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Budgeting for the holidays can get crazy, and it is important to dedicate a good portion to food costs. However, you can save money when you shop by using leftovers! When you plan a holiday gathering, consider the leftovers for your weekly meal plan too. Use these tips to store your leftovers properly so that you don’t waste food (or money).
6 Tips for Storing Leftovers
Divide and conquer! Don’t just combine all of the leftovers in one container. Be sure to package them separately so that you can properly store them.
Don’t forget to remove the stuffing. When you are storing food that has a filling, be sure to remove it and package it separately.
Leave room for air. Don’t forget to leave room for air. Leave a small space at the top of each container.
Don’t wait TOO long. This is the WORST! Don’t let food sit out unattended on tables for hours and then put them in the refrigerator or freezer. Also, when eating leftovers, don’t eat them once they are past their limit for safe eating. Three or four days is the absolute max that I will eat something that is leftover in the fridge.
Keep lids secure. Use containers with sealable lids. Not only is it easy to stack inside your fridge, but it helps keeps moisture out!
Use serving sizes when packing leftovers. When you store leftovers in serving size portions, you can reheat only what you need.
Another pro tip is to make sure you have appliances that give you ample storage space, save energy in your home, and are a perfect partner for you in the kitchen. I look to Best Buy for appliances, and this year, LG appliances are amazing! Visit the Prep for the Holidays Campaign Page for more information!
The Double Oven with ProBake circulates air evenly throughout the lower oven OR ProBake Convection speeds cooking times for fast and flavorful meals.
I personally LOVE the LG InstaView door in door french door. This refrigerator features a sleek glass panel that illuminates with two quick knocks on the right-hand refrigerator door, letting you see inside the easy-access compartment without ever opening the door.
Save up to $600 on LG Kitchen Appliance Package.
Leftovers can help you avoid waste in your home and save you money on your grocery shopping.
What’s your best leftover tip?
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