Keep A Black Marker With The Masking Tape For Labelling Leftovers!
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Whenever I have leftovers, I put them in plastic storage and label with masking tape & a black permanent marker when to "Eat By" and the date. I found it necessary to keep at least one or more black permanent markers RIGHT NEXT TO the masking tape in the drawer so I would be able to make "labelling leftovers" a habit! And now it has become one new healthy habit I have acquired !!!
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Keep baseboards free of skid marks when you vacuum. Cover the edges of the vacuum head with masking tape so they won't leave dark smudges when you inevitably bump into the walls. There will be no more black marks on your cleaning record. 432
Have you ever had leftovers that you weren't sure were OK to eat? I have and I have smelled them for the LAST time!!!To help me organize leftovers in the fridge,I started a new habit of labelling.It takes a couple minutes,but I never have to worry again! When I am storing leftovers in airtight...
containers,I want to know THE DATE when the food needs to be eaten,so I write on a strip of masking tape -'TO BE EATEN BY --and give the date. Also it's helpful to add the NAME OF THE FOOD just in case it's not recognizable! This way as I am cleaning my fridge ,I'll know if the leftovers are OK!
Cooking for One? Make the same recipe but immediately separate one portion and freeze the extra portions
I have tons of trouble with portion control when I cook. So, when I make a recipe that results in 4 servings, I try to immediately weigh out one portion to use, and freeze the rest in single portion containers - I label them with the recipe name & date using masking tape & a black sharpie.
This method insures that us single folks don't get bored eating the same thing over and over! You will eventually have a freezer stocked with many varieties of homemade single portion entrees, labeled and ready to roll. You can also write the calorie or carb count on the label!
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