Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Kitchen Tip Tuesdays
So I am in the middle of using my pantry stockpile challenge and while in my pantry yesterday, I noticed that I am actually decreasing my stockpile quite well! I also noticed an unopened box of Bisquick on my shelf. I look at the "best if used by date" to find that it had a Sept. 5, 2007 date on it!! Now what to do with it??!! Do I use it or do I dump it??
This morning, I posted over on the Prairie Homemaker forum asking the ladies there about what I should do about my mix. My friend, Karyn, pointed me to this website...Food Expiration Dates. It actually is pretty neat! It has a list of different foods and when to use them by.
Did you know that Bisquick or Pancake Mix can end up with a mold on it that can be toxic? It can!
Did you know that canned seafood can last in your pantry unopened for FIVE years? It can!
Did you know that unopened cans of baking cocoa can last in your pantry for 2 years? It can!
Do you have an opened bottle of mayo or bbq sauce in your fridge?? If it has been there for over 2 months opened you need to dump it and get a new one!
Those eggs in your fridge can last 2 weeks past the date stamped on the carton! Which means I have six eggs in my fridge that I need to bake with this week!!
So my tip for the day....check those dates on your goods in your pantry and fridge! You need to make sure that you are using safe food for your family. Also using the items before they become unsafe to use is using your money spent on them wisely. Which we all know we need to do these days with the rising costs of food!
For other kitchen tips and/or recipes, head over to Tammy's Recipes!