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April 16, 2014
"Oh, it's just a little mold," I can remember her saying on the many occasions she scraped the fuzzy blue stuff off some concoction before serving what was left for dinner. She has an iron stomach and was incapable of understanding that other people did not.

Ruth Reichl

Cooking Tip of the Month: Freezing beef

Here are some guidelines for how long you can safely store beef products, but always remember - WHEN IN DOUBT - THROW IT OUT!
Uncooked hamburger and stew meat can be frozen for 3-4 months. Uncooked, fresh steaks and roasts for 6-12 months.
Unopened lunch meats can be frozen and stored for 1-2 months (when stored in freezer wrap).
If you have leftover dishes with cooked beef in them, you can freeze them for about 2-3 months.
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