We all hate waste. It’s upsetting to cook a lovely meal only to see a third of it go in the bin. This is especially the case at this time of excess when Christmas dinners and banquets You can temper these feelings of guilt (and save money while you are at it) by making the most of your left-overs. It’s always a good idea to re-use food that we weren’t able to eat the first time around but sometimes it is difficult to find the time to fit those bits in our meals schedule within a healthy time period.
Cook New Dishes
One of the problems with left-overs is that you do not want to eat the same meal twice or three times within a short space of time. Therefore the best way to reuse leftovers is to mix them up with fresh produce. You can create some really interesting meals this way but if you are wondering what to make there are plenty of websites and recipe books devoted to the subject.
Organise Your Fridge
This is an obvious one but you can get a few more days freshness by placing your leftovers in the fridge. The trick is not to forget about them! Devote a section of your fridge to leftovers so you always know where to find a snack or the base of your next meal. If you are not happy with how your fridge is set out you may want to look at the range of freestanding fridges at Electric Shop.
Make Bread Last Longer
If you are not regular visitor to your local duck pond you may find you are throwing out a lot of mouldy bread. Switching to sourdough bread, which doesn’t go mouldy, will solve this problem and keeping your loaf in the freezer will prevent the process.
Invest in Tupper Ware and Stock up on Cling Film
The best way to delay the decline of your food is to lock out air when you pack them away. Split your food to smaller portions and cool the food as quickly as possible and wrap comprehensively in cling film or in an air tight tub.
Only Reheat Left-overs Once
The most important thing with leftovers and food that you have kept longer than usual is to not put yourself at risk of illness. Planning your meals for the week in advance can mean you only buy what you need to and making sure food, especially leftovers are thoroughly heated through when you eat them. If you are at all in doubt that the food hasn’t got any unwanted bacteria growing on it, do not take the risk.