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  1. #1
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Do you ever have to waste food?

    At my parent's house it always seems to be chicken. My mom will buy it or
    take it out of the freezer and then for one reason or another they keep
    going out to eat instead of cooking the chicken. And then it is expired and
    then she has to throw it away. That doesn't happen to me with meat. If I
    have meat in such a situation, I will just cook it and stick it in the
    freezer. If it is hamburger I may give it taco seasoning. The meat then
    may or may not get eaten from my freezer, so yeah, it may still get wasted.
    But we do try to eat it at some point.

    This week? It's pasta salad. I went through my cupboard where I keep
    pasta, rice, instant mashed potatoes and some packets of cheese sauce powder
    which I have never used. It is a small cupboard. I could have sworn that I
    went through it at the start of school but in it was a box of Life Cereal
    that I had bought for my husband. Expired in 2010. He no longer eats
    cereal of any kind so I thought I had gotten rid of it all. It was
    essentially an empty box with only crumbs left in it. I did have to throw
    out a small amount of stuff which I could swear that I purchased since the
    start of school. Perhaps it was close to being expired or expired when I
    bought it. It did come from Big Lots. That was only $2.00 worth of food so
    no great loss.

    But I do have some things that are going to expire in a few months. And
    there was a box of quinoa pasta with no expiration date on it but I know it
    is at least a year old because my health food store no longer sells it that
    way. They buy it in bulk and package it up. I knew I needed to use it so
    planned to make pasta salad for tonight and tomorrow night.

    But then Angela got sick. Started last week on Thu. I assumed it was only
    a one day thing. She seemed better on Fri. and Sat. although she said she
    did have a little of the big D on those days but apparently not enough to
    bother to tell me.

    But Sunday? We had purchased a gluten free taco pizza from Garlic Jim's.
    We sat there while they made it. Angela heard them talking about it and was
    pleased that they told us they couldn't put the normal chips on there
    because they weren't gluten free. She was happy that they were being so
    careful with her food. But then about 2 hours after she ate it she got the
    big D again and I do mean BIG! This lead me to believe that maybe it wasn't
    really gluten free. Or it somehow got cross contaminated. Because that is
    one of her symptoms when she eats wheat. She was convinced that it was fine
    because she watched them make it and the crust didn't look like a wheat
    crust. We have gotten pizza from them for my husband so we know what it
    looks like.

    Monday and Tues. she was no better. She missed school. Took her to the
    Walk In Clinic after I had my mammogram and that Dr. felt it was just
    gastroenteritis because a lot of that has been going around in the school.

    She got better but then late last night it struck again! She had to go to
    school today. School has been all messed up what with them missing a week
    of school due to snow. She missed a math test yesterday but can't retake it
    till Fri. due to her math teacher being out for an emergency type operation
    on a broken arm due to playing soccer. Oh joy! And she had very important
    paperwork to turn in to her gym teacher about a schedule change and also the
    makeup sheets of her physical activities for the days she missed due to
    whooping cough. The end of the semester has been changed due to the snow so
    all of this had to have been done by Thu. Not sure about the math test but
    I guess that will all be sorted out.

    I did tell her if she had the big D at school to call me and I would come
    get her. She only needed to make it through till lunch. Well...
    Apparently she did have at school and didn't call me. Grrr... And now she
    is very sick again. I may have to take her to the pediatrician.

    Anyway... I made her the pasta salad last night but don't dare give it to
    her now because of all the veggies in it. And I am not so sure how easily
    quinoa digests. I gave her turkey breast and plain rice and I also bought
    more applesauce, some lactose free yogurt and bananas. The Dr. was
    concerned about her BG but did say this was the best sort of diet for her to
    eat. So now I have this big container of pasta salad that probably won't
    get eaten. I didn't feel like eating it tonight. I need to do my taxes so
    just bought myself a sandwich while I was at the store. I am not too
    thrilled about sandwiches but I can eat it while I work. And I really just
    didn't feel like eating pasta salad.

    There is a chance if she gets better she can eat some of it tomorrow and I
    will eat it. But the rest is likely to go to waste. I am not sure how long
    it will keep. Assuming she is going to dance on Friday, we will go out to
    eat after and then grocery shopping. And Sat. we spend with my parents who
    go out to eat. I suppose if it makes it till Sun. we could eat the rest of
    it then. But I don't know if it will. At least I only made 4 servings. I
    didn't put everything that I normally put in it because that would just make
    too much. But it just seems like such a waste of my time to make it all and
    then not have it get eaten. Plus the cost of all the veggies that went into
    it. When I make this I use mostly veggies and just a little pasta.

    So does this happen to you? I'm sure it would happen to everyone at some
    time or other but... It seems to happen to us more times than I would like.
    Perhaps because I am so careful to plan out our meals. I want to make sure
    we have enough food for the week but not too much food. And because it is
    fresh food it just doesn't keep.



  2. #2
    Jacquie Guest

    Default Re: Do you ever have to waste food?

