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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12-01-2015 23:31 #1
When to throw out leftovers?
12-01-2015 23:32 #2
Oh I would love to know this too. Me and dh argue about it all the tine.
12-01-2015 23:35 #3
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
12-01-2015 23:39 #4
12-01-2015 23:40 #5
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.
12-01-2015 23:54 #6
13-01-2015 06:12 #7
13-01-2015 06:14 #8
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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13-01-2015 06:56 #9
I live by the 3 days and one reheat rule too.
13-01-2015 08:23 #10
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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