Learning to store food

People spend over 60% of the wages they earn on food. Supermarkets are good, convenient, but very expensive, despite the fact that they provide consumers with all sorts of discounts. To save on products, you need to buy them in bulk in wholesale stores and markets. How to save a large number of products without loss? We make it easier than our grandmothers. Each house has modern refrigerators with freezers and containers for greens and vegetables, which maintain the optimum temperature. But every woman has her own little tricks to keep the food fresh and mouth-watering. We offer you 15 tips that will be useful for those who want to save.

With long-term storage, carrots and beets lose their consumer qualities, even if you keep them in the refrigerator, wrapped in a plastic bag. In order to save them and simplify the subsequent cooking, it is necessary to spend a little time. Wash, peel, chop, or grate vegetables. Spread out into small packages that tightly roll up the tube so as not to take up much space, and put in the freezer. The contents of each tube is designed for one cooking. Very convenient, no need to get and thaw a large bag of vegetables. In the same way, you can save and sweet peppers, and broccoli.

Greens can be put in the freezer in a plastic bag. There is another simple way. To do this, it needs to be washed and must be dried. Crumble and put in a glass jar, close the plastic lid and refrigerate.

Green onions put in a jar of water, pre-peeled bulbs. Wrap feathers with a damp cloth and close with cellophane. They will remain fresh and elastic for a long time.

Cheese must breathe. Store it in the refrigerator, wrapped in parchment paper or thick cloth. It is not recommended to keep the cheese in a plastic bag.

In the season of harvesting preserve mushrooms for future use. To do this, they need to be processed - clean, boil. After cooking, dry, pack in plastic bags or pack into film with the portions necessary for one-time cooking, and put on the freeze. As needed, we get a bag, defrost it and use its contents.

Before you put vegetables and fruits in the refrigerator, you need to decompose them into separate bags. Cucumbers are poorly stored with tomatoes, fade very quickly and turn yellow. They also do not like neighborhoods with apples and pears. Therefore, they must be separated from each other.

Butter, if it is not intended for long-term storage, should be kept in a refrigerator in a special porcelain or glass container with a lid or in a butter dish. Since it strongly absorbs third-party odors, you need to put it in the freezer to keep it longer.

Do not store tea and coffee in the original packaging open. They need to shift in a special dish with a tight-fitting lid. It will preserve the aroma and taste for a long time.

To keep the bread fresh, it must be packed in a bag and hidden in the refrigerator. When used, heat in a skillet or in a toaster.

Meat or fish should not be thawed and frozen many times. To preserve them for a long time without losing any useful qualities, divide them into small portions necessary for one cooking, put them in bags and put them in the freezer.

Cereals should be stored in glass jars with a lid. Before you pour them there, you need to mix with salt. This protects against mold. Before cooking, the croup is usually washed, so you do not need to be afraid of salting.

Storing potatoes has a number of nuances. If you bought a lot of it (bag), then you need to determine a place for storage. It should be dry, cool and dark. Under the influence of light, the tubers of potatoes grow green and germinate. If you do not have such a place in the apartment, then the potatoes need to be washed, dried and put in the fridge, dividing into small batches packed in bags.

It is known that milk is a product that quickly deteriorates. So that the milk is not lost, it must be boiled, cooled, then poured into a glass jar or enamelware, sealed with a lid and put in the refrigerator. But if the milk has managed to sour, no need to despair. From it you can make a lot of delicious dairy products - cottage cheese, yogurt. You can make delicious pancakes or pancakes.

To save the herring for a long time, it is necessary to peel it, cut it, cut it into small pieces, put it in a glass dish and fill with vegetable oil with a little vinegar. You can also add a little (a tablespoon) of vodka or brandy, dill, black peppercorns, and a small amount of dry mustard will give it vigor. Close the jar with a lid and put it in the fridge.

Storage of cooked dishes also has its tricks. It is advisable to use them freshly prepared, but if there is a need to leave for tomorrow, then in no case be stored in an aluminum dish. We need to put them in an enamel or glass dish with a lid, if not, use food wrap. Cooked foods are also well kept in special containers that can be purchased at the store. They can be used for packaging and storage of products when traveling on the nature, cottage.