    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jgct52$bp1$[email protected]..
    > At my parent's house it always seems to be chicken. My mom will buy it or
    > take it out of the freezer and then for one reason or another they keep
    > going out to eat instead of cooking the chicken. And then it is expired
    > and then she has to throw it away. That doesn't happen to me with meat.
    > If I have meat in such a situation, I will just cook it and stick it in
    > the freezer. If it is hamburger I may give it taco seasoning. The meat
    > then may or may not get eaten from my freezer, so yeah, it may still get
    > wasted. But we do try to eat it at some point.
    >
    > This week? It's pasta salad. I went through my cupboard where I keep
    > pasta, rice, instant mashed potatoes and some packets of cheese sauce
    > powder which I have never used. It is a small cupboard. I could have
    > sworn that I went through it at the start of school but in it was a box of
    > Life Cereal that I had bought for my husband. Expired in 2010. He no
    > longer eats cereal of any kind so I thought I had gotten rid of it all.
    > It was essentially an empty box with only crumbs left in it. I did have
    > to throw out a small amount of stuff which I could swear that I purchased
    > since the start of school. Perhaps it was close to being expired or
    > expired when I bought it. It did come from Big Lots. That was only $2.00
    > worth of food so no great loss.
    >
    > But I do have some things that are going to expire in a few months. And
    > there was a box of quinoa pasta with no expiration date on it but I know
    > it is at least a year old because my health food store no longer sells it
    > that way. They buy it in bulk and package it up. I knew I needed to use
    > it so planned to make pasta salad for tonight and tomorrow night.
    >
    > But then Angela got sick. Started last week on Thu. I assumed it was
    > only a one day thing. She seemed better on Fri. and Sat. although she
    > said she did have a little of the big D on those days but apparently not
    > enough to bother to tell me.
    >
    > But Sunday? We had purchased a gluten free taco pizza from Garlic Jim's.
    > We sat there while they made it. Angela heard them talking about it and
    > was pleased that they told us they couldn't put the normal chips on there
    > because they weren't gluten free. She was happy that they were being so
    > careful with her food. But then about 2 hours after she ate it she got
    > the big D again and I do mean BIG! This lead me to believe that maybe it
    > wasn't really gluten free. Or it somehow got cross contaminated. Because
    > that is one of her symptoms when she eats wheat. She was convinced that
    > it was fine because she watched them make it and the crust didn't look
    > like a wheat crust. We have gotten pizza from them for my husband so we
    > know what it looks like.
    >
    > Monday and Tues. she was no better. She missed school. Took her to the
    > Walk In Clinic after I had my mammogram and that Dr. felt it was just
    > gastroenteritis because a lot of that has been going around in the school.
    >
    > She got better but then late last night it struck again! She had to go to
    > school today. School has been all messed up what with them missing a week
    > of school due to snow. She missed a math test yesterday but can't retake
    > it till Fri. due to her math teacher being out for an emergency type
    > operation on a broken arm due to playing soccer. Oh joy! And she had
    > very important paperwork to turn in to her gym teacher about a schedule
    > change and also the makeup sheets of her physical activities for the days
    > she missed due to whooping cough. The end of the semester has been
    > changed due to the snow so all of this had to have been done by Thu. Not
    > sure about the math test but I guess that will all be sorted out.
    >
    > I did tell her if she had the big D at school to call me and I would come
    > get her. She only needed to make it through till lunch. Well...
    > Apparently she did have at school and didn't call me. Grrr... And now
    > she is very sick again. I may have to take her to the pediatrician.
    >
    > Anyway... I made her the pasta salad last night but don't dare give it to
    > her now because of all the veggies in it. And I am not so sure how easily
    > quinoa digests. I gave her turkey breast and plain rice and I also bought
    > more applesauce, some lactose free yogurt and bananas. The Dr. was
    > concerned about her BG but did say this was the best sort of diet for her
    > to eat. So now I have this big container of pasta salad that probably
    > won't get eaten. I didn't feel like eating it tonight. I need to do my
    > taxes so just bought myself a sandwich while I was at the store. I am not
    > too thrilled about sandwiches but I can eat it while I work. And I really
    > just didn't feel like eating pasta salad.
    >
    > There is a chance if she gets better she can eat some of it tomorrow and I
    > will eat it. But the rest is likely to go to waste. I am not sure how
    > long it will keep. Assuming she is going to dance on Friday, we will go
    > out to eat after and then grocery shopping. And Sat. we spend with my
    > parents who go out to eat. I suppose if it makes it till Sun. we could
    > eat the rest of it then. But I don't know if it will. At least I only
    > made 4 servings. I didn't put everything that I normally put in it
    > because that would just make too much. But it just seems like such a
    > waste of my time to make it all and then not have it get eaten. Plus the
    > cost of all the veggies that went into it. When I make this I use mostly
    > veggies and just a little pasta.
    >
    > So does this happen to you? I'm sure it would happen to everyone at some
    > time or other but... It seems to happen to us more times than I would
    > like. Perhaps because I am so careful to plan out our meals. I want to
    > make sure we have enough food for the week but not too much food. And
    > because it is fresh food it just doesn't keep.
    >
    >

    Yes, since there are only two of us in the house now, things expire before
    we have a chance to finish it..like bacon, eggs, some boxed items. I have a
    large freezer so the food in there keeps pretty well...but I still have
    times when I have to clean old food out of the freezer.



  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Do you ever have to waste food?


