It wasn’t long ago that I was posting about how I really didn’t like cooking. I love cookbooks, reading about food, but the actual, physical act of making the food…yeah, not my thing. Something shifted in me, though, and I started to experiment with recipes, and actually started to enjoy cooking. I even made menu plans! I was able to get pretty good at cooking for Ayva and me. Now we’re in California living with T, and the man actually has the audacity to want meat! I’m having to learn a few new tricks, but the foremost aspect of cooking that I want to make sure 100% clear on is food safety.
I am always very conscience of the food that Ayva and I eat, and have been known to toss things that smell “off” to me, regardless of the group’s consensus. As I’m learning more about food safety, it’s apparent that I need to rely on more than just my sense of smell to make sure our food is safe to eat. This infographic from the USDA’s Food Safety Council surprised me. I never thought about how important it is to have a food thermometer. Take a look at it and let me know if anything on it surprises you. Do you usually wash your prewashed, bagged greens? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this infographic, or any other food safety tips you have.