Friday, April 26, 2013

Expired?

The Boy Scouts made me do it.

There is a food drive in the neighbourhood this Sunday. The Boy Scouts are collecting non-perishable foodstuffs. I am happy to donate. There is a disclaimer on the bag provided saying that they are unable to take canned goods with an expired date on it. I double checked my supply.



Oh Oh. This lead to clearing out the cupboard and I have to say that I had some things in there from 2010!!!

Good grief. As I was pouring the contents of half the cupboard into a giant colander and filling up the green bin, I decided to check on the rules about "expired" products. I respect Leslie Beck, the nutritionist, so I would abide by this article.

Next....the baking cupboards. I know there is jello lingering in there. I'm hoping chocolate chips don't expire!

9 comments:

  1. We did a "food purge" a couple of weeks ago and found lots of expired goods -- I'm not talking about a little bit expired, more like a year or two. Proof positive that we've been eating out too much and not cooking at home enough! Thanks for the link, I've bookmarked it :-)

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    1. I think I buy things for specialty baking etc. and then forget them. I don't use evaporated milk on a regular basis, only Christmas baking. Lots and lots of stuff like that.

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  2. Great article. Hmmm, grocery shopping is already tedious enough w/o having to properly
    date/lable/rotate everything. Wonder what Martha Stewart's pantry looks like? I see where
    JC Penneys now sells Martha sugar cookie mix for the low, low price of $10!!!
    The mind boggles....

    David

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    1. I'm not sure that Martha has time to eat at home! We don't get her baking products as yet. Keep rotating!

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  3. I recently enjoyed a delicious slice of lemon pie at the home of a friend, which prompted me to think that I should make a lemon pie for the old guy. Upon retrieving the lemon pie filling mix from the cupboard, I quickly realized that my main man should have enjoyed this dessert prior to September 2010! I quickly went to my recipe file and pulled out Anna Olson's recipe for lemon pie from scratch and made it today. No worry about expiry date with this one. You are not the only one who needs to do a little sorting of the larder my friend! I doubt that this would ever happened in the cupboards of Jean or Mildred right?

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    1. I'm still trying to get my head around you cleaning your china cabinet! Next week.
      The problem is still tending to shop for a family of four with only two left to feed, and they aren't eating as much either! :) Shall be more vigilant and frugal forthwith.

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  4. This is a good reminder! I am very good about checked the expiry and "best before" dates on most things, but always forget to do so with the canned goods.

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    1. I'm the same Kristie. This should be one of those annual rituals, like turning the mattress!

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  5. It must be the time of year. Wanted cheese and crackers for lunch today. The cheese was OK but the crackers... smelled/seemed a little off..however it took a flashlight and magnifier to read the expiry date printed in black on a dark blue box...2010... Crackers in the trash...now I have to clan out my cupboards and try not to by dulpicates in the summer at the beach......Howver one thing is for sure chocolate chips nevere last long enough to expire.

    Bonnie

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