Food & Leftovers: What is its shelf-life?

Good morning. This post is via The Happy Housewife. My sweetheart isn’t a fan of leftovers, even though he says that he will eat anything. Just last night I had to throw out some rice and peas.

So here’s a good post and rule of thumb, besides cooking in smaller portions, here are some options:

How Long Does Food Last?

from The Happy Housewife

March 29, 2012

To successfully meal plan and grocery shop on a budget, we have to know how long food will actually last in our pantry and freezer.  Here’s a couple of resources to check out:

Plus, All You Magazine has created an easy to read infographic to know “What to Keep and What to Toss!” that will also help us be great stewards of our food resources!

Whitney

Tonight’s Dinner for 2

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This is my fourth full meal for me and baby since I’ve been married. I think that I am becoming a natural in the kitchen! I have learned to improvise and really pull together some good stuff.  Boo was really feeling the whole “hamburger helper” thing, so I made that for him. We had hamburger helper with ground turkey and parmesan, garlic toast and fresh organic salad with peppercorn. It was great!! Afterward, he came to give me a kiss, and was smiling. I said “They SAY, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach..” He said “Now that’s the truth.” Lol. We really enjoyed eachother tonight.

Whitney

Menu Plan Monday!

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I am a newlywed now, so I’m getting a kick out of preparing

and cooking meals! So much fun!!

Last Week:

  • Broccoli & cheese rice
  • Baked chicken
  • Butter rolls
  • Organic salad

Also,

  • Salmon
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Garlic bread
  • Salad

This Week:

  • BBQ chicken
  • Squash and cheese
  • Bread
  • Organic Salad

So I only have one meal planned for this week, but it’s a start! 😉

Whitney

ETA: Dinner tonight turned out good!!

 

 

I told Daniel, the cheese squash tasted just like my mom’s!!! I even texted my parents and sisters, and told them how good my meal turned out!! 🙂