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Old 04-14-2016, 02:00 PM   #1
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How Am I Going To Use Up All This Food?!

We are in our last count down to our big move from Southern Arizona to Northern Arizona.
I have a regulation side-by-side `fridge-freezer AND a small chest freezer,
FULL of food.
SO... here's my plan:
I'm going to inventory everything first and then try to figure out what types of meals I'm going to prepare.
Now, here's the catch:
I don't want to buy any more food, other than say fresh milk, eggs and the like.
I've already given my husband fair warning that there be a few "odd meals" along the way.

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Old 04-14-2016, 02:24 PM   #2
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That's what I did when we cooked for my FIL last November after my MIL was hospitalized.

If you don't manage to eat everything, you could put anything left in the chest freezer, fill it the rest of the way with ice, and bring it with you
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Donate it to the Food Bank. One out of six children in America go hungry
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Old 04-14-2016, 05:10 PM   #4
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+1. I'm sure there is a hunger center somewhere near you that would welcome anything you have left.

If had better start the "produce and dairy only" routine when I shop. Otherwise, I'll be making a substantial donation of both frozen and shelf-staple goods to our local center. I hate passing up a good deal though ...
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Old 04-14-2016, 05:24 PM   #5
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