Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tips for an over crowded fridge.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! It's 9pm, all your guest have gone home and you are left to figure out what to do with all the left overs, well have no fear, I have a few storage tips for you.

1) Ditch the plastic bowls- Let face it, our matching set of plastic bowls are perfect for storing every day dinner, but the bowls take up far to much space to store all the Thanksgiving foods. Instead try using freezer bags. They sell them in all sizes, In fact, I fit 1 and 1/2 hams in one gallon size bag.

2) Slice it up- You'll get more space if you cut your turkey and ham, then when you are ready to go digging for left overs, it'll be already slice. Win Win!

3) 4 days max rule- It's a good rule of thumb to eat your refrigerated left overs within a 4 day time frame, 3 days for seafood. If you have more food than you can eat within 4 days, freeze it instead of placing it in the fridge. (Example: Half the turkey in the refrigerator and the other half in the freeze.)

4) Trash it- So Aunt Hatty brought her green bean casserole that no one eats, everyone is gone home and you are left staring at a huge disposable pan of the monstrosity. Trash it!! You know good and well you are not going to eat it or make the kids eat it, so why take up valuable space in the fridge?

5) Doggy bags- If you are like me, you get tired of eating left overs, so send your guest home with plates. Buy a few packs of the Styrofoam plates with the lids. Not only will this save space in your icebox, but it will also make clean up a little easier on you.

That's all I have for tonight good friends. I have a chronic case of turkey-ritis.

Hungraciously Yours,
MiMi J

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