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Old 01-23-2011, 04:53 PM   #1
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Have you ever lost food?

I just went to find some sugar of a certain type (I think it is called demera, but it is a large grained, brown sugar I've used for years, since introduced to it in Hawaii). I don't use it often.

Took out a tupperware container that looked like it, and opened the top, and whew! Looked a second time and realized it was granulated garlic that I'd bought at Penzeys, and I cannot remember when. It's still good, and thank heaven my sniffer is still working!

Have you ever "lost" food in your pantry or freezer?

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Old 01-23-2011, 04:59 PM   #2
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I forgot about a block of tofu in my freezer for a few months, then went and did massive grocery shopping and went to organize everything and found this super freezer burnt block of tofu
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:00 PM   #3
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I just went to find some sugar of a certain type (I think it is called demera, but it is a large grained, brown sugar I've used for years, since introduced to it in Hawaii). I don't use it often.

Took out a tupperware container that looked like it, and opened the top, and whew! Looked a second time and realized it was granulated garlic that I'd bought at Penzeys, and I cannot remember when. It's still good, and thank heaven my sniffer is still working!

Have you ever "lost" food in your pantry or freezer?
All the time...took me a good 30 minutes to find the bag of Panko I wanted to use for Shrek's talapia today...it turned out great!

I tend to buy things in threes, if it's something we use often. I always seem to lose the last of the three.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:21 PM   #4
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I "loose" stuff in the kitchen all the time....mainly because my DH likes to "help" me in there. I'm so not used to help in the kitchen, I sure don't want to complain. Sooner or later it turns up in the strangest places.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:32 PM   #5
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Is it really lost if you don't remember you have it?
That's the category I fall in

Is demerara like turbinado?
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:36 PM   #6
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I just went to find some sugar of a certain type (I think it is called demera, but it is a large grained, brown sugar I've used for years, since introduced to it in Hawaii). I don't use it often.

Took out a tupperware container that looked like it, and opened the top, and whew! Looked a second time and realized it was granulated garlic that I'd bought at Penzeys, and I cannot remember when. It's still good, and thank heaven my sniffer is still working!

Have you ever "lost" food in your pantry or freezer?
I lose things in the freezer. I need to get better about marking packages. I've thawed things out with a specific plan for food A only to find out that it is food B instead just before cooking.
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Is it really lost if you don't remember you have it? That's the category I fall in
^^ haha Me too. I'm often pleasantly surprised by what I find ...
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:36 PM   #8
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Pacanis, I don't know. I've seen it marketed as "sugar in the raw" or some such, but it's quite coarse, light brown in color.

When I had a chest freezer I was always losing stuff. Ironically, it was a good thing when I lived in Florida, Hawaii and Virginia. In all three places I lost power because of hurricanes and was just thrilled to find surprise food!
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I have a front fridge in the kitchen, a back fridge in the laundry, and a deep freeze in the basement. I keep a log book so I know what is where, what gets used etc. Also helps me use things within a year.
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I have a front fridge in the kitchen, a back fridge in the laundry, and a deep freeze in the basement. I keep a log book so I know what is where, what gets used etc. Also helps me use things within a year.

I want to be that organized when I grow up.
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