Friday, February 12, 2010

Simple Survival Tips - Soup Safety

When making soup for your survival, take the time to properly store your leftovers. Following a few simple guidelines will keep your soup safe for later use if it isn’t consumed completely.


1.) Large amounts of hot leftovers should be divided and placed in smaller, shallow containers. These should be only a few inches deep in order to allow a faster cool down time in your refrigerator. These leftovers should be used within 3 to 4 days.

2.) For longer storage purposes or if the leftovers aren’t going to be used within a few days, leftover soup may be frozen and needs to be used within 60 to 90 days. Leave some headspace in your storage container to allow room for expansion.

3.) Soup leftovers should be thawed in the refrigerator and not out in the open or left sitting on the kitchen counter.

4.) When re-heating soup leftovers, use low heat and always bring the soup to a boil. Soup leftovers that are too thick may be thinned by adding additional broth or water.

Staying above the water line!



irishdutchuncle said...

mmmmm, soup. i need to stockpile: more spices, salt, onion sets, carrot and celery seeds, propane... i'm making myself hungry thinking about it.

Did it MY way said...

Love soup. Thanks for the tips.

See Ya

Anonymous said...

I like soup too, except on really hot days, just makes me feel even hotter.

Remember the old days before refrigeration, keeping a pot of soup heated continually was another strategy, adding the left overs of the day into the tureen. Sure does sound like a lot of wood was burned though.

riverwalker said...

To: irishdutchuncle

Sounds like a great plan!

Thanks Irish!


riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 7:57

I still keep a pot of soup on the stove a lot of times...make regular trips to fill my bowl too!

Thanks anon!


riverwalker said...

To: Did it My way

Soup gets my vote!


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