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  1. #1
    john east Guest

    Default Tin of mackerel too big

    When we buy mackerel in tins we normally now pay about 89p for one of those
    small rectangular 120gm tins. But we noticed in our big Tesco store some
    good tasting big tins of mackerel (about 400gm or so,) for about 1.30 which
    is much better value for money.

    The problem is it's too much for us to eat all at one go. Would it possible
    to freeze say half the tin, or is it out of the question to freeze tinned
    foods like this? Thanks



  2. #2
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Tin of mackerel too big

    On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 07:43:31 +0100, john east wrote:

    > When we buy mackerel in tins we normally now pay about 89p for one of those
    > small rectangular 120gm tins. But we noticed in our big Tesco store some
    > good tasting big tins of mackerel (about 400gm or so,) for about 1.30 which
    > is much better value for money.
    >
    > The problem is it's too much for us to eat all at one go. Would it possible
    > to freeze say half the tin, or is it out of the question to freeze tinned
    > foods like this? Thanks


    Just make some tuna-like salad and eat it in the next 3 days.

    Why are so many people afraid to eat something within a few days? Why
    bother fretting about it? I go through my fridge every day and see
    what's "mustgovian", and if so, I make something of it. (And eat it,
    duh).

    US$.80 worth of mackerel would be the least of my problems. I've got
    a pound of semi-fresh "fig nuggets" I need to use up. Now THAT is
    something worth fretting about. I HATE figs. This is going to be
    tough. Trade ya?

    -sw

  3. #3
    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    "john east" wrote:
    >
    >When we buy mackerel in tins we normally now pay about 89p for one of those
    >small rectangular 120gm tins. But we noticed in our big Tesco store some
    >good tasting big tins of mackerel (about 400gm or so,) for about 1.30 which
    >is much better value for money.
    >
    >The problem is it's too much for us to eat all at one go. Would it possible
    >to freeze say half the tin, or is it out of the question to freeze tinned
    >foods like this?


    I'd buy like 2-3 large tins and make croquettes, eat some now and they
    also freeze well... of course with cats tinned fish goes bye bye fast.
    I happen to like tinned mackerel, it's actually better than the tinned
    tuna of late.

  4. #4
    Bryan Guest

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    On Apr 18, 2:21*am, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 07:43:31 +0100, john east wrote:
    > > When we buy mackerel in tins we normally now pay about 89p for one of those
    > > small rectangular 120gm tins. But we noticed in our big Tesco store some
    > > good tasting big tins of mackerel (about 400gm or so,) for about 1.30 which
    > > is much better value for money.

    >
    > > The problem is it's too much for us to eat all at one go. *Would it possible
    > > to freeze say half the tin, or is it out of the question to freeze tinned
    > > foods like this? Thanks

    >
    > Just make some tuna-like salad and eat it in the next 3 days.
    >
    > Why are so many people afraid to eat something within a few days? *Why
    > bother fretting about it? *I go through my fridge every day and see
    > what's "mustgovian", and if so, I make something of it. *(And eat it,
    > duh).
    >
    > US$.80 worth of mackerel would be the least of my problems. *I've got
    > a pound of semi-fresh "fig nuggets" I need to use up. *Now THAT is
    > something worth fretting about. *I HATE figs. *This is going to be
    > tough. *Trade ya?


    How did someone who hates figs end up with a pound of fig nuggets?
    >
    > -sw


    --Bryan, who also hates figs

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    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: Tin of mackerel too big

    On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 08:37:29 -0400, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:

    >"john east" wrote:
    >>
    >>When we buy mackerel in tins we normally now pay about 89p for one of those
    >>small rectangular 120gm tins. But we noticed in our big Tesco store some
    >>good tasting big tins of mackerel (about 400gm or so,) for about 1.30 which
    >>is much better value for money.
    >>
    >>The problem is it's too much for us to eat all at one go. Would it possible
    >>to freeze say half the tin, or is it out of the question to freeze tinned
    >>foods like this?

    >
    >I'd buy like 2-3 large tins and make croquettes, eat some now and they
    >also freeze well... of course with cats tinned fish goes bye bye fast.
    >I happen to like tinned mackerel, it's actually better than the tinned
    >tuna of late.


    Canned mackerel is cat food, Sheldon! Ick!

    I mean, I'd eat it if I were starving, but just!!

    John Kuthe...

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    Bryan Guest

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    On Apr 18, 8:49*am, John Kuthe <JohnKu...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 08:37:29 -0400, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > >"john east" wrote:

    >
    > >>When we buy mackerel in tins we normally now pay about 89p for one of those
    > >>small rectangular 120gm tins. But we noticed in our big Tesco store some
    > >>good tasting big tins of mackerel (about 400gm or so,) for about 1.30 which
    > >>is much better value for money.

