Originally posted by K Kruger:
If using homemade stock or dripping from a cook done ahead of the time of sauce preparation, treat them as you would meat, i.e., cool quickly and store in the fridge. With those protocols, shelf life is one of a quality issue, not a food safety issue.
An alternative is to freeze excess sauce in smaller quantities, either by vac-packing or in freezer containers.
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Thanks Kevin. I have to admit, I used store-bought canned stock last time, because I haven't ventured into making stock yet. I forgot about freezing - that's a good idea. My wife makes a triple batch of pasta sauce every couple months and we freeze it in quart-size freezer bags. They lay flat in the freezer and hold the perfect amount for a half pound of pasta.