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Carson123987
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re: How careful are y'all about expiration dates?


Not a single frick is given. The only ones I kinda follow are milk dates, and even then. I go 2-3 days past





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Nawlens Gator
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re: How careful are y'all about expiration dates?


Cooked an old pack of bacon from the fridge last week with an expiration date of Jan 2012. It was already cooked when it dawned on me this was 2013. Ate it anyway and I'm still alive.





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Zach
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Ate it anyway and I'm still alive.

Give it time.






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TigerMyth36
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I imagine your wife tosses things out the second they are expired or even 1 day before. Or is she even allowed to open the fridge?





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CITWTT
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You need to meet an older friend of mine. His first name is Martin and I can't remember the last name. He is a retired vet med prof in BR, and did some of the investigative work on the anthrax of 2001 for the federales. His parents taught at Oxford when he was a kid so he ran the halls, he graduated from Cambridge because the former did not have a vet program. Just listening to his tales will make you laugh your arse off. He has a VERY low opinion of CS Lewis based upon a dinner party at his house decades ago.





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Zach
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I imagine your wife tosses things out the second they are expired or even 1 day before. Or is she even allowed to open the fridge?


Lucy is not allowed in the kitchen, much less the fridge. When we were dating 20 years ago I opened her fridge to find crap that had expired 5 years before. The smell was awful. I threw everything out and cleaned the interior.

When we got married it was time to sell her pathetic shack of a house. I reached down into the lower cabinets to see if there was any stuff we could use. I saw a Fry Daddy deep fryer. It wouldn't come out easily so I tilted it sideways and rancid oil spilled out.

Me: "Why is there oil in this Fry Daddy?"
Lucy: "Because I had a party and they said you could save the oil."
Me: "When did you have the party?
Lucy: "About 4 years ago."






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TigerMyth36
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No wonder she has so many food fears. She scared herself with her own cooking.






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CITWTT
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I hope you brought the Fry Daddy to a hazardous materials dump.





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Zach
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Cit, I threw out 90% of her cookware. It was beyond repair.





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Arkla Missy
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while one of my co-workers won't eat, drink, or use anything past it's expiry date. She even questions it on the day of

I'm pretty much this way because of my mother. She questions things in the month of the expiration date, and smells of everything. (She has a nose like a hound.) She's overly cautious since my brother had a severe case of salmonella when he was very young and almost died. Since then, my entire family has been rather observant about expiration dates as well as cross contamination and cleanliness in the kitchen. If it's not cleaned with bleach, it's not clean.






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Darla Hood
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I'm very careful about cross contamination, particularly with raw chicken, seafood, etc.

Expiration dates, otoh, just a guideline.






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CITWTT
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Zach I have a friend(female type that was gorgeous as can be) in the publishing industry at the top end of decisions. You need to publish Lucyisms. NYTIMES top ten is in your future.





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Arkla Missy
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I'm very careful about cross contamination, particularly with raw chicken, seafood, etc.

Expiration dates, otoh, just a guideline.

Oh, I agree, especially for canned & dry foods. I still sniff of milk, out of habit, though, every time I take it out of the fridge, no matter the date.

I think it just really scared her when my brother was so ill, so she goes a little overboard, even on the expiration dates.






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Darla Hood
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I totally understand her fear. No one wants to go through that twice.





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Gris Gris
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re: How careful are y'all about expiration dates?


Depends on the product. I find that most dairy products are fine after the exp date. Milk generally lasts 3-5 days after opening if before the exp date and the same if opened on the exp date IF it's been kept cold enough. I eat sour cream, yogurt and butter some days or longer after the exp date. I'm more finicky about meats.





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Zach
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Wish I had kept a diary. But I have to be careful at parties. If I start telling a story like about how she had 5 vacuum cleaners because they just kept breaking because she didn't know you were supposed to empty the dust bag... then she will retaliate with the story of how I packed 2 left shoes in my gym bag and had to work out with them.









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Ole Geauxt
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I'm more finicky about meats.
don't let 2 tamales freezer burn..






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CITWTT
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If that is the best she has then fear not. The funny thing about myself and Julia is she was definitely top 10 on the campus, I was about like your avatar. We silenced the Chimes totally on one night because everyone thought "how did YOU frick up that good" of me.





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Gris Gris
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The tamales are well protected.

Also, I don't serve guests expired products. When I'm cooking for other folks, I buy new products even if I think I have some that are still fine.






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andouille
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Very careful with dairy, seafood and meats, not so picky about things like rice. A lot of medical products only have expiration dates so the military has to throw away and re-purchase, lots more profitable.

I used a container of sour cream once that was a week expired, I figured it was SOUR already, what can go wrong. That question got answered within hours.






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