    >
    > >>The problem is it's too much for us to eat all at one go. *Would it possible
    > >>to freeze say half the tin, or is it out of the question to freeze tinned
    > >>foods like this?

    >
    > >I'd buy like 2-3 large tins and make croquettes, eat some now and they
    > >also freeze well... of course with cats tinned fish goes bye bye fast.
    > >I happen to like tinned mackerel, it's actually better than the tinned
    > >tuna of late.

    >
    > Canned mackerel is cat food, Sheldon! Ick!
    >
    > I mean, I'd eat it if I were starving, but just!!


    I'm not sure my cat would even eat it unless she was starving. I'll
    happily eat sardines, and canned red salmon isn't bad. Even canned
    tuna isn't awful. Canned pink salmon pretty much crosses the line,
    but to eat canned mackerel, I'd have to be pretty down on my luck.

    It's being a Rossini morning:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7O91GDWGPU
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igLBmYY7rpo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O6APyu868o
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OloXRhesab0
    >
    > John Kuthe...


    --Bryan

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    George M. Middius Guest

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    Bryan wrote:

    > > Canned mackerel is cat food, Sheldon! Ick!


    > I'm not sure my cat would even eat it unless she was starving.


    Fancy Feast used to sell a can of mackerel, and my cats loved it.



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    Kalmia Guest

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    On Apr 18, 2:43*am, "john east" <po...@mail.invalid> wrote:
    > When we buy mackerel in tins we normally now pay about 89p for one of those
    > small rectangular 120gm tins. But we noticed in our big Tesco store some
    > good tasting big tins of mackerel (about 400gm or so,) for about 1.30 which
    > is much better value for money.
    >
    > The problem is it's too much for us to eat all at one go. *Would it possible
    > to freeze say half the tin, or is it out of the question to freeze tinned
    > foods like this? Thanks


    Is it worth fretting over this to save a little money?
    Can you mix it into some kind of a dip? Offer it to wildlife?



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    Doug Freyburger Guest

    Default Re: Tin of mackerel too big

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > john east wrote:
    >
    >> When we buy mackerel in tins we normally now pay about 89p for one of those
    >> small rectangular 120gm tins. But we noticed in our big Tesco store some
    >> good tasting big tins of mackerel (about 400gm or so,) for about 1.30 which
    >> is much better value for money.


    That's the only size I see in stores here in the US.

    >> The problem is it's too much for us to eat all at one go. Would it possible
    >> to freeze say half the tin, or is it out of the question to freeze tinned
    >> foods like this? Thanks

    >
    > Just make some tuna-like salad and eat it in the next 3 days.


    It's strong enough I would eat it one day and trash the rest. I like
    sardines but mackerel is so strong I only like it on rare occasions.
    It's way past anchovie in intensity.

  10. #10
    Bull Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:

    > "john east" wrote:
    > >
    > >When we buy mackerel in tins we normally now pay about 89p for one of those
    > >small rectangular 120gm tins. But we noticed in our big Tesco store some
    > >good tasting big tins of mackerel (about 400gm or so,) for about 1.30 which
    > >is much better value for money.
    > >
    > >The problem is it's too much for us to eat all at one go. Would it possible
    > >to freeze say half the tin, or is it out of the question to freeze tinned
    > >foods like this?

    >
    > I'd buy like 2-3 large tins and make croquettes, eat some now and they
    > also freeze well... of course with me and the cats tinned fish goes bye bye fast.
    > I happen to like tinned mackerel, it's actually better than the tinned
    > tuna of late.


    Dear bait bucket breath -- canned mackerel is not EVEN fit for human
    consumption the day after popping the top on it. DUH!

    BULL

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:01:16 +0000 (UTC), Doug Freyburger wrote:

    > It's strong enough I would eat it one day and trash the rest. I like
    > sardines but mackerel is so strong I only like it on rare occasions.
    > It's way past anchovie in intensity.


    I don't think it's that much stronger than sardines. I like strongly
    flavored foods anyway. I just had Roquefort, braunschweiger, and
    caraway rye Triscuits for lunch.

    -sw

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    Chemo the Clown Guest

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    On Apr 18, 1:47*pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:01:16 +0000 (UTC), Doug Freyburger wrote:
    > > It's strong enough I would eat it one day and trash the rest. *I like
    > > sardines but mackerel is so strong I only like it on rare occasions.
    > > It's way past anchovie in intensity.

    >
    > I don't think it's that much stronger than sardines. *I like strongly
    > flavored foods anyway. *I just had Roquefort, braunschweiger, and
    > caraway rye Triscuits for lunch.
    >
    > -sw


    Yeah, you're a real trend setter.

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    Gary Guest

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    Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    > US$.80 worth of mackerel would be the least of my problems. I've got
    > a pound of semi-fresh "fig nuggets" I need to use up. Now THAT is
    > something worth fretting about. I HATE figs. This is going to be
    > tough.


    If you hate figs, why do you have some to eat up? Why do you have them in
    the first place and why do you feel the need to eat them? Just wondering.
    That was a strange comment coming from a gourmand.

    Gary

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:24:20 -0400, Gary <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Sqwertz wrote:
    >>
    >> US$.80 worth of mackerel would be the least of my problems. I've got
    >> "fag nuggets" I need to use up. Now THAT is something worth fretting
    >> about. I HATE fags.

    >
    >If you hate figs, why do you have some to eat up? Why do you have them in
    >the first place and why do you feel the need to eat them? Just wondering.
    >That was a strange comment coming from a gourmand.
    >
    >Gary


    Try reading that again.

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:24:20 -0400, Gary wrote:

    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >>
    >> US$.80 worth of mackerel would be the least of my problems. I've got
    >> a pound of semi-fresh "fig nuggets" I need to use up. Now THAT is
    >> something worth fretting about. I HATE figs. This is going to be
    >> tough.

    >
    > If you hate figs, why do you have some to eat up? Why do you have them in
    > the first place and why do you feel the need to eat them? Just wondering.
    > That was a strange comment coming from a gourmand.


    They were given to me against my will and I'm not one to waste food.

    -sw

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    ImStillMags Guest

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    On Apr 18, 12:21*am, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 07:43:31 +0100, john east wrote:
    > > When we buy mackerel in tins we normally now pay about 89p for one of those
    > > small rectangular 120gm tins. But we noticed in our big Tesco store some
    > > good tasting big tins of mackerel (about 400gm or so,) for about 1.30 which
    > > is much better value for money.

    >
    > > The problem is it's too much for us to eat all at one go. *Would it possible
    > > to freeze say half the tin, or is it out of the question to freeze tinned
    > > foods like this? Thanks

    >
    > Just make some tuna-like salad and eat it in the next 3 days.
    >
    > Why are so many people afraid to eat something within a few days? *Why
    > bother fretting about it? *I go through my fridge every day and see
    > what's "mustgovian", and if so, I make something of it. *(And eat it,
    > duh).
    >
    > US$.80 worth of mackerel would be the least of my problems. *I've got
    > a pound of semi-fresh "fig nuggets" I need to use up. *Now THAT is
    > something worth fretting about. *I HATE figs. *This is going to be
    > tough. *Trade ya?
    >
    > -sw


    make some fig jam.....it's good

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    Bull Guest

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    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Bryan <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I've got
    > > a pound of semi-fresh "fig nuggets"



    >--Bryan, who also hates figs nuggets


    Just how big ARE these things? Maybe you could use 'em for practicing
    -------- Yankee Doodle Dandy.

    BULL

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    George M. Middius Guest

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    Chemo the Clown wrote:

    > > I don't think it's that much stronger than sardines. *I like strongly
    > > flavored foods anyway. *I just had Roquefort, braunschweiger, and
    > > caraway rye Triscuits for lunch.


    > Yeah, you're a real trend setter.


    Probably a heavy smoker.



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    Pico Rico Guest

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    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:24:20 -0400, Gary wrote:
    >
    >> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>>
    >>> US$.80 worth of mackerel would be the least of my problems. I've got
    >>> a pound of semi-fresh "fig nuggets" I need to use up. Now THAT is
    >>> something worth fretting about. I HATE figs. This is going to be
    >>> tough.

    >>
    >> If you hate figs, why do you have some to eat up? Why do you have them in
    >> the first place and why do you feel the need to eat them? Just
    >> wondering.
    >> That was a strange comment coming from a gourmand.

    >
    > They were given to me against my will and I'm not one to waste food.
    >
    > -sw


    give it to somebody else against their will.



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    Pico Rico Guest

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    "Bull" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:bull[email protected]..
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    >
    >> "john east" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >When we buy mackerel in tins we normally now pay about 89p for one of
    >> >those
    >> >small rectangular 120gm tins. But we noticed in our big Tesco store some
    >> >good tasting big tins of mackerel (about 400gm or so,) for about 1.30
    >> >which
    >> >is much better value for money.
    >> >
    >> >The problem is it's too much for us to eat all at one go. Would it
    >> >possible
    >> >to freeze say half the tin, or is it out of the question to freeze
    >> >tinned
    >> >foods like this?

    >>
    >> I'd buy like 2-3 large tins and make croquettes, eat some now and they
    >> also freeze well... of course with me and the cats tinned fish goes bye
    >> bye fast.
    >> I happen to like tinned mackerel, it's actually better than the tinned
    >> tuna of late.

    >
    > Dear bait bucket breath -- canned mackerel is not EVEN fit for human
    > consumption the day after popping the top on it. DUH!
    >
    > BULL



    do you have an annoying neighbor with an intake manifold?



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