    "Jacquie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:jgct52$bp1$[email protected]..
    >> At my parent's house it always seems to be chicken. My mom will buy it
    >> or take it out of the freezer and then for one reason or another they
    >> keep going out to eat instead of cooking the chicken. And then it is
    >> expired and then she has to throw it away. That doesn't happen to me
    >> with meat. If I have meat in such a situation, I will just cook it and
    >> stick it in the freezer. If it is hamburger I may give it taco
    >> seasoning. The meat then may or may not get eaten from my freezer, so
    >> yeah, it may still get wasted. But we do try to eat it at some point.
    >>
    >> This week? It's pasta salad. I went through my cupboard where I keep
    >> pasta, rice, instant mashed potatoes and some packets of cheese sauce
    >> powder which I have never used. It is a small cupboard. I could have
    >> sworn that I went through it at the start of school but in it was a box
    >> of Life Cereal that I had bought for my husband. Expired in 2010. He no
    >> longer eats cereal of any kind so I thought I had gotten rid of it all.
    >> It was essentially an empty box with only crumbs left in it. I did have
    >> to throw out a small amount of stuff which I could swear that I purchased
    >> since the start of school. Perhaps it was close to being expired or
    >> expired when I bought it. It did come from Big Lots. That was only
    >> $2.00 worth of food so no great loss.
    >>
    >> But I do have some things that are going to expire in a few months. And
    >> there was a box of quinoa pasta with no expiration date on it but I know
    >> it is at least a year old because my health food store no longer sells it
    >> that way. They buy it in bulk and package it up. I knew I needed to use
    >> it so planned to make pasta salad for tonight and tomorrow night.
    >>
    >> But then Angela got sick. Started last week on Thu. I assumed it was
    >> only a one day thing. She seemed better on Fri. and Sat. although she
    >> said she did have a little of the big D on those days but apparently not
    >> enough to bother to tell me.
    >>
    >> But Sunday? We had purchased a gluten free taco pizza from Garlic Jim's.
    >> We sat there while they made it. Angela heard them talking about it and
    >> was pleased that they told us they couldn't put the normal chips on there
    >> because they weren't gluten free. She was happy that they were being so
    >> careful with her food. But then about 2 hours after she ate it she got
    >> the big D again and I do mean BIG! This lead me to believe that maybe it
    >> wasn't really gluten free. Or it somehow got cross contaminated.
    >> Because that is one of her symptoms when she eats wheat. She was
    >> convinced that it was fine because she watched them make it and the crust
    >> didn't look like a wheat crust. We have gotten pizza from them for my
    >> husband so we know what it looks like.
    >>
    >> Monday and Tues. she was no better. She missed school. Took her to the
    >> Walk In Clinic after I had my mammogram and that Dr. felt it was just
    >> gastroenteritis because a lot of that has been going around in the
    >> school.
    >>
    >> She got better but then late last night it struck again! She had to go
    >> to school today. School has been all messed up what with them missing a
    >> week of school due to snow. She missed a math test yesterday but can't
    >> retake it till Fri. due to her math teacher being out for an emergency
    >> type operation on a broken arm due to playing soccer. Oh joy! And she
    >> had very important paperwork to turn in to her gym teacher about a
    >> schedule change and also the makeup sheets of her physical activities for
    >> the days she missed due to whooping cough. The end of the semester has
    >> been changed due to the snow so all of this had to have been done by Thu.
    >> Not sure about the math test but I guess that will all be sorted out.
    >>
    >> I did tell her if she had the big D at school to call me and I would come
    >> get her. She only needed to make it through till lunch. Well...
    >> Apparently she did have at school and didn't call me. Grrr... And now
    >> she is very sick again. I may have to take her to the pediatrician.
    >>
    >> Anyway... I made her the pasta salad last night but don't dare give it
    >> to her now because of all the veggies in it. And I am not so sure how
    >> easily quinoa digests. I gave her turkey breast and plain rice and I
    >> also bought more applesauce, some lactose free yogurt and bananas. The
    >> Dr. was concerned about her BG but did say this was the best sort of diet
    >> for her to eat. So now I have this big container of pasta salad that
    >> probably won't get eaten. I didn't feel like eating it tonight. I need
    >> to do my taxes so just bought myself a sandwich while I was at the store.
    >> I am not too thrilled about sandwiches but I can eat it while I work.
    >> And I really just didn't feel like eating pasta salad.
    >>
    >> There is a chance if she gets better she can eat some of it tomorrow and
    >> I will eat it. But the rest is likely to go to waste. I am not sure how
    >> long it will keep. Assuming she is going to dance on Friday, we will go
    >> out to eat after and then grocery shopping. And Sat. we spend with my
    >> parents who go out to eat. I suppose if it makes it till Sun. we could
    >> eat the rest of it then. But I don't know if it will. At least I only
    >> made 4 servings. I didn't put everything that I normally put in it
    >> because that would just make too much. But it just seems like such a
    >> waste of my time to make it all and then not have it get eaten. Plus the
    >> cost of all the veggies that went into it. When I make this I use mostly
    >> veggies and just a little pasta.
    >>
    >> So does this happen to you? I'm sure it would happen to everyone at some
    >> time or other but... It seems to happen to us more times than I would
    >> like. Perhaps because I am so careful to plan out our meals. I want to
    >> make sure we have enough food for the week but not too much food. And
    >> because it is fresh food it just doesn't keep.
    >>
    >>

    > Yes, since there are only two of us in the house now, things expire before
    > we have a chance to finish it..like bacon, eggs, some boxed items. I have
    > a large freezer so the food in there keeps pretty well...but I still have
    > times when I have to clean old food out of the freezer.


    I need to clean out my freezer. I only got it in June so it's not too bad
    but it needs to be defrosted.

    Mostly there is just the two of us now and we really don't seem to eat very
    much. I have to be careful what I buy. I no longer buy any food for my
    husband unless I know he is coming home. Trying not to buy too much for him
    can be a problem. He does eat soooo much! I will buy what I think will
    last a week but it's gone in 2 or 3 days. The big problem occurs close to
    when he leaves. I either seem not to buy enough stuff or the right stuff or
    I overestimate and buy too much. And what he eats is pretty much the
    opposite of what we eat. We could live off of veggies and cheese. He wants
    meat and junk food.



  4. #4
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: Do you ever have to waste food?

    i am ocd or whatever about food waste so it rarely happens to us, it used to
    until i started really watching it, food is one of the few places you can
    actually save money in your budget, its work but it can be done... the dh
    will eat almost anything as i can if needs be.

    a small side comment, one of your issues, from your writing seems to be the
    expiri dates on packages, that is a selling gimmick/legal protection for the
    producers/sellers, most foods are fine well past their labeled date, you
    must use your nose/eyes to eat these foods but honestly its really not
    critical to keep by them, if it tastes fresh then it is... bear in mind i
    say this selling food... much of which has these dates and i am prohibited
    from selling it, but i often bring it home and we eat it or give it away and
    its all fine as long as the package is sealed...

