3 New Rules To Follow So You Stop Storing Your Food Like An Idiot

Its late and youre craving a snack that isnt kale. You venture to the fridge, mouth already salivating as you begin to open the cheese drawer. But then, anxiety and heartache the likes of which I imagine 1D fans are still going through( lol, stop ); ten dollars worth of aged gouda has get fucking moldy and theres no God and FINE ILL JUST DRINK A BOTTLE OF WINE AND EAT CHEESE-ITS.

Weve all experienced the horror that comes with food past its prime in the fridge, but, like most things, we have a route to get around nature.

1. Ignore expiration dates on eggs, bread, and deli meat

Yeah, seriously. Most eggs will last At least 3-5 weeks in the fridge, and if youre unsure about their freshness, do this experimentation: Drop an egg in a glass of water; if it floats, its fucking rotten, if it sinks, youre good to eat that badboy. For bread, you know most packaged Pepperidge Farms bread and the like will last for weeks longer than its best by date if you put it in the fridge. Deli meat( which you probs arent feeing but its in there for your boyfriend/ fiance/ husbands sammiches) can stay in the fridge for usually longer than 2-3 weeks if the package isnt opened.

2. Freeze fucking everything

There are often periods when I watch a buy 3 get 1 free marketing on fancy cheese and you only dont say no to that. Sadly, there are few periods I can eat 6 lbs of cheese in the month or so I have before they start turning a bit not awesome. Thankfully, you can freeze most hard cheese; so your expensive gouda, artisan cheddar, and even gruyere or Swiss can last for much longer in case of situations of emergency. Also, freeze your artisan bread( only be sure you slice it before sticking it in the chiller) and meat you arent utilizing or cooking with right away( raw chicken, beef, etc .); you can even freeze open cans of tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, etc. that you only needed like half of for a recipe.

3. Store your veggies in the right goddamn drawer

I used to think this didnt matter, then I learned. You should have two create drawers in your fridge. Do me a favor and take everything out of them. Next, set one for high humidity and one for low humidity. Put anything that molds or get slimy as it ages in the LOW humidity. Your apples, avocados, ripe bananas, figs, melons, pears, and peaches go in this space. Put anything that withers or wilts as it gets older in the HIGH humidity. So, your spinach, kale, broccoli, eggplant, green beans, herbs, peas, peppers, squash, Brussels sprouts, and strawberries get stuffed in there.


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