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How long do you keep left overs?

I don't like left overs - I guess I am afraid of them, LOL. If it's not been eaten by the next evening - I throw it out.

How long do you keep them??

 
ratchetlee

Asked by ratchetlee at 3:42 PM on Dec. 20, 2008 in Food & Drink

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Answers (22)
  • I was associated with a dietician who said that she used the three day rule. After three days it went in the trash. This is pretty much what I do. For fish, though, if I don't use it by the next day I throw it out.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 9:11 AM on Dec. 21, 2008

  • 2 days usually
    butterscotch297

    Answer by butterscotch297 at 3:43 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • I usually keep them 2 days, 3 max. Depending on what it is. I'm always worried about them too, scary.
    Slinkee

    Answer by Slinkee at 3:43 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • depend on what it is.
    usully 3 days.
    mama2twins07

    Answer by mama2twins07 at 3:43 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • depending on what it is, usually 1 week.
    navy-wife

    Answer by navy-wife at 3:44 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • Usually, if it was made the day before yesterday, and it doesn't look appealing tonight, I throw it out. No matter how good it was to begin with.

    My mom and stepdad are horrible packrats though, they save EVERYthing. I've cleaned out their damn fridge so many times...all the nasty old cheeseburgers and salads and biscuits...ughhhh.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 3:46 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • Two days normally, but it all depends on what it is.
    haleykarson

    Answer by haleykarson at 3:48 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • Depends on waht it is. I love left-overs. Typically if won't be eaten in two days, I will freeze it.
    richgirljj

    Answer by richgirljj at 3:52 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • Also, what are you afraid of? If you cook and store your food properly, there will be no problems.
    richgirljj

    Answer by richgirljj at 3:52 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • Same as Slinkee, 2 days, 3 days max. If it is something I KNOW won't get eaten (like Spaghetti sauce) I just freeze it right off the bat.
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 3:52 PM on Dec. 20, 2008