    the most stunning example of this is yogurt, its good forever and if still
    sealed can be a generational thing, lol, Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jgct52$bp1$[email protected]..
    > At my parent's house it always seems to be chicken. My mom will buy it or
    > take it out of the freezer and then for one reason or another they keep
    > going out to eat instead of cooking the chicken. And then it is expired
    > and then she has to throw it away. That doesn't happen to me with meat.
    > If I have meat in uch a situation, I will just cook it and stick it in the
    > freezer. If it is hamburger I may give it taco seasoning. The meat then
    > may or may not get eaten from my freezer, so yeah, it may still get
    > wasted. But we do try to eat it at some point.
    >
    > This week? It's pasta salad. I went through my cupboard where I keep
    > pasta, rice, instant mashed potatoes and some packets of cheese sauce
    > powder which I have never used. It is a small cupboard. I could have
    > sworn that I went through it at the start of school but in it was a box of
    > Life Cereal that I had bought for my husband. Expired in 2010. He no
    > longer eats cereal of any kind so I thought I had gotten rid of it all.
    > It was essentially an empty box with only crumbs left in it. I did have
    > to throw out a small amount of stuff which I could swear that I purchased
    > since the start of school. Perhaps it was close to being expired or
    > expired when I bought it. It did come from Big Lots. That was only $2.00
    > worth of food so no great loss.
    >
    > But I do have some things that are going to expire in a few months. And
    > there was a box of quinoa pasta with no expiration date on it but I know
    > it is at least a year old because my health food store no longer sells it
    > that way. They buy it in bulk and package it up. I knew I needed to use
    > it so planned to make pasta salad for tonight and tomorrow night.
    >
    > But then Angela got sick. Started last week on Thu. I assumed it was
    > only a one day thing. She seemed better on Fri. and Sat. although she
    > said she did have a little of the big D on those days but apparently not
    > enough to bother to tell me.
    >
    > But Sunday? We had purchased a gluten free taco pizza from Garlic Jim's.
    > We sat there while they made it. Angela heard them talking about it and
    > was pleased that they told us they couldn't put the normal chips on there
    > because they weren't gluten free. She was happy that they were being so
    > careful with her food. But then about 2 hours after she ate it she got
    > the big D again and I do mean BIG! This lead me to believe that maybe it
    > wasn't really gluten free. Or it somehow got cross contaminated. Because
    > that is one of her symptoms when she eats wheat. She was convinced that
    > it was fine because she watched them make it and the crust didn't look
    > like a wheat crust. We have gotten pizza from them for my husband so we
    > know what it looks like.
    >
    > Monday and Tues. she was no better. She missed school. Took her to the
    > Walk In Clinic after I had my mammogram and that Dr. felt it was just
    > gastroenteritis because a lot of that has been going around in the school.
    >
    > She got better but then late last night it struck again! She had to go to
    > school today. School has been all messed up what with them missing a week
    > of school due to snow. She missed a math test yesterday but can't retake
    > it till Fri. due to her math teacher being out for an emergency type
    > operation on a broken arm due to playing soccer. Oh joy! And she had
    > very important paperwork to turn in to her gym teacher about a schedule
    > change and also the makeup sheets of her physical activities for the days
    > she missed due to whooping cough. The end of the semester has been
    > changed due to the snow so all of this had to have been done by Thu. Not
    > sure about the math test but I guess that will all be sorted out.
    >
    > I did tell her if she had the big D at school to call me and I would come
    > get her. She only needed to make it through till lunch. Well...
    > Apparently she did have at school and didn't call me. Grrr... And now
    > she is very sick again. I may have to take her to the pediatrician.
    >
    > Anyway... I made her the pasta salad last night but don't dare give it to
    > her now because of all the veggies in it. And I am not so sure how easily
    > quinoa digests. I gave her turkey breast and plain rice and I also bought
    > more applesauce, some lactose free yogurt and bananas. The Dr. was
    > concerned about her BG but did say this was the best sort of diet for her
    > to eat. So now I have this big container of pasta salad that probably
    > won't get eaten. I didn't feel like eating it tonight. I need to do my
    > taxes so just bought myself a sandwich while I was at the store. I am not
    > too thrilled about sandwiches but I can eat it while I work. And I really
    > just didn't feel like eating pasta salad.
    >
    > There is a chance if she gets better she can eat some of it tomorrow and I
    > will eat it. But the rest is likely to go to waste. I am not sure how
    > long it will keep. Assuming she is going to dance on Friday, we will go
    > out to eat after and then grocery shopping. And Sat. we spend with my
    > parents who go out to eat. I suppose if it makes it till Sun. we could
    > eat the rest of it then. But I don't know if it will. At least I only
    > made 4 servings. I didn't put everything that I normally put in it
    > because that would just make too much. But it just seems like such a
    > waste of my time to make it all and then not have it get eaten. Plus the
    > cost of all the veggies that went into it. When I make this I use mostly
    > veggies and just a little pasta.
    >
    > So does this happen to you? I'm sure it would happen to everyone at some
    > time or other but... It seems to happen to us more times than I would
    > like. Perhaps because I am so careful to plan out our meals. I want to
    > make sure we have enough food for the week but not too much food. And
    > because it is fresh food it just doesn't keep.
    >




  5. #5
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: Do you ever have to waste food?

    something my mother taught me was that i should put the close dated things
    on the counter in plain veiw so we will use them before others, it works to
    some degree, i always clean out the freezer, or did anyway every six months
    so i could defrost it, that kept it clean and food waste down, Lee
    "Jacquie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:jgct52$bp1$[email protected]..
    >> At my parent's house it always seems to be chicken. My mom will buy it
    >> or take it out of the freezer and then for one reason or another they
    >> keep going out to eat instead of cooking the chicken. And then it is
    >> expired and then she has to throw it away. That doesn't happen to me
    >> with meat. If I have meat in such a situation, I will just cook it and
    >> stick it in the freezer. If it is hamburger I may give it taco
    >> seasoning. The meat then may or may not get eaten from my freezer, so
    >> yeah, it may still get wasted. But we do try to eat it at some point.
    >>
    >> This week? It's pasta salad. I went through my cupboard where I keep
    >> pasta, rice, instant mashed potatoes and some packets of cheese sauce
    >> powder which I have never used. It is a small cupboard. I could have
    >> sworn that I went through it at the start of school but in it was a box
    >> of Life Cereal that I had bought for my husband. Expired in 2010. He no
    >> longer eats cereal of any kind so I thought I had gotten rid of it all.
    >> It was essentially an empty box with only crumbs left in it. I did have
    >> to throw out a small amount of stuff which I could swear that I purchased
    >> since the start of school. Perhaps it was close to being expired or
    >> expired when I bought it. It did come from Big Lots. That was only
    >> $2.00 worth of food so no great loss.
    >>
    >> But I do have some things that are going to expire in a few months. And
    >> there was a box of quinoa pasta with no expiration date on it but I know
    >> it is at least a year old because my health food store no longer sells it
    >> that way. They buy it in bulk and package it up. I knew I needed to use
    >> it so planned to make pasta salad for tonight and tomorrow night.
    >>
    >> But then Angela got sick. Started last week on Thu. I assumed it was
    >> only a one day thing. She seemed better on Fri. and Sat. although she
    >> said she did have a little of the big D on those days but apparently not
    >> enough to bother to tell me.
    >>
    >> But Sunday? We had purchased a gluten free taco pizza from Garlic Jim's.
    >> We sat there while they made it. Angela heard them talking about it and
    >> was pleased that they told us they couldn't put the normal chips on there
    >> because they weren't gluten free. She was happy that they were being so
    >> careful with her food. But then about 2 hours after she ate it she got
    >> the big D again and I do mean BIG! This lead me to believe that maybe it
    >> wasn't really gluten free. Or it somehow got cross contaminated.
    >> Because that is one of her symptoms when she eats wheat. She was
    >> convinced that it was fine because she watched them make it and the crust
    >> didn't look like a wheat crust. We have gotten pizza from them for my
    >> husband so we know what it looks like.
    >>
    >> Monday and Tues. she was no better. She missed school. Took her to the
    >> Walk In Clinic after I had my mammogram and that Dr. felt it was just
    >> gastroenteritis because a lot of that has been going around in the
    >> school.
    >>
    >> She got better but then late last night it struck again! She had to go
    >> to school today. School has been all messed up what with them missing a
    >> week of school due to snow. She missed a math test yesterday but can't
    >> retake it till Fri. due to her math teacher being out for an emergency
    >> type operation on a broken arm due to playing soccer. Oh joy! And she
    >> had very important paperwork to turn in to her gym teacher about a
    >> schedule change and also the makeup sheets of her physical activities for
    >> the days she missed due to whooping cough. The end of the semester has
    >> been changed due to the snow so all of this had to have been done by Thu.
    >> Not sure about the math test but I guess that will all be sorted out.
    >>
    >> I did tell her if she had the big D at school to call me and I would come
    >> get her. She only needed to make it through till lunch. Well...
    >> Apparently she did have at school and didn't call me. Grrr... And now
    >> she is very sick again. I may have to take her to the pediatrician.
    >>
    >> Anyway... I made her the pasta salad last night but don't dare give it
    >> to her now because of all the veggies in it. And I am not so sure how
    >> easily quinoa digests. I gave her turkey breast and plain rice and I
    >> also bought more applesauce, some lactose free yogurt and bananas. The
    >> Dr. was concerned about her BG but did say this was the best sort of diet
    >> for her to eat. So now I have this big container of pasta salad that
    >> probably won't get eaten. I didn't feel like eating it tonight. I need
    >> to do my taxes so just bought myself a sandwich while I was at the store.
    >> I am not too thrilled about sandwiches but I can eat it while I work.
    >> And I really just didn't feel like eating pasta salad.
    >>
    >> There is a chance if she gets better she can eat some of it tomorrow and
    >> I will eat it. But the rest is likely to go to waste. I am not sure how
    >> long it will keep. Assuming she is going to dance on Friday, we will go
    >> out to eat after and then grocery shopping. And Sat. we spend with my
    >> parents who go out to eat. I suppose if it makes it till Sun. we could
    >> eat the rest of it then. But I don't know if it will. At least I only
    >> made 4 servings. I didn't put everything that I normally put in it
    >> because that would just make too much. But it just seems like such a
    >> waste of my time to make it all and then not have it get eaten. Plus the
    >> cost of all the veggies that went into it. When I make this I use mostly
    >> veggies and just a little pasta.
    >>
    >> So does this happen to you? I'm sure it would happen to everyone at some
    >> time or other but... It seems to happen to us more times than I would
    >> like. Perhaps because I am so careful to plan out our meals. I want to
    >> make sure we have enough food for the week but not too much food. And
    >> because it is fresh food it just doesn't keep.
    >>
    >>

