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  1. #1
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Using up what you have.

    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?



  2. #2
    graham Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.


    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k4lau2$gta$[email protected]..
    >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.
    >

    Do you ever get actual diarrhoea to match the verbal kind from which you
    appear to suffer?



  3. #3
    Brooklyn1 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.


    You are so ****ing SICK I don't need to read any more... frozen fries
    and tater tots... shove them up your sicko fat ass!

  4. #4
    Farm1 Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.

    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    > 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?


    Yes, I do have things I will use up this week. But there is nothing at all
    special in why I would do that because not allowing food to be wasted is
    simply about being both frugal and trying to be a competent housefrau.

    In addition, TMWOT, part of the talent of cooking and managing my home is to
    know how to use up leftovers and to present them so that they both look
    appetising and taste delicious.



  5. #5
    Steve Freides 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?


    Kids like cheese fries - so do I. If you've got all those fries, tater
    tots, etc., experiment with cheese sauces. You could even dunk them in
    fondue.

    You could also make hash.

    -S-



  6. #6
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.

    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?

    -sw

  7. #7
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.


    "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k4lcvb$hjl$[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?

    >
    > Kids like cheese fries - so do I. If you've got all those fries, tater
    > tots, etc., experiment with cheese sauces. You could even dunk them in
    > fondue.


    I don't have any kids. Just a teen who can only eat sweet potatoes and not
    the regular kind. And I can't eat cheese.
    >
    > You could also make hash.


    Yeah but I have the hash browns.



  8. #8
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.


    "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.



  9. #9
    zxcvbob 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.
    >

    [snip]

    Do you like potato soup? How about using the french fries or hash
    browns to make that. Or potato salad. Or to add to a beef stew or
    vegetable soup.

    Tater Tots are really good prepared the usual way and served with fried
    eggs.

    --
    Bob

  10. #10
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.


    "zxcvbob" <[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.
    >>

    > [snip]
    >
    > Do you like potato soup? How about using the french fries or hash browns
    > to make that. Or potato salad. Or to add to a beef stew or vegetable
    > soup.
    >

    I once made a potato and leek soup that I liked. But I don't think I have
    the recipe any more. In general I don't like potato soup. And I don't
    think they would work in potato salad. Not that I could eat that. Because
    I can't have mayo. I can have the kind with the vinegar but I'm not a big
    fan. I am not sure they would work so well in any kind of soup really
    because they have been fried first.

    > Tater Tots are really good prepared the usual way and served with fried
    > eggs.


    But I can't have eggs.



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    Pico Rico Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.


    "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?
    >
    > -sw


    You still have any of that left in your cupboard? Hey, Julie baby was my
    intro to kill files.

    Why do you suppose she has so much stuff that is getting old? Because
    nobody in her house can eat anything without fear, physical ailment, or
    psychological trauma. Probably all of the above, but the physical ailment
    is caused only by the other two.



  12. #12
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.


    "Pico Rico" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k4ldrf$c4l$[email protected]..
    >
    > "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?
    >>
    >> -sw

    >
    > You still have any of that left in your cupboard? Hey, Julie baby was my
    > intro to kill files.
    >
    > Why do you suppose she has so much stuff that is getting old? Because
    > nobody in her house can eat anything without fear, physical ailment, or
    > psychological trauma. Probably all of the above, but the physical ailment
    > is caused only by the other two.


    No. I bought the potatoes and then daughter was put on a low carb diet.
    She could still eat some. Just not very much. Then another Dr. put her on
    South Beach and potatoes are not allowed. I am not a super big fan of fries
    and mainly only eat them at restaurants.



  13. #13
    Malcom \Mal\ Reynolds Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.

    In article <k4ldjl$sg1$[email protected]>, "Julie Bove" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I don't have any kids. Just a teen who can only eat sweet potatoes and not
    > the regular kind. And I can't eat cheese.


    strange that her teenager isn't her kid

  14. #14
    Pico Rico Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.


    "Malcom "Mal" Reynolds" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <k4ldjl$sg1$[email protected]>, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> I don't have any kids. Just a teen who can only eat sweet potatoes and
    >> not
    >> the regular kind. And I can't eat cheese.

    >
    > strange that her teenager isn't her kid



    goats will eat anything. Her teen definitely won't.



  15. #15
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.


