Keep safe around food
Seafood, meat, egg dishes and all cooked food must be refrigerated immediately once it is cooled.
Always reheat food thoroughly. This means to boiling point not just warmed.
Never freeze food twice or reheat more than once.
Keep raw meat below cooked food in the refrigerator to prevent contamination.
Keep one chopping board for meat, one for vegetables and clean thoroughly in hot soapy water.
Food does not last forever. Rotate, replace or use food in the pantry. Clear unused left over food frequently from the refrigerator.
Optional but worth it
one small sharp knife
one wooden spoon
medium sized mixing bowl
crock-pot for long slow unattended cooking
hand held electric stick blender
four cup glass measuring jug with a sturdy handle which makes it very safe for microwaving liquid
oven gloves. Don't use a tea towel!