    > Yes, since there are only two of us in the house now, things expire before
    > we have a chance to finish it..like bacon, eggs, some boxed items. I have
    > a large freezer so the food in there keeps pretty well...but I still have
    > times when I have to clean old food out of the freezer.
    >




  6. #6
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Do you ever have to waste food?


    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >i am ocd or whatever about food waste so it rarely happens to us, it used
    >to until i started really watching it, food is one of the few places you
    >can actually save money in your budget, its work but it can be done... the
    >dh will eat almost anything as i can if needs be.
    >
    > a small side comment, one of your issues, from your writing seems to be
    > the expiri dates on packages, that is a selling gimmick/legal protection
    > for the producers/sellers, most foods are fine well past their labeled
    > date, you must use your nose/eyes to eat these foods but honestly its
    > really not critical to keep by them, if it tastes fresh then it is... bear
    > in mind i say this selling food... much of which has these dates and i am
    > prohibited from selling it, but i often bring it home and we eat it or
    > give it away and its all fine as long as the package is sealed...
    >
    > the most stunning example of this is yogurt, its good forever and if still
    > sealed can be a generational thing, lol, Lee


    I don't know about the yogurt. I don't eat it but Angela has had some that
    was expired and it was very badly separated. She doesn't eat the kind with
    fruit in it so it should all be the same texture. It wasn't.



  7. #7
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Do you ever have to waste food?


    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > something my mother taught me was that i should put the close dated things
    > on the counter in plain veiw so we will use them before others, it works
    > to some degree, i always clean out the freezer, or did anyway every six
    > months so i could defrost it, that kept it clean and food waste down, Lee


    I do that too when I notice them.



  8. #8
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: Do you ever have to waste food?

    using your judgement is of course required, and the closer to natural/less
    chemicals you get the more likely it is to seperate, Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jgf2if$5an$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >>i am ocd or whatever about food waste so it rarely happens to us, it used
    >>to until i started really watching it, food is one of the few places you
    >>can actually save money in your budget, its work but it can be done... the
    >>dh will eat almost anything as i can if needs be.
    >>
    >> a small side comment, one of your issues, from your writing seems to be
    >> the expiri dates on packages, that is a selling gimmick/legal protection
    >> for the producers/sellers, most foods are fine well past their labeled
    >> date, you must use your nose/eyes to eat these foods but honestly its
    >> really not critical to keep by them, if it tastes fresh then it is...
    >> bear in mind i say this selling food... much of which has these dates and
    >> i am prohibited from selling it, but i often bring it home and we eat it
    >> or give it away and its all fine as long as the package is sealed...
    >>
    >> the most stunning example of this is yogurt, its good forever and if
    >> still sealed can be a generational thing, lol, Lee

    >
    > I don't know about the yogurt. I don't eat it but Angela has had some
    > that was expired and it was very badly separated. She doesn't eat the
    > kind with fruit in it so it should all be the same texture. It wasn't.
    >




  9. #9
    Alice Faber Guest

    Default Re: Do you ever have to waste food?

    In article <jgf2if$5an$[email protected]>,
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > >i am ocd or whatever about food waste so it rarely happens to us, it used
    > >to until i started really watching it, food is one of the few places you
    > >can actually save money in your budget, its work but it can be done... the
    > >dh will eat almost anything as i can if needs be.
    > >
    > > a small side comment, one of your issues, from your writing seems to be
    > > the expiri dates on packages, that is a selling gimmick/legal protection
    > > for the producers/sellers, most foods are fine well past their labeled
    > > date, you must use your nose/eyes to eat these foods but honestly its
    > > really not critical to keep by them, if it tastes fresh then it is... bear
    > > in mind i say this selling food... much of which has these dates and i am
    > > prohibited from selling it, but i often bring it home and we eat it or
    > > give it away and its all fine as long as the package is sealed...
    > >
    > > the most stunning example of this is yogurt, its good forever and if still
    > > sealed can be a generational thing, lol, Lee

    >
    > I don't know about the yogurt. I don't eat it but Angela has had some that
    > was expired and it was very badly separated. She doesn't eat the kind with
    > fruit in it so it should all be the same texture. It wasn't.