    "Pico Rico" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k4lgd6$fie$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Malcom "Mal" Reynolds" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> In article <k4ldjl$sg1$[email protected]>, "Julie Bove"
    >> <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I don't have any kids. Just a teen who can only eat sweet potatoes and
    >>> not
    >>> the regular kind. And I can't eat cheese.

    >>
    >> strange that her teenager isn't her kid

    >
    >
    > goats will eat anything. Her teen definitely won't.


    *sigh* She is on the South Beach diet and I don't know anyone with goats.



  16. #16
    gregz Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.

    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > "Pico Rico" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:k4lgd6$fie$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> "Malcom "Mal" Reynolds" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> In article <k4ldjl$sg1$[email protected]>, "Julie Bove"
    >>> <[email protected]>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I don't have any kids. Just a teen who can only eat sweet potatoes and
    >>>> not
    >>>> the regular kind. And I can't eat cheese.
    >>>
    >>> strange that her teenager isn't her kid

    >>
    >>
    >> goats will eat anything. Her teen definitely won't.

    >
    > *sigh* She is on the South Beach diet and I don't know anyone with goats.


    My refrigerator freezer is gradually getting empty. Been trying to use up
    what I have. Threw out unidentifiable items, or too dry looking. Got a
    little frozen ham pieces from last June. Still have most of a bag of aldi
    frozen hash browns. I should try mashing down and refrying, like a pancake.
    out of fries and tots.out of frozen shrimp. Got a couple hamburgers, pizza,
    banquets or some little tv dinners, bag of brown rice. Ice pack for my
    head.

    My brother as a kid had a pink allergy. Pepto bismol, and other pink stuff
    would make him break out.??

    Greg

  17. #17
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.

    On Thu, 04 Oct 2012 20:37:52 -0500, zxcvbob wrote:

    > Do you like potato soup? How about using the french fries or hash
    > browns to make that. Or potato salad. Or to add to a beef stew or
    > vegetable soup.
    >
    > Tater Tots are really good prepared the usual way and served with fried
    > eggs.


    C'mon bob - you know better than to suggest foods that Julie cook and
    eat.

    -sw

  18. #18
    S Viemeister Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.

    On 10/4/2012 9:25 PM, Farm1 wrote:

    > Yes, I do have things I will use up this week. But there is nothing at all
    > special in why I would do that because not allowing food to be wasted is
    > simply about being both frugal and trying to be a competent housefrau.
    >
    > In addition, TMWOT, part of the talent of cooking and managing my home is to
    > know how to use up leftovers and to present them so that they both look
    > appetising and taste delicious.
    >
    >

    This needs a 'like' button!

  19. #19
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.


    "S Viemeister" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 10/4/2012 9:25 PM, Farm1 wrote:
    >
    >> Yes, I do have things I will use up this week. But there is nothing at
    >> all
    >> special in why I would do that because not allowing food to be wasted is
    >> simply about being both frugal and trying to be a competent housefrau.
    >>
    >> In addition, TMWOT, part of the talent of cooking and managing my home is
    >> to
    >> know how to use up leftovers and to present them so that they both look
    >> appetising and taste delicious.
    >>
    >>

    > This needs a 'like' button!


    I was not talking about using leftovers. I was talking about using up
    things from the pantry that were soon to go bad.



  20. #20
    The Cook Guest

    Default Re: Using up what you have.

    On Thu, 4 Oct 2012 17:51:37 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> 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?
    >


    Extreme couponing is for the birds. We stopped getting the Sunday
    paper that has all of the coupons in it. I doubt that we have
    increased our grocery bill by more than $5. We do check the store ads
    in the local papers and I am signed up with our favorite grocery and
    get an email each Sunday listing of the things that are on special the
    coming week that we buy frequently.

    The big problem trying to "coupon" is that you end up with more than
    you can use before it is out of date or spoils. Then you have wasted
    money that would have bought what you needed at regular price when you
    needed it. And unless you have very accessible storage some of the
    stuff will get lost and/or forgotten.

    If you really want to buy in large quantities, be sure to go through
    everything about twice a year and plan meals with all of the things
    are nearing expiration. And keep the oldest in the front or on top.

    Of course all of that goes out the window when the spouse decides to
    buy some groceries and puts them away newest in front and on top.

    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

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