May 29th

theresa albert - my friend in food


There is no such thing as “leftovers”

better spaghetti

In my house THEY ARE NOT CALLED LEFTOVERS! Cooked food that is ready to be re-purposed is a gift to our hungry tummies and our overstuffed schedule.  They are planned for, warmly welcomed and used wisely.  There are some rules to be followed to make sure that second suppers happen safely.  They are:

Meat, chicken, fish, eggs:

  • Must be properly cooked in the first place
  • Stored in the fridge as quickly as possible after dinner and in under 2 hours
  • Kept cold until ready to eat or reheated thoroughly ( cold chicken sandwich is good, half heated microwaved chicken sandwich is not so good)
  • Can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days max! (fully cooked eggs 5 days)

Soups and stews:

  • Allow to cool on the counter until it stops steaming and then directly into the fridge away from other perishables
  • Must be reheated completely to steaming
  • Shallow, rectangular containers work best. They cool quickly and fit in the fridge/freezer better
  • Nothing  should ever be re-heated more than once

Now that we have that out of the way, the possibilities are endless. Take a look at some of our Sunday Suppers that turn into Second Suppers…

Theresa Albert

Theresa Albert

I love food, try to watch my weight, know more than I want to about healthy living (sometimes I wish I knew less so I wouldn’t feel so guilty when I stumble), am a daughter, sister, friend, mom and wife who worries and scurries the meals onto the table. It is for all these reasons that I completed my nutrition, RNCP designation, wrote my book, hosted my Food Network show, consult with food companies to urge them to get it right (or at least better), constantly write about it, research it, all of this so I can cut through the nutrition and food “news” clutter. Happy to share with friends!


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