    Yoghurt has milk solids and whey in it. When your yoghurt separates, the
    liquid is the whey. You can just pour it off. The more expensive Greek
    yoghurt has all the whey strained out, which is why it's thicker.

    Some cheaper brands of yoghurt have gelatin or other stabilizers to
    minimize the amount of separation.

    --
    "Isn't embarrassing to quote something you didn't read and then attack
    what it didn't say?"--WG, where else but Usenet

  10. #10
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Do you ever have to waste food?


    "Alice Faber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <jgf2if$5an$[email protected]>,
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >> >i am ocd or whatever about food waste so it rarely happens to us, it
    >> >used
    >> >to until i started really watching it, food is one of the few places you
    >> >can actually save money in your budget, its work but it can be done...
    >> >the
    >> >dh will eat almost anything as i can if needs be.
    >> >
    >> > a small side comment, one of your issues, from your writing seems to be
    >> > the expiri dates on packages, that is a selling gimmick/legal
    >> > protection
    >> > for the producers/sellers, most foods are fine well past their labeled
    >> > date, you must use your nose/eyes to eat these foods but honestly its
    >> > really not critical to keep by them, if it tastes fresh then it is...
    >> > bear
    >> > in mind i say this selling food... much of which has these dates and i
    >> > am
    >> > prohibited from selling it, but i often bring it home and we eat it or
    >> > give it away and its all fine as long as the package is sealed...
    >> >
    >> > the most stunning example of this is yogurt, its good forever and if
    >> > still
    >> > sealed can be a generational thing, lol, Lee

    >>
    >> I don't know about the yogurt. I don't eat it but Angela has had some
    >> that
    >> was expired and it was very badly separated. She doesn't eat the kind
    >> with
    >> fruit in it so it should all be the same texture. It wasn't.

    >
    > Yoghurt has milk solids and whey in it. When your yoghurt separates, the
    > liquid is the whey. You can just pour it off. The more expensive Greek
    > yoghurt has all the whey strained out, which is why it's thicker.
    >
    > Some cheaper brands of yoghurt have gelatin or other stabilizers to
    > minimize the amount of separation.


    Well, she won't eat it if it is that way.



  11. #11
    Alice Faber Guest

    Default Re: Do you ever have to waste food?

    In article <jgf9nk$flj$[email protected]>,
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Alice Faber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > In article <jgf2if$5an$[email protected]>,
    > > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >> news:[email protected]..
    > >> >i am ocd or whatever about food waste so it rarely happens to us, it
    > >> >used
    > >> >to until i started really watching it, food is one of the few places you
    > >> >can actually save money in your budget, its work but it can be done...
    > >> >the
    > >> >dh will eat almost anything as i can if needs be.
    > >> >
    > >> > a small side comment, one of your issues, from your writing seems to be
    > >> > the expiri dates on packages, that is a selling gimmick/legal
    > >> > protection
    > >> > for the producers/sellers, most foods are fine well past their labeled
    > >> > date, you must use your nose/eyes to eat these foods but honestly its
    > >> > really not critical to keep by them, if it tastes fresh then it is...
    > >> > bear
    > >> > in mind i say this selling food... much of which has these dates and i
    > >> > am
    > >> > prohibited from selling it, but i often bring it home and we eat it or
    > >> > give it away and its all fine as long as the package is sealed...
    > >> >
    > >> > the most stunning example of this is yogurt, its good forever and if
    > >> > still
    > >> > sealed can be a generational thing, lol, Lee
    > >>
    > >> I don't know about the yogurt. I don't eat it but Angela has had some
    > >> that
    > >> was expired and it was very badly separated. She doesn't eat the kind
    > >> with
    > >> fruit in it so it should all be the same texture. It wasn't.

    > >
    > > Yoghurt has milk solids and whey in it. When your yoghurt separates, the
    > > liquid is the whey. You can just pour it off. The more expensive Greek
    > > yoghurt has all the whey strained out, which is why it's thicker.
    > >
    > > Some cheaper brands of yoghurt have gelatin or other stabilizers to
    > > minimize the amount of separation.

    >
    > Well, she won't eat it if it is that way.


    Just pour off the liquid then.

    --
    "Isn't embarrassing to quote something you didn't read and then attack
    what it didn't say?"--WG, where else but Usenet

  12. #12
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Do you ever have to waste food?


    "Alice Faber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <jgf9nk$flj$[email protected]>,
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> "Alice Faber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >> > In article <jgf2if$5an$[email protected]>,
    >> > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> >> news:[email protected]..
    >> >> >i am ocd or whatever about food waste so it rarely happens to us, it
    >> >> >used
    >> >> >to until i started really watching it, food is one of the few places
    >> >> >you
    >> >> >can actually save money in your budget, its work but it can be
    >> >> >done...
    >> >> >the
    >> >> >dh will eat almost anything as i can if needs be.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > a small side comment, one of your issues, from your writing seems to
    >> >> > be
    >> >> > the expiri dates on packages, that is a selling gimmick/legal
    >> >> > protection
    >> >> > for the producers/sellers, most foods are fine well past their
    >> >> > labeled
    >> >> > date, you must use your nose/eyes to eat these foods but honestly
    >> >> > its
    >> >> > really not critical to keep by them, if it tastes fresh then it
    >> >> > is...
    >> >> > bear
    >> >> > in mind i say this selling food... much of which has these dates and
    >> >> > i
    >> >> > am
    >> >> > prohibited from selling it, but i often bring it home and we eat it
    >> >> > or
    >> >> > give it away and its all fine as long as the package is sealed...
    >> >> >
    >> >> > the most stunning example of this is yogurt, its good forever and if
    >> >> > still
    >> >> > sealed can be a generational thing, lol, Lee
    >> >>
    >> >> I don't know about the yogurt. I don't eat it but Angela has had some
    >> >> that
    >> >> was expired and it was very badly separated. She doesn't eat the kind
    >> >> with
    >> >> fruit in it so it should all be the same texture. It wasn't.
    >> >
    >> > Yoghurt has milk solids and whey in it. When your yoghurt separates,
    >> > the
    >> > liquid is the whey. You can just pour it off. The more expensive Greek
    >> > yoghurt has all the whey strained out, which is why it's thicker.
    >> >
    >> > Some cheaper brands of yoghurt have gelatin or other stabilizers to
    >> > minimize the amount of separation.

