The holidays are tailor-made for enjoying leftovers, but did you know you might be throwing out food that's still good? That's right! Learn how to make chips, eggs and cheese good... after you think they've gone bad.
We often end up tossing out food that’s expired, or food that we aren’t too sure about, when it may actually still be good to eat. We’ve used science to sort it all out, and are giving you the tools you need to determine whether food in your house is still good.
When it comes to eggs, since you can’t see inside them, most of us trash them if they don’t get eaten by expiration date on the box. But you don’t have to. All it takes is a cup of cold water.
If you put a bad egg into a cup of cold water, it should float. If it’s a good egg and you put it into cold water, it should sink. That’s how you can tell if those eggs are still ready for eating at breakfast time.
We’ve all had a bag of chips go stale on us, but there is a way to bring life back to those unsatisfyingly soggy bites that have lost their crispness. If you lay chips flat on a tray and toast them in a toaster oven, they crisp right up again.
Most of us love to eat cheese, but not all of us know what to do with it when mold appears. When it comes to soft cheeses, you should get rid of them when you see mold. But semi-soft and hard cheeses can be saved when they have a little mold on them.
Use a clean knife and cut off at least half an inch around and below the moldy areas on the cheese block. Be sure to keep the knife out of the mold, then wrap the newly trimmed cheese in a fresh package away from the mold.
Would you eat cheese that had the mold removed, or just trash the whole thing? Let us know in the comments!