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Dangerous eating

September 11, 2013

Cheap, Cooking

There is a lot of old food around here that needs to be taken care of. Lately I’ve been actually trying to cook it, with some….. unpleasant results.

I had an unopened bag of chicken tenders so I thawed it to make chicken and rice but the chicken was freezer burnt! Grrrrrr…. I cut those parts off and we ate tiny, tiny chicken bits in gravy. Alongside that. we had rice that can only be described as ‘dusty’. No, I take that back. It could also be described as ‘stale’ and ‘gross’. I told Lloyd to load up on peas for dinner.

This weekend I discovered I had the stuff to make veggie pizza! Yay! It used up that almost-expired can of crescent rolls, the almost-expired sour cream, the veggies that were almost too wilted to use, and…… the cream cheese that expired in July.

We are our first pieces and then waited to see if food poisoning would set in before we braved another. Turns out – we were safe!

……this time……..

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “Dangerous eating”

  1. Peggy Said on:

    Haha…..way to live on the edge! Brave you are.

    I’m ashamed at how much food I waste by not eating it before it expires or turns fuzzy. 🙁

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  2. Brad Said on:

    For some reason, I have an easier time eating food that fell on the floor (or even on dirt) than I do eating food that is past its expiration date. Dirt? No problem. Spoilage? AAAHH!

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  3. Kristi Said on:

    Just how long is the shelf life on cream cheese anyway? We made our own, and I’m afraid to eat it. No mold or green or anything like that. No bad smell either. BUT how long does that stuff stay good?

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