Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
Please tell me I am not the only person who never noticed those two little arrows on the side of the plastic wrap box! I recently discovered it and wow, it saves a lot of headache!
Have you ever been trying to cover something with plastic wrap, only to have the plastic roll keep trying to hop out of the box? Yeah, me too. Well, if you simply push in those little tabs, your problem is solved. They sort of lock the roll in place and viola! No more rolling out of the box plastic rolls! It makes me wonder what other simple little instructions I am missing that would make my life easier.
Wednesday, September 9th, 2009
Have you ever wondered how long eggs stay good? Since I’m not one to throw food out just because it is past it’s expiration date, I knew from experience that it was a long time . But I found it interesting and insightful to read what the American Egg Board actually says about the shelf life of raw eggs:
“The oil coating which seals the shell’s pores helps to prevent bacteria from entering the egg and reduces moisture loss from the egg. RAW SHELL EGGS REFRIGERATED IN THEIR CARTONS WILL KEEP FOR ABOUT 4 TO 5 WEEKS BEYOND THE PACK DATE WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT QUALITY LOSS. (The pack date is usually a number from 1 to 365 representing the day of the year starting with January 1 as 1 and ending with December 31 as 365.)”
“Properly handled and stored, eggs rarely “spoil”. If you keep them long enough, they are more likely to simply dry up! But, don’t leave eggs out at room temperature. They’ll age more in 1 day at room temperature than they will in 1 week in the refrigerator. Room temperature is also an ideal temperature for bacterial growth.”
So, for whatever it is worth, I thought you might like to know how long raw eggs keep. Just maybe this will give you the incentive you need to stock up the next time eggs go on sale!