Monday, May 10, 2010

Food Storage Series Part 4: The Fridge

I don't think there's too much to say about the fridge. I just have a few helpful points.

  • I like to keep my bread in the fridge because it helps keep it from going moldy.
  • I try to keep my leftovers in plain sight so I don't forget to use them up.
  • Keeping all my condiments well organized helps me quickly see if we're running low on any particular ingredients.
  • Don't you just love those drawers that keep your fruits, veggies, and cheeses organized? If you don't have enough drawers for your liking, pick up some plastic bins at the dollar store. You can usually find some that fit perfectly in a fridge.
Does anyone have any good ideas for refrigerating food to help it keep longer?

Sorry I don't have anything super exciting to say about the fridge, but stay tuned for my post with helpful ideas on freezing food!


Jordan (MamaBlogga) said...

I've read that the fridge isn't the best place to store bread. Yes, it shows down the process of mold growth (but in Girl Scouts whenever we did those moldy bread experiments, we put them in the fridge and it grew just fine), but the fridge really dries out the bread.

Rachelle said...

You know, I was worried about drying out the bread before I started. But really, I haven't had a problem with it. We still use our bread within a week, so it's not in there super long. I just know I used to always throw out the last few pieces of every loaf of bread from mold.

Once we have more kids and eat it quicker, I won't be worried about leaving it in the cupboard. But for now, do you know any better place to keep it?