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    Default When to throw out leftovers?

    Just after a rough guideline on how long it is before leftover should be thrown out?
    I am referring to home cooked meals which has been stored in the fridge (not freezer) and does not have any obvious mould or off smell
    Eg. I have some mashed potatoes and some meatballs cooked on Saturday for dinner. Is it ok to be reheated for tomorrow?
    Also I am not pregnant and I am planning on giving the kids the potatoes. Both have been stored in airtight containers separately.
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    Oh I would love to know this too. Me and dh argue about it all the tine.

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    I have always gone by within 3 days and can't be reheated more than twice. So yes tomorrow would be ok in my book

    Eta I don't know how this rule of thumb came to be ... most of grown up with it

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    Yep 3-4 days , if it's stored correctly

    http://www.csiro.au/Outcomes/Food-an...roducts.aspx#4

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    3 days is my limit, so if its cooked on Saturday, it has to be eaten by Tuesday at the latest, and I will only reheat once (I will separate portions so there is no extra reheating).

    It also depends on what it is. Fresh fish I will make sure is eaten by the next day, but spag bol or tuna mornay I'll happily keep for 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearlygirl View Post
    3 days is my limit, so if its cooked on Saturday, it has to be eaten by Tuesday at the latest, and I will only reheat once (I will separate portions so there is no extra reheating).

    It also depends on what it is. Fresh fish I will make sure is eaten by the next day, but spag bol or tuna mornay I'll happily keep for 3.
    Yes I confused myself I meant you only heat twice so cook once then reheat once ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Yep 3-4 days , if it's stored correctly

    http://www.csiro.au/Outcomes/Food-an...roducts.aspx#4
    Thanks, so much good information which I had no idea about. Portioning to small containers did not even cross my mind but makes so much sense. Would also be easier to only heat up single serves.

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    Thanks for all the replies. For some reason I had 3 days in mind as well but must admit I have eaten things older than that. Dh eats things (like leftiver takeaway) that are a week old. I should throw it out!

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    I live by the 3 days and one reheat rule too.

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    3 day rule here too. Even less for things like pasta and rice - if they're not eaten the next day they get thrown due to their ability to turn very quickly.


 

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