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During the current pandemic, food supply and making food last is on the forefront of most people's minds.
Here are a few ways you can make your groceries last longer, according to MoneyTalksNews.com.
- Toss spoiled produce: Before storing, examine contents of each bag and remove items that are bruised, overripe or on the brink of spoiling.
- Butter and wrap sliced cheese: Apply a thin layer of butter to the exposed side, wrap the block in waxed paper and place in a plastic bag.
- Puncture plastic storage bags: Poke a few holes in produce bags to help reduce moisture.
- Consider the freezer: Freezing works for most fruits and vegetables as long as they are consumed within eight to 12 months.
- Shrink-wrap the crown of bananas: Wrapping plastic around the crown of a bunch of bananas will curb the release of ethylene gas.
- Bundle up herbs: Herbs can be displayed in a vase of water to open up refrigerator space. Be sure to trim stems first.
- Pantyhose for onions: Drop an opinion in each foot, tie a knot in between and continue until leg of pantyhose is full to extend shelf life.
- Wrap greens in foil: Broccoli, lettuce and celery will last in the fridge for a month or more.
- Don't store milk in fridge door: The cooler temperatures found in the fridge are on the middle shelf.
- Segregate produce and meats: All meats should be wrapped and stored toward the bottom of the fridge or freezer.
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All-Season Peach Cobbler
Serves: 4 to 6
2 cans of peaches in syrup (13 ounces each)
1 whole stick of unsalted butter
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon corn starch
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat over to 375 degrees.
In a heavy bottom pot combine canned peaches with their syrup and one stick of butter. Cook over medium heat until peaches begin to gently boil, about 7 minutes.
Add in both sugars, as well as cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice vanilla extract and corn starch. Continue cooking until mixture thickens. About 10 minutes.
Separately, prepare pie dough and roll out two separate sheets. Place one sheet on the bottom of a deep baking dish generously coated in non-stick spray.
Remove peaches and juices from heat and pour into baking dish. Top with remaining layer of pie dough.
Bake for 45 minutes until crust is golden brown.
Don't stockpile alcohol
Health experts have advised people to not stockpile alcohol during the current pandemic. According to researchers from the University of Maryland and Loyola University, drinking can deplete the body's immune capacity. Researchers found that a single episode of binge drinking significantly weakens the body's immune system.
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