Thursday, April 16, 2015

Food for Thought : Left-overs

 Many times  when we  cook at home  or  eat out  in restaurants, we  will have  "left-overs." Left-overs  are  a great way to stretch  your  food  dallor  by getting  two meals  for  the price  of  one  or  by helping  you cook once  and eat twice . You want  to make  sure  that your  food  is  safe  to eat each time  serve it . Safe  handling  of  leftovers  is  very important  to reducing  foodborne illness . 
Here  are  a few  tips  to help ensure  the  safety  of  your meal  the  first  and second  time  around :

1 .  Refrigerate  promptly .  Do not  leave  food  sitting  out  on the  counter  for  a long  time . Anything that  that  has been out on the  counter  for  a long  time . Anything  that  has been sitting  out  for more  than two hours  should  be thrown away . 

2 .  Anything  you do  not plan to eat  within a few  days  should  be put  in the freezer  . Label everything  , including  left-overs  from resturants  with a date .  Discard  all food  leftover  within three  to  five days . 

3 .  Verify  you have  heated  foods  to at least  65*F by  using  a  food  therometer  . If  you are  microwaving  your  food  , let  your  food sit  for one  minute  before  checking  the  temperature . If  your  microwave doesn't  have  a timer  , make  sure  you  rotate  your  food  halfway  through the  cooking  time .

4 .   If  taking  your  leftovers  for  lunch  the  next day  , make  sure  you  keep  food  safety in mind  . Put   cold  pack  in your  lunch  box  and  refrigerate  when possible .

Words of  Wisdom :

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” 

“Quit being so hard on yourself. We are what we are; we love what we love. We don't need to justify it to anyone... not even to ourselves.” 

“Healing is more about accepting the pain and finding a way to peacefully co-exist with it. In the sea of life, pain is a tide that will ebb and weave, continually.
We need to learn how to let it wash over us, without drowning in it. Our life doesn't have to end where the pain begins, but rather, it is where we start to mend.” 

“Words themselves aren't that important. Even if somebody says words that shock you, or make you want to kill them, or make you tremble with emotion, the words themselves you tend to forget in time. Words are just tools we use to express or communicate something.” 

“It’s so easy and convenient to buy our children gifts, but I encourage and challenge you to give them gifts that TRULY matter! The gift of unconditional love. The gift of encouragement. The gift of support. The gift of friendship. The gift of communication, understanding, and patience. The gift of guidance and support. The gift of quality time. And the gift of loving them for who THEY are. Material things are nice, but NOTHING compares to genuine love! Parenting should be taking seriously.” 

Mr. Humble  filling in  for   a proud  Grand-poppa       G.

Picture and  post  was  taken and  written by Grand-poppa ,  I'm only  following  instructions . 
Mr. Humble at  your  service .

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