    >>
    >> Well, she won't eat it if it is that way.

    >
    > Just pour off the liquid then.


    As I said... She won't eat it.



  13. #13
    W. Baker Guest

    Default Re: Do you ever have to waste food?

    Julie Bove <[email protected]> wrote:

    : "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    : news:[email protected]..
    : >i am ocd or whatever about food waste so it rarely happens to us, it used
    : >to until i started really watching it, food is one of the few places you
    : >can actually save money in your budget, its work but it can be done... the
    : >dh will eat almost anything as i can if needs be.
    : >
    : > a small side comment, one of your issues, from your writing seems to be
    : > the expiri dates on packages, that is a selling gimmick/legal protection
    : > for the producers/sellers, most foods are fine well past their labeled
    : > date, you must use your nose/eyes to eat these foods but honestly its
    : > really not critical to keep by them, if it tastes fresh then it is... bear
    : > in mind i say this selling food... much of which has these dates and i am
    : > prohibited from selling it, but i often bring it home and we eat it or
    : > give it away and its all fine as long as the package is sealed...
    : >
    : > the most stunning example of this is yogurt, its good forever and if still
    : > sealed can be a generational thing, lol, Lee

    : I don't know about the yogurt. I don't eat it but Angela has had some that
    : was expired and it was very badly separated. She doesn't eat the kind with
    : fruit in it so it should all be the same texture. It wasn't.

    Whey separates from the solids in yogurt awithin a day after i open a
    quart. Not problem with that. Only if you see , after a while, off color
    o smell, etc.


    Wendy

  14. #14
    W. Baker Guest

    Default Re: Do you ever have to waste food?

    Julie Bove <[email protected]> wrote:

    : "Alice Faber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    : news:[email protected]..
    : > In article <jgf2if$5an$[email protected]>,
    : > "Julie Bove" <juliebove@fro[email protected]> wrote:
    : >
    : >> "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    : >> news:[email protected]..
    : >> >i am ocd or whatever about food waste so it rarely happens to us, it
    : >> >used
    : >> >to until i started really watching it, food is one of the few places you
    : >> >can actually save money in your budget, its work but it can be done...
    : >> >the
    : >> >dh will eat almost anything as i can if needs be.
    : >> >
    : >> > a small side comment, one of your issues, from your writing seems to be
    : >> > the expiri dates on packages, that is a selling gimmick/legal
    : >> > protection
    : >> > for the producers/sellers, most foods are fine well past their labeled
    : >> > date, you must use your nose/eyes to eat these foods but honestly its
    : >> > really not critical to keep by them, if it tastes fresh then it is...
    : >> > bear
    : >> > in mind i say this selling food... much of which has these dates and i
    : >> > am
    : >> > prohibited from selling it, but i often bring it home and we eat it or
    : >> > give it away and its all fine as long as the package is sealed...
    : >> >
    : >> > the most stunning example of this is yogurt, its good forever and if
    : >> > still
    : >> > sealed can be a generational thing, lol, Lee
    : >>
    : >> I don't know about the yogurt. I don't eat it but Angela has had some
    : >> that
    : >> was expired and it was very badly separated. She doesn't eat the kind
    : >> with
    : >> fruit in it so it should all be the same texture. It wasn't.
    : >
    : > Yoghurt has milk solids and whey in it. When your yoghurt separates, the
    : > liquid is the whey. You can just pour it off. The more expensive Greek
    : > yoghurt has all the whey strained out, which is why it's thicker.
    : >
    : > Some cheaper brands of yoghurt have gelatin or other stabilizers to
    : > minimize the amount of separation.

    : Well, she won't eat it if it is that way.

    Tell her to either pour off the whey or sir it with a spoon. Tht's what I
    do as I use pints or quarts which take a while to finish it is a constant
    condition. I spoon the yogurt on top of my berries at breakfast.

    Wendy

  15. #15
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Do you ever have to waste food?


    "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jgfebk$jfu$[email protected]..
    > Julie Bove <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > : "Alice Faber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > : news:[email protected]..
    > : > In article <jgf2if$5an$[email protected]>,
    > : > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > : >
    > : >> "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > : >> news:[email protected]..
    > : >> >i am ocd or whatever about food waste so it rarely happens to us, it
    > : >> >used
    > : >> >to until i started really watching it, food is one of the few places
    > you
    > : >> >can actually save money in your budget, its work but it can be
    > done...
    > : >> >the
    > : >> >dh will eat almost anything as i can if needs be.
    > : >> >
    > : >> > a small side comment, one of your issues, from your writing seems
    > to be
    > : >> > the expiri dates on packages, that is a selling gimmick/legal
    > : >> > protection
    > : >> > for the producers/sellers, most foods are fine well past their
    > labeled
    > : >> > date, you must use your nose/eyes to eat these foods but honestly
    > its
    > : >> > really not critical to keep by them, if it tastes fresh then it
    > is...
    > : >> > bear
    > : >> > in mind i say this selling food... much of which has these dates
    > and i
    > : >> > am
    > : >> > prohibited from selling it, but i often bring it home and we eat it
    > or
    > : >> > give it away and its all fine as long as the package is sealed...
    > : >> >
    > : >> > the most stunning example of this is yogurt, its good forever and
    > if
    > : >> > still
    > : >> > sealed can be a generational thing, lol, Lee
    > : >>
    > : >> I don't know about the yogurt. I don't eat it but Angela has had
    > some
    > : >> that
    > : >> was expired and it was very badly separated. She doesn't eat the
    > kind
    > : >> with
    > : >> fruit in it so it should all be the same texture. It wasn't.
    > : >
    > : > Yoghurt has milk solids and whey in it. When your yoghurt separates,
    > the
    > : > liquid is the whey. You can just pour it off. The more expensive Greek
    > : > yoghurt has all the whey strained out, which is why it's thicker.
    > : >
    > : > Some cheaper brands of yoghurt have gelatin or other stabilizers to
    > : > minimize the amount of separation.
    >
    > : Well, she won't eat it if it is that way.
    >
    > Tell her to either pour off the whey or sir it with a spoon. Tht's what I
    > do as I use pints or quarts which take a while to finish it is a constant
    > condition. I spoon the yogurt on top of my berries at breakfast.


