#TastyTuesday: National Martini Day & Rules For Leftovers

posted by Blake Doan -

Happy National Martini Day!!!

Are you one of those guys?

Are you a martini snob?

Not sure?  Take a second and answer these questions.

Can martinis be sweet?

Can martinis be a fun color?

Can martinis have a fruity name or flavor?

Can martinis have more than a thimble's worth of vermouth?

If you answered "no" to all of those questions, you are, in fact, a martini snob.

So, under those rules, the picture I posted here is definitely not a martini. (To be honest, I'm not sure if it is one at all...)

If you like frilly fake martinis like the one in picture, that's fine.  You do you.

But, if you want to be a real James Bond type, just stick to this simple recipe:

  1. 3 ounces of gin or vodka
  2. French (dry) vermouth to taste (the less, the drier it is, but no more than a thimble's worth)
  3. Lemon twist or olive
  4. Pour your choice of liquor and the vermouth into an ice-filled shaker
  5. Shake it
  6. Strain it into a chilled martini glass
  7. Add your lemon twist or olive

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Leftovers are a staple for nearly every family.

Some people even intentionally cook way too much food just so they'll have leftovers.

But are you storing the right way?  Are you maximizing your leftover game?

Stick with these rules, and you will.

  • Stay away from plastic - the chemicals can leach into the food
  • Keep the containers clear - so you can see what's in it
  • Pick the right shelf - refrigerator shelves have names for a reason, use them right
  • Don't overfill the fridge - it won't stay as cold in there
  • Pick the right temperature - your fridge has to be the right temperature
  • Stay out of the sun - sunlight kills the quality and nutritional value
  • Keep it sealed - oxygen will ruin your food
  • Separate - keep raw and cooked things separate
  • Separate, again... - not all raw vegetables should be stored together
  • Stay out of the door - eggs need to stay out of the door so their temperature stays steady

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