Many times we get carried away in cooing the big meal (like big bird meal) and we prepare many items. We use our big utensils to prepare those dishes. We use those serving plates and dinnerware to impress our guests. We often tend to use many ingredients in partial amounts and we hate to throw them away. So, we try to use the saran wrap or similar
type or zip lock bags to store them. We are in a hurry so we might forget to put even label on them as well. And then those items wind up in a corner of a refrigerator and may be gets overlooked for days. Eventually, we decide to arrange thing in the fridge one day and there we will find that piece of ingredient. Since it is not protected from the inside temperature and it might get mostly ruined.
These Holiday season, we make a resolution that we will minimize that waste of food (ingredients) and will either try to use them in relatively short time while keeping in good container. In these economic times, we do need to watch our budget and even teach our family members to save any which way we can. Bigger items like portions of meat; we will
use those green (eco-friendly) glass or plastic containers and label it accordingly. Once we open a packet or tin can for the ingredients, we will use those small green jars or
For vegetables like onion, tomato, lemon, herb and lettuce, use the colored shaped individual container for small portions. Leftover salads can be saved in a salad shaker container, which we can use it at a later day to mix it with the dressing of our choice for a lunch menu. Partially used snack backs can be tightly closed using those bag
clips. As a reminder for leftover food usage, we can use those magnetic clips carefully placing outside the fridge. These colorful clips are easier to handle and spotted from a distant for sake of segregation.
Ceramic crock pots can be used for not used potato, garlic and onions. Some seasoning can be kept in one place using the spice organizer units. To preserve the freshness, many items like coffee, spice and other ingredients in tin canisters, jars with the use of cork tops. Some of the stainless steel canisters are equipped with the top press button for removing trap air inside the canister. They do come in various sizes.
Many tin canisters are color coded and pre-labeled for ease of use in our kitchen. Keeping these kitchen helper tools will make our cooking process very smooth and efficient. Running around and searching multiple drawers for small items can not only ruin the meal preparation but increase lot of stress and anxiety in the kitchen. We don’t want to make ourselves the master chef but an healthy cook so we can keep feeding our family those nutritional meals. Happy a very joyous Holiday season !!.