the lifespan of a leftover
I'd love a rule of thumb for the length of time it's safe to save the remains of opened cans of foodstuff. Right now I have a 1/2 can of condensed milk and 1/2 can of chipotle en adobo in the fridge just daring me to use them before salmonella sets in! I'm not a whimp about leftovers and don't adhere to the 2 day rule that some espouse but I'd hate to poison a loved one with tainted chili or caramel. What's your limit??
That condensed milk is a magnet for the nasties, but the sugar will keep it for a few days or more in a good ref. That chipotle in adobo is good for the next year or two.
Oh yeah, on that chipotle. Those things last forever. I have one in the fridge now that's been there for two months and I keep just taking a little smidge out whenever I need some.
if it has mold, I scrape it off or spoon it off....and if it starts to smell funky I pitch it in the trash.
I am really adventurous when it comes to eating leftovers...a little too adventurous I might add.
I will also leave out leftovers at room temp overnight and eat them the next day or the day after that like, pizza, lasagna, soup, korean food, etc.
yes, I know its not good and I will probably get really sick very soon