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Durable Food

raisa May 28, 2011 04:53 PM

What kind of food stays good in the fridge for a long time? I am looking for recipes of both main courses and snacks that I can make and stash in the fridge for a while, take out, re-heat and eat. Any ideas?

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  1. greygarious RE: raisa May 28, 2011 07:59 PM

    Acidic and salty foods both keep well. Tomato-based soups, sauces, and casseroles will last at least a week. Mac&cheese is durable because cheese is salty. I once forgot a Costco rotisserie chicken in the fridge for a week but because they are salty, it was still perfect. Sweet-and-sour dishes keep well. Don't repeatedly reheat-and-rechill entire containers of food - just remove your portion and return the rest to the refrigerator.

    1. saltwater RE: raisa May 28, 2011 08:41 PM

      Some muffin batters are designed to be kept for a long time in the fridge, so you can bake a few fresh muffins on demand.

      Also homemade, fermented things, like pickles or kimchi. You can pickle all sorts of veggies and use them as an easy side, a relish, or eat them out of the jar.

      1. Euonymous RE: raisa May 28, 2011 09:37 PM

        Lasagna keeps really well in the fridge. When you're ready cut as much as you want off of it, then reheat it in the microwave.

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          escondido123 RE: raisa May 28, 2011 09:41 PM

          After 3 days, I think that's when the freezer is the best option for take out, re-heat and eat option.

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