Not long ago I read that you should not place your fruits and vegetables into the drawers that are provided for that use in our refrigerators. Of course I though that can’t be right, why would they be there if it was for the storage of fruits and vegetables? I had to check this out.
Well, after moving my fruits and vegetables to one of the shelves in my refrigerator, using two of those small plastic baskets you can by at any dollar store, for a week, I found the article was right. By having the fruits and vegetables where I could see them, I used them more often and had less waste in my food and food budget.
So now my fresh foods are on the shelf and my ketchup, mustard and mayo are kept in the drawers. Sometimes we just need to rethink things in a new light to get a better look at them. I love having my favorite foods up where I can see them and know what I have on hand. Not only do I eat more of them but it stops me from buying extra and wasting my food budget.
Did you know that fresh corn on the cob, should not be stored in the refrigerator? By doing so, you allow it’s natural sweet flavor to turn to starch, loosing it’s moisture, thus becoming hard to eat and digest. Store it with it’s natural covering left on, for up to 48 hours, in the coolest part of your pantry. Generally on the bottom shelf or floor. Fresh corn should be eaten as soon as possible.
Another [fruit] vegetable, Tomatoes, should not be stored in the fridge either. They also loose most of their natural sweetness in the cold. Keep a pretty bowl on your counter and let their beauty shine.
As I keep saying, savings are all around us, we just need to keep our minds and eyes open to them.
What is your favorite savings tip, comment below?