What'S The Date Opened On That Container Of Cheese?
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When I buy some cottage cheese,sour cream, or another container of something to eat,after I open it, I mark with a permanent black marker the date OPENED and label it on the top of the container so I know HOW LONG that particular container of food has been opened. I DON'T want to visit the Emergency Room of a hospital because I couldn't smell something and ate something bad.[Right now I have Sinuitis --blockage in the nose- so it limits my sense of smell].
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When you are looking for something to eat in the fridge ,it's IMPORTANT to know the DATE of when a container was opened. I thought up a simple system that has helped me. I just opened a new container of cottage cheese today.When I am finished with my helping, I CLOSE the container and WRITE on it with a Sharpie permanent marker the DATE I OPENED it ~for example,OPENED 1/5/13. Then I know WHEN it was opened and how GOOD or bad THE CONTENTS IS without having to guess!
Plus I don't eat something that has gone bad ,especially when I have a cold .
Keep a Sharpie in your kitchen and label all your food with that day's date whenever you open a new package or when you're packing up leftovers. That way, you never have to question if something is still good (like that cottage cheese/yogurt container that got pushed to the back of the fridge or that yummy batch of chicken breast you pre-cooked for your workweek!). Saves you money and saves you from any potential tummy aches :)
Once a week, I spend an afternoon pre-prepping my vegetables. Instead of baggies, I always use Tupperware or rubbermade style containers. It's just so much easier to stack flat-bottomed containers than baggies! I make sure whatever I use has clear or translucent sides so I can see what's in the fridge at a glance. It cuts down on waste, too. Nothing gets "lost" in a recycled, opaque cottage-cheese container!
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