    Nope. She won't eat it at all.



  16. #16
    Peppermint Patootie Guest

    Default Re: Do you ever have to waste food?

    In article <jgfbn9$omg$[email protected]>,
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > "Alice Faber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > In article <jgf9nk$flj$[email protected]>,
    > > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >> "Alice Faber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >> news:[email protected]..
    > >> >
    > >> > Yoghurt has milk solids and whey in it. When your yoghurt separates,
    > >> > the
    > >> > liquid is the whey. You can just pour it off. The more expensive Greek
    > >> > yoghurt has all the whey strained out, which is why it's thicker.
    > >> >
    > >> > Some cheaper brands of yoghurt have gelatin or other stabilizers to
    > >> > minimize the amount of separation.
    > >>
    > >> Well, she won't eat it if it is that way.

    > >
    > > Just pour off the liquid then.

    >
    > As I said... She won't eat it.


    Pour off the liquid before she sees it.

    PP
    --
    "What you fail to understand is that criticising established authority by means
    of argument and evidence is a crucial aspect of how science works."
    - Chris Malcolm

  17. #17
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Do you ever have to waste food?


    "Peppermint Patootie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > In article <jgfbn9$omg$[email protected]>,
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> "Alice Faber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >> > In article <jgf9nk$flj$[email protected]>,
    >> > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> >> "Alice Faber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> >> news:[email protected]..
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Yoghurt has milk solids and whey in it. When your yoghurt separates,
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > liquid is the whey. You can just pour it off. The more expensive
    >> >> > Greek
    >> >> > yoghurt has all the whey strained out, which is why it's thicker.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Some cheaper brands of yoghurt have gelatin or other stabilizers to
    >> >> > minimize the amount of separation.
    >> >>
    >> >> Well, she won't eat it if it is that way.
    >> >
    >> > Just pour off the liquid then.

    >>
    >> As I said... She won't eat it.

    >
    > Pour off the liquid before she sees it.


    No. She won't eat food with an old expiration date.



  18. #18
    W. Baker Guest

    Default Re: Do you ever have to waste food?

    Julie Bove <[email protected]> wrote:

    : "Peppermint Patootie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    : news[email protected]..
    : > In article <jgfbn9$omg$[email protected]>,
    : > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    : >> "Alice Faber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    : >> news:[email protected]..
    : >> > In article <jgf9nk$flj$[email protected]>,
    : >> > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    : >> >> "Alice Faber" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    : >> >> news:[email protected]..
    : >> >> >
    : >> >> > Yoghurt has milk solids and whey in it. When your yoghurt separates,
    : >> >> > the
    : >> >> > liquid is the whey. You can just pour it off. The more expensive
    : >> >> > Greek
    : >> >> > yoghurt has all the whey strained out, which is why it's thicker.
    : >> >> >
    : >> >> > Some cheaper brands of yoghurt have gelatin or other stabilizers to
    : >> >> > minimize the amount of separation.
    : >> >>
    : >> >> Well, she won't eat it if it is that way.
    : >> >
    : >> > Just pour off the liquid then.
    : >>
    : >> As I said... She won't eat it.
    : >
    : > Pour off the liquid before she sees it.

    : No. She won't eat food with an old expiration date.
    My yogurt uusually separates well before any expiration date.
    You might also let her know that expiration dates do not necessarily mean
    that food is bad but she can trust her nose and eyes to check that the
    food is ok. Food well before the eapration date can go bad if it has been
    badly handled "behind the scenes" at teh store or earlier, so nose and
    eyes are always good to use.

    Wendy


  19. #19
    Susan Guest

    Default Re: Do you ever have to waste food?

    x-no-archive: yes

    On 2/6/2012 6:32 PM, W. Baker wrote:

    > My yogurt uusually separates well before any expiration date.
    > You might also let her know that expiration dates do not necessarily mean
    > that food is bad but she can trust her nose and eyes to check that the
    > food is ok. Food well before the eapration date can go bad if it has been
    > badly handled "behind the scenes" at teh store or earlier, so nose and
    > eyes are always good to use.


    Unless the containers says "dispose of" after the date, it's a sell by
    date, or a best by date, not a sudden turn to rotten date.

    Susan


  20. #20
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Do you ever have to waste food?


    "W. Baker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jgpnts$1ia$[email protected]..
    > Julie Bove <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > : "Peppermint Patootie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > : newseppermint_patootie-C5DFC7.17012506022012@news.individual.net...
    > : > In article <jgfbn9$omg$1@dont-email.me>,
    > : > "Julie Bove" <juliebove@frontier.com> wrote:
    > : >> "Alice Faber" <afaber@panix.com> wrote in message
    > : >> news:afaber-A67449.19344902022012@news.panix.com...
    > : >> > In article <jgf9nk$flj$1@dont-email.me>,
    > : >> > "Julie Bove" <juliebove@frontier.com> wrote:
    > : >> >> "Alice Faber" <afaber@panix.com> wrote in message
    > : >> >> news:afaber-3FEE24.19172202022012@news.panix.com...
    > : >> >> >
    > : >> >> > Yoghurt has milk solids and whey in it. When your yoghurt
    > separates,
    > : >> >> > the
    > : >> >> > liquid is the whey. You can just pour it off. The more expensive
    > : >> >> > Greek
    > : >> >> > yoghurt has all the whey strained out, which is why it's
    > thicker.
    > : >> >> >
    > : >> >> > Some cheaper brands of yoghurt have gelatin or other stabilizers
    > to
    > : >> >> > minimize the amount of separation.
    > : >> >>
    > : >> >> Well, she won't eat it if it is that way.
    > : >> >
    > : >> > Just pour off the liquid then.
    > : >>
    > : >> As I said... She won't eat it.
    > : >
    > : > Pour off the liquid before she sees it.
    >
    > : No. She won't eat food with an old expiration date.
    > My yogurt uusually separates well before any expiration date.
    > You might also let her know that expiration dates do not necessarily mean
    > that food is bad but she can trust her nose and eyes to check that the
    > food is ok. Food well before the eapration date can go bad if it has been
    > badly handled "behind the scenes" at teh store or earlier, so nose and
    > eyes are always good to use.


    Heavens no! We do not go by that. We go by expiration dates. Eyes and
    nose are no good in that respect. I know people who have gotten very sick
    from eating expired food that smelled, looked and tasted fine to them.



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