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Old 04-11-2014, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I had no idea that so many people would not eat leftovers. I'm kind of shocked. We purposely go out to eat a lot because the large portions will often serve as two more meals of leftovers, making eating out very cheap on a per person per meal basis.
I'm surprised too. I cook once a week, for the week, so if I wouldn't eat leftovers I'd be in big trouble. I call them 'planned overs' since I 'plan ahead'. lol I usually cook two entrees so I don't have to eat the same thing every day.

 
Old 04-11-2014, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Yep, just buy what you need. If you have extras put them in the freezer. Think about all the people who are dying because they don't have anything to eat! Would you like to be in their shoes?
When I was a kid my mom didn't have any trouble getting me to eat just about anything. If I didn't want to eat something she'd tell me about the "Starving kids in ____________". One time I told her to go ahead and send it. Did I get in trouble?? What do you think??? lol I think I was nine at the time.
 
Old 04-12-2014, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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My bunch doesn't much like leftovers, although hubby is better about it than the kids. So I do throw away a lot of food, and I hate it. I'm trying to find the sweet spot on all my recipes....how much to actually cook so that it will all get eaten.
If my kids wouldn't eat leftovers then sometimes they wouldn't get dinner.
 
Old 04-12-2014, 02:46 AM
 
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When I was a kid my mom didn't have any trouble getting me to eat just about anything. If I didn't want to eat something she'd tell me about the "Starving kids in ____________". One time I told her to go ahead and send it. Did I get in trouble?? What do you think??? lol I think I was nine at the time.
i use to hear that line too, and then tell her no wonder they are starving if they get served the same thing

that didnt go over well, either
 
Old 04-12-2014, 03:07 AM
 
Location: Finland
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So you really grade their fridge before you will be their friend? Yes, food safety practices can be important...but some things are just a bit OCD. (For the record, I normally put meat near the bottom because that part of fridge is colder - but no on slits their wrist if it is a shelf up - and no one has ever gotten sick eating at my home.)
I'd still be friends, I just wouldn't eat there. I do admit though I am a bit too particular about food hygiene, constantly washing my hands while cooking etc.
 
Old 04-12-2014, 03:09 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Oh my gosh, did I actually read this!!!! I store meat on the middle shelf, so it's quite obvious that I rarely bathe, I don't wash my hands after using the bathroom, and I cut raw meat and veggies on the same cutting board.

You do know there are ways to avoid cross-contamination besides putting meat on the bottom shelf?????

Yes obviously I meant exactly that...

I'd prefer anyone preparing food for me to follow all the steps necessary to prevent cross contamination, not just some of them. If a restaurant didn't store raw meat on the bottom shelf they'd get in a lot of trouble from the inspectors.
 
Old 04-12-2014, 03:39 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heart of Texas
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I've done so many food hygiene courses for various jobs that the thought of someone putting raw meat on the top shelf really makes me cringe! I always keep it on the bottom shelf or one of the veggie drawers (if there's no veggies in it, of course)
My grocery store always put any meat products in separate bags so I keep it in those bags in the frig until I get it separated out and into freezer bags. So there is no dripping/contamination in my frig. I do freeze
it at the latest the next day.
 
Old 04-12-2014, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heart of Texas
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I read that we throw out 40% of the food here in the USA. I do not waste any food. I freeze it if I'm not sure I will eat
it right away. Any small scraps go outside for the stray animals. I shop 2 to 3 times a week so I always have fresh fruit, just enough that I will eat. Wasting food is the same as throwing your money away.
 
Old 04-12-2014, 03:54 AM
 
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I read that we throw out 40% of the food here in the USA. I do not waste any food. I freeze it if I'm not sure I will eat
it right away. Any small scraps go outside for the stray animals. I shop 2 to 3 times a week so I always have fresh fruit, just enough that I will eat. Wasting food is the same as throwing your money away.
good post!!

i think more and more folks shop 2-3 times a week, and this does cut down on waste
rather than once a week,
its good you throw the scraps to feed animals, i do the same

i use some of my food excess to attract deer to fill my freezer..

so i turn my potential waste into even more food.
 
Old 04-12-2014, 07:31 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Same here. I live alone so I am careful to not make more than I'll eat in two or three days. The other day I realized that I used to buy 10# of potatoes, then went to 5#, then to the packages of instant and NOW I am getting the single serving instants. Less waste, for sure. My mom gave me a bunch of potatoes the other day and I boiled all of them. I'll use some for potato salad, some for hashbrowns, some for a ham casserole and who knows what all? At least they are cooked so they'll be okay in the fridge.
Do share that casserole recipe, I just bought a ham!

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i use to hear that line too, and then tell her no wonder they are starving if they get served the same thing

that didnt go over well, either
LMAO MBM


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Originally Posted by Littlelu View Post
I read that we throw out 40% of the food here in the USA. I do not waste any food. I freeze it if I'm not sure I will eat
it right away. Any small scraps go outside for the stray animals. I shop 2 to 3 times a week so I always have fresh fruit, just enough that I will eat. Wasting food is the same as throwing your money away.
40% is unfathomable, where is that from? Beverly Hills?
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