How Long to Keep Stored Foods

I’ve eaten bad meat. That I made bad, apparently. I eagerly accepted the nieces’ leftover Wahoo Fish Taco beef teriyaki bowl. Purchased on New Year’s Eve (12/31). I left it in my refrigerator in its original take-out styrofoam container. Using the FIFO (first-in, first-out) inventory method of consumption, I just got to snacking on it for dinner Saturday (1/05). Hm, six days, no problem!! There was no odd smell, so that smell didn’t turn up anything fishy (har har).

*Urgh* But something is slightly amiss. I ignored that “not so fresh” feeling and ate some more for an after-dinner snack. *Blurgh*.

Today I investigated this article that talks about how long food should be stored. My buddy Sarah guessed my cooked steak meat would be good for 5 days. Oops! It’s really supposedly only good for three to four days?! Dang.

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5 Responses to How Long to Keep Stored Foods

  1. Nicole says:

    We were just talking about this! My friend Vera thought 1 week, I thought 5 days, and my roommate said, “Nooooooo! Three days, tops.” If something doesn’t smell and doesn’t include any specifically highly perishable ingredients, then I’m sticking with 5 days. It just works better for my schedule.

  2. Baker Mike says:

    Ah, Wahoo Fish Taco. I think that place made me sick just because every square millimeter of every single surface was covered well beyond the point of sanity with an X-TREME!!!! sticker motif. Gave me a headache.

    Wait, Wahoo? I’m surprised at you, Grubby. Isn’t that a bit corporate (not to mention pricey) for your tastes?

  3. Baker Mike says:

    Oops, just re-read the post– you came into contact with the fish taco through no expense of your own.

  4. grubgirl says:

    LOL you got that right, Baker Mike!

    I was introduced to Wahoo’s down in the OC where some relatives live. (Yeah, no snarky remarks about THAT.) It feels a bit more legit there after eating at the lesser of the franchise-lookin’ ones. But once I heard of them in Colorado (where one of the founding brothers lives now) and saw them on the Peninsula, I knew they were seeking chain waters. I think I’m a sucker for the reminders of volleyball… :-p

  5. Baker Mike says:

    Yep, Colorado is where I first experienced them. One in Denver all the way back in 2003. They had expanded to Colorado Springs by 2005. To be fair, the CS location had backed off the X-TREME motif just a tad, vs. the one I visited in Denver.

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