about what to do with those cuts, then check out this site for ideas.
In conclusion, don’t overeat during this season, tend to your leftovers, because you can do many things with them. And, above all, do try to enjoy yourself during the winter break.