Thursday, December 18, 2008

How Long Do Things Last?

Food spoils, so it’s important to remember how long things can stay fresh in the refrigerator – especially this time of year. Here’s a cheat sheet:

Opened condiments (ketchup, mayo, mustard, etc.): 1-2 months
Jarred Items (red peppers in oil, olives, pickles, artichoke hearts): 1-10 days
Cooked Meats: 4 days max
Raw meats: 3-6 days
Raw Fish: 2-3 days
Cooked Fish: 2 Days
Sliced Lunch Meat: 3-4 days
Cooked, Hard-boiled Eggs: 4 days
Raw Eggs: 2 weeks
Vegetables: Around 10 days
Lettuces: 4-5 days
Cooked Foods: 3 Days
Butter: 2-3 months
(Frozen foods: 1 month)

Happy Cooking!