Everyone loves a great tip. Something “tried and true”… that someone you know (that’s me) can attest to. I’m going to attempt to do a few tips every Tuesday. So here are a few kitchen tips:
I like to defrost meat on Sunday for the week. If I have just been shopping, I portion out my chicken breast into freezer bags and divide my ground beef/ground chicken into the portions I am going to use. If I have it all together in one place, it can eliminate meat from leaking “unexpectantly” into the bottom of my fridge. It can also remind me of any meat that I may have planned to use, but forgot about.
When I bring my fruit home from the grocery, I get so frustrated if it only lasts 2-3 days before mold starts to grow on it. I mean…..raspberries only last about one day before I find half of them succumb to mold. I found this great tip on Pinterest. You blend about a cup of regular, white, distilled vinegar with a sinkful of water. I just threw all my fruit in this big plastic bin and let it soak a full 15 minutes. I let all the fruit drip dry completely on paper towels. It’s amazing! Totally makes your berries last at least a week or two.
Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies to roast with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. However, if I have one of those weeks when I’m running around like crazy and just throwing in steamable veggies for a fast dinner, I can forget about these babies in the veggie drawer. Ta Da!!! Introduce the newest tip of putting asparagus in glasses of water in the fridge. Seriously….this makes the asparagus stay fresh for about two weeks.
Hope these add a little joy to your kitchen!