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QOTD -Thursday

Whats for dinner tonight?

SoCaliLover's picture
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I ask because I am running out of ideas! LOL

We have a stuffed freezer and pantry but I never want to cook things that are in there. I have put the kibash on buying more food until we eat through what we have --mostly because I want to start eating more healthy unprocessed foods but don't want to waste what we already have.

I put a lb of hamburger in the fridge to thaw out for today. If it thaws (and if its still good since it had a sell by date in 2009 :eek:) I am going to mix it with a box of fried rice and have hamburger fried rice. If its not defrosted (or if its no good) I have no idea whats for dinner.

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I doubt that meat will still be good - but I could be wrong. Whenever I go even a few months past the sell by on frozen meat its discolored when it thaws - so I throw it out.

Tonight is chili dogs.

I recently did the whole "clean out the freezers and pantry before we shop" and it was nice to get rid of a lot of stuff we had forgotten we had.

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Jenn you are probably right :confused: I am running by a store at lunch so I figured I would pick up a fresh ground beef for dinner tonight. If the frozen stuff is okay, I will save hte new for later, if not, then I will toss it and use what I get today.

We have a BUNCH of stuff in our freezer that we need to go through.

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Toss that meat, Amy!!! Right now! Lol

We're having ham steak, mashed potatoes, and sweet corn tonight.

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All right all right... ya'll convinced me. I will toss the meat and use the fresh stuff.

Hmmm if I am tossing stuff over a year old, there goes half my freezer! YIKES LOL

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It's a boring night for us since we're eating leftovers from the last 2 nights. Last night was grilled sausage, peppers, and onions. The night before was pasta with homemade sauce with tomatoes from our garden! I would be really sad if we didn't eat all of that, but I made a big batch and was able to freeze half of it. And I'm making zucchini to go with leftovers.

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When we cleaned out our freezer to move here, we found meat from the previous house! That's over 5 years ago! Gross eh?!
We were given so much fresh garden veggies from friends, we'll be eating corn on the cob, cucumber salad, and something with tomatoes! We've been making BLTs, greek salad, anything to use the awesome veggies up! Will probably grill some chicken too.

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I have 4 more hours (it is 2pm) to worry about it ROFL

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Living with friends and thankfully it's working well. She made her food for her crew and I made mac & cheese (not box) and mac and butter for the girls, I had mac and cheese. I am so tired of eating out, I miss my kitchen where I know where everything is.

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Okay I'm getting caught up because my brain is not working well enough to get anything really productive done right this second and I just have to say...

AMY!!!!! I can't believe you would consider eating meat that had a sell by date 2 years ago!! I am going to fly over there to So Cal and slap some sense into you, woman! LOL Thank goodness you threw it out, that's all I can say about that! Wink

Although, I do have to say that I just looked it up and found this on the USDA website:

How should raw ground beef be stored at home?
Refrigerate or freeze ground beef as soon as possible after purchase. This preserves freshness and slows growth of bacteria. It can be refrigerated or frozen in its original packaging if the meat will be used soon.

If refrigerated, keep at 40 °F or below and use within 1 or 2 days.

For longer freezer storage, wrap in heavy duty plastic wrap, aluminum foil, freezer paper, or plastic bags made for freezing. Ground beef is safe indefinitely if kept frozen, but will lose quality over time. It is best if used within 4 months. Mark your packages with the date they were placed in the freezer so you can keep track of storage times.

So I guess it was technically "safe", even if it would have been totally nasty. LOL

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well I know this is for last thursday lol but tonight.. home made lasagne.. probably NOT low cal but oh so yummy

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"SID081108" wrote:

Okay I'm getting caught up because my brain is not working well enough to get anything really productive done right this second and I just have to say...

AMY!!!!! I can't believe you would consider eating meat that had a sell by date 2 years ago!! I am going to fly over there to So Cal and slap some sense into you, woman! LOL Thank goodness you threw it out, that's all I can say about that! Wink

Yeah yeah yeah :rolleyes: LOL My freezer is full of meat that has an older sell by date LOL I think we have a turkey in there that DH's work gave him last year --or maybe the year before? LOL. I am working on cleaning it out -- I hate throwing away food--though after the black out last week, I noticed that there were icicles so I may have to throw anything questionable out.

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*note to self*
Don't eat over at Amy's house. LOL

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"AshnBill" wrote:

*note to self*
Don't eat over at Amy's house. LOL

ROFL

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