My sister sent me a link to this site today: http://www.stilltasty.com/
It’s a website where you can put in the name of a food and it will tell you how long it should stay safe (in the fridge, in the freezer or left out). It’s a pretty good idea for a site, as I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked in my fridge and thought, “Is this still good?” I usually resort to the sniff test, even though I know that food can be spoiled without smelling bad. It’s sort of a case where my laziness (i.e., not being bothered to look it up) and cheapness (i.e., not wanting to throw out food) combine to overpower my fear of getting food poisoning. Granted, the sniff test (which, when I think about it, is combined with the “is there anything growing on it?” test) has served me well thus far, but it’s probably just a matter of time before my luck runs out). At least now I’ll have a handy site to check out when I wonder if it really is such a good idea to eat those 12 day old leftovers.