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  1. #61
    David Harmon Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.

    On Thu, 4 Oct 2012 18:37:49 -0700 in rec.food.cooking, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote,
    >
    >"Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:1awshw3j2fvpa$.[email protected]..
    >> On Thu, 4 Oct 2012 17:51:37 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>
    >>> Do you have anything like that you are going to use up this week?

    >>
    >> Patience for Julie-posts?

    >
    >Well... I don't see too many other on topic posts here.


    Please try this: If the only content in your post is "I can't eat
    that" or "We can't eat that" or "My daughter can't eat that"
    then
    Just don't post it.

  2. #62
    David Harmon Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.

    On Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:35:11 -0400 in rec.food.cooking, The Cook
    <[email protected]> wrote,
    >Extreme couponing is for the birds.


    And, at least as shown in the various reports I have seen, relies on
    a lot of cheating and fraud.




  3. #63
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.

    On Sat, 06 Oct 2012 20:04:30 -0700, David Harmon <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > On Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:35:11 -0400 in rec.food.cooking, The Cook
    > <[email protected]> wrote,
    > >Extreme couponing is for the birds.

    >
    > And, at least as shown in the various reports I have seen, relies on
    > a lot of cheating and fraud.
    >

    Care to post a link or two?

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

  4. #64
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.

    Julie Bove wrote:
    > I am making a big effort to do this at the moment and thanks to attempting
    > but rather failing trying to be an Extreme couponer, I do have quite a bit
    > in my larder. But some of it needs to be used up right away.
    >
    > I do have some frozen French fries and Tater Tots. Aside from a Tater Tot
    > type of casserole, I don't know what use those will have. Except to eat
    > them as is. I may end up tossing some of those because I am the only one
    > who currently eats them.
    >
    > I do have a large bag of hash browns to use up. And in case any of you are
    > wondering why I would get such things and not make them from scratch,
    > well... I don't mind using them for one thing and I got them for free or
    > very cheap using coupons. I intend to use those to make something similar
    > to O'Brien potatoes except that they won't be cubes. I have plenty of bacon
    > and onions and I do have some red and green peppers. So I will mix those
    > things up and they will be dinner.
    >
    > I am hoping that Winco will still have a good price on bell peppers so I
    > will be getting some more of those and some ground beef and make some
    > unstuffed peppers. I have never tried this before. Basically make like you
    > would stuffed peppers but you cut the peppers in bite sized pieces and mix
    > with your meat, tomato sauce, rice (if you are using it) and seasonings. I
    > figure I will have a better shot at getting daughter to eat the peppers if I
    > do it this way. Normally both she and my husband scoop all of their
    > stuffing out and put their peppers on my plate because they don't like to
    > eat them like that. I do have plenty of rice in the cupboard.
    >
    > Looks like the beans are going to have to wait another week unless I just
    > cook up a small amount of plain ones.
    >
    > Do you have anything like that you are going to use up this week? Maybe
    > because you have a lot of it? Or because it's getting rather old?
    >
    >

    Well, not like that, but I need to use a pomegranate, a kiwi, and
    a star fruit. Long ago I saw a picture of a beautiful fruit
    melange, which also included blood orange... which I now can't
    find. I am also thinking some sliced lotus root would look nice.

    --
    Jean B.

  5. #65
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.


    "David Harmon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] m...
    > On Thu, 4 Oct 2012 18:37:49 -0700 in rec.food.cooking, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote,
    >>
    >>"Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:1awshw3j2fvpa$.[email protected]..
    >>> On Thu, 4 Oct 2012 17:51:37 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Do you have anything like that you are going to use up this week?
    >>>
    >>> Patience for Julie-posts?

    >>
    >>Well... I don't see too many other on topic posts here.

    >
    > Please try this: If the only content in your post is "I can't eat
    > that" or "We can't eat that" or "My daughter can't eat that"
    > then
    > Just don't post it.


    And it wasn't. Was it? I asked if anyone had anything else to use up this
    week. And a few people actually responded!



  6. #66
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.


    "David Harmon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:35:11 -0400 in rec.food.cooking, The Cook
    > <[email protected]> wrote,
    >>Extreme couponing is for the birds.

    >
    > And, at least as shown in the various reports I have seen, relies on
    > a lot of cheating and fraud.


    Yes, it does. Sad that they aired that on TV. I have been able to get some
    free or very cheap stuff. But very little. And it's not always something I
    want or need. I was told by someone to get hundreds of boxes of Tic Tacs at
    the military commissary when they were cheap there and there were coupons.
    Using what she said, if I pre-ordered enough mints and had enough coupons,
    they would give me about $50 back which I could then use for meat or veg or
    whatever. And I was like... And then what will I do with all the Tic Tacs?
    The rules of the military commissary is that you buy only for your family
    and you can not sell the stuff. I'm sure they realize that you might be
    buying gifts and things. But they don't want you buying for all of your
    neighbors and extended family which of course does happen from time to time.

    She never gave me a response. Someone else told me to donate them to the
    food bank. But at the time our food bank was requesting only wholesome
    foods like brown rice and whole grains and no sugar. They no longer are
    making that claim but another one in the area is. At any rate, I wasn't
    about to do that. Seems perfectly silly to me to have to jump through all
    those hoops and make them order crap you aren't going to use just so you can
    make some money off of them.



  7. #67
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.


    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:7pt178lkm4al[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 06 Oct 2012 20:04:30 -0700, David Harmon <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> On Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:35:11 -0400 in rec.food.cooking, The Cook
    >> <[email protected]> wrote,
    >> >Extreme couponing is for the birds.

    >>
    >> And, at least as shown in the various reports I have seen, relies on
    >> a lot of cheating and fraud.
    >>

    > Care to post a link or two?


    I sure will.

    http://www.jillcataldo.com/node/16258

    http://www.hotcouponworld.com/2011/0...-coupon-fraud/

    http://thekrazycouponlady.com/2011/0...-coupon-fraud/

    http://supercouponing.com/extremecou...questions.html

    And there are a lot more. They kept on doing it even after it was brought
    to TLC's attention and I am one of the people who did so.

    There is a list of bogus coupons.

    There is a link here to check if your coupons are fake:

    http://www.atg.wa.gov/BlogPost.aspx?id=20710

    You can still buy these fake coupons on Ebay and other places. Not that I
    am telling you to do so. Anyway... On the last episode, a woman was
    shopping at the Seattle K Mart and used the very same bogus toilet paper
    coupons that were brought to their attention prior. I do not have the link
    about her but it's out there somewhere. She said that she didn't know that
    she had bogus coupons and that she was just trying to save money because she
    was having a baby. But IMO she would have to have known. It was all over
    the Internet that the coupons were bogus and most people who do make an
    effort to use coupons on a regular basis do check in at least once in a
    while to the various couponing websites. The bogus coupons are always
    listed there so that we don't accidentally use them.

    I may have in fact bought bogus coupons from Ebay. I did buy coupons a few
    times. But the ones that seemed too good to be true were not for products
    that are sold in this area. So chances are, the few I was able to use were
    legit.



  8. #68
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.


    "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Julie Bove wrote:
    >> I am making a big effort to do this at the moment and thanks to
    >> attempting but rather failing trying to be an Extreme couponer, I do have
    >> quite a bit in my larder. But some of it needs to be used up right away.
    >>
    >> I do have some frozen French fries and Tater Tots. Aside from a Tater
    >> Tot type of casserole, I don't know what use those will have. Except to
    >> eat them as is. I may end up tossing some of those because I am the only
    >> one who currently eats them.
    >>
    >> I do have a large bag of hash browns to use up. And in case any of you
    >> are wondering why I would get such things and not make them from scratch,
    >> well... I don't mind using them for one thing and I got them for free
    >> or very cheap using coupons. I intend to use those to make something
    >> similar to O'Brien potatoes except that they won't be cubes. I have
    >> plenty of bacon and onions and I do have some red and green peppers. So
    >> I will mix those things up and they will be dinner.
    >>
    >> I am hoping that Winco will still have a good price on bell peppers so I
    >> will be getting some more of those and some ground beef and make some
    >> unstuffed peppers. I have never tried this before. Basically make like
    >> you would stuffed peppers but you cut the peppers in bite sized pieces
    >> and mix with your meat, tomato sauce, rice (if you are using it) and
    >> seasonings. I figure I will have a better shot at getting daughter to
    >> eat the peppers if I do it this way. Normally both she and my husband
    >> scoop all of their stuffing out and put their peppers on my plate because
    >> they don't like to eat them like that. I do have plenty of rice in the
    >> cupboard.
    >>
    >> Looks like the beans are going to have to wait another week unless I just
    >> cook up a small amount of plain ones.
    >>
    >> Do you have anything like that you are going to use up this week? Maybe
    >> because you have a lot of it? Or because it's getting rather old?

    > Well, not like that, but I need to use a pomegranate, a kiwi, and a star
    > fruit. Long ago I saw a picture of a beautiful fruit melange, which also
    > included blood orange... which I now can't find. I am also thinking some
    > sliced lotus root would look nice.


    When we lived in NY, I often had fruit that I had to use up. But it was
    never a problem. There were so many kids around. We lived in military
    housing. I would just cut up the fruit and take it outside. Somebody would
    always eat it. I was not picky about fruit when we lived there. Even if
    nobody in my house would eat it, there were plenty of kids who would. And
    in some cases, those kids came from families with less money than ours and
    some bad situations. Such as having both parents ill at the same time for
    various reasons.



  9. #69
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.

    On Sat, 6 Oct 2012 21:40:15 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > On Sat, 06 Oct 2012 20:04:30 -0700, David Harmon <[email protected]>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > >> On Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:35:11 -0400 in rec.food.cooking, The Cook
    > >> <[email protected]> wrote,
    > >> >Extreme couponing is for the birds.
    > >>
    > >> And, at least as shown in the various reports I have seen, relies on
    > >> a lot of cheating and fraud.
    > >>

    > > Care to post a link or two?

    >
    > I sure will.
    >
    > http://www.jillcataldo.com/node/16258
    >
    > http://www.hotcouponworld.com/2011/0...-coupon-fraud/
    >
    > http://thekrazycouponlady.com/2011/0...-coupon-fraud/
    >
    > http://supercouponing.com/extremecou...questions.html
    >
    > And there are a lot more. They kept on doing it even after it was brought
    > to TLC's attention and I am one of the people who did so.
    >
    > There is a list of bogus coupons.
    >
    > There is a link here to check if your coupons are fake:
    >
    > http://www.atg.wa.gov/BlogPost.aspx?id=20710
    >
    > You can still buy these fake coupons on Ebay and other places. Not that I
    > am telling you to do so. Anyway... On the last episode, a woman was
    > shopping at the Seattle K Mart and used the very same bogus toilet paper
    > coupons that were brought to their attention prior. I do not have the link
    > about her but it's out there somewhere. She said that she didn't know that
    > she had bogus coupons and that she was just trying to save money because she
    > was having a baby. But IMO she would have to have known. It was all over
    > the Internet that the coupons were bogus and most people who do make an
    > effort to use coupons on a regular basis do check in at least once in a
    > while to the various couponing websites. The bogus coupons are always
    > listed there so that we don't accidentally use them.
    >
    > I may have in fact bought bogus coupons from Ebay. I did buy coupons a few
    > times. But the ones that seemed too good to be true were not for products
    > that are sold in this area. So chances are, the few I was able to use were
    > legit.
    >

    Thanks, I wondered why my world of coupons seems so different from
    theirs. They cheat and I don't.

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

  10. #70
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.

    On Sat, 6 Oct 2012 20:59:30 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:

    > "David Harmon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] m...
    >> On Thu, 4 Oct 2012 18:37:49 -0700 in rec.food.cooking, "Julie Bove"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote,
    >>>
    >>>"Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>news:1awshw3j2fvpa$.[email protected]..
    >>>> On Thu, 4 Oct 2012 17:51:37 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Do you have anything like that you are going to use up this week?
    >>>>
    >>>> Patience for Julie-posts?
    >>>
    >>>Well... I don't see too many other on topic posts here.

    >>
    >> Please try this: If the only content in your post is "I can't eat
    >> that" or "We can't eat that" or "My daughter can't eat that"
    >> then
    >> Just don't post it.

    >
    > And it wasn't. Was it? I asked if anyone had anything else to use up this
    > week. And a few people actually responded!


    <clap> <clap> <clap>

    She sounds so psyched that somebody "actually responded!".

    -sw

  11. #71
    Gary Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.

    Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    > Do you have anything like that you are going to use up this week? Maybe
    > because you have a lot of it? Or because it's getting rather old?


    Nothing in particular but I do always have an abundance of food in my
    pantry, freezer, fridge. They are mostly things that I buy on sale (or with
    coupon) (but also things that I will eat). I never use a coupon for things
    that don't interest me.

    Once you buy these items, they can often sit too long. Lately, I'm trimming
    my grocery bill by trying to eat up some of these things before they become
    questionable. Fall/winter cooking time is approaching here so I'm trying to
    get rid of some old to make space for the new. Time to rotate the shelves.


    G.

    PS - because of your mention of Tater Tots, I actually bought a bag of them
    yesterday. It's OreIda 'extra crispy" Tater Tots. When my daughter was
    young, she loved them and I liked them too. This is actually the first time
    I've bought them in about 20 years. Comfort food?

  12. #72
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.

    On 10/7/2012 7:13 AM, Gary wrote:

    > PS - because of your mention of Tater Tots, I actually bought a bag of them
    > yesterday. It's OreIda 'extra crispy" Tater Tots. When my daughter was
    > young, she loved them and I liked them too. This is actually the first time
    > I've bought them in about 20 years. Comfort food?


    IMO - tater tots = comfort food Yummy comfort food!

  13. #73
    gregz Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.

    Cheryl <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On 10/7/2012 7:13 AM, Gary wrote:
    >
    >> PS - because of your mention of Tater Tots, I actually bought a bag of them
    >> yesterday. It's OreIda 'extra crispy" Tater Tots. When my daughter was
    >> young, she loved them and I liked them too. This is actually the first time
    >> I've bought them in about 20 years. Comfort food?

    >
    > IMO - tater tots = comfort food Yummy comfort food!


    I would call taters and pizza happy food. I'll throw in spaghetti..

    Comfort food is mash potatoes, meatloaf, and gravy. Also, properly made
    cabbage rolls. Pierogies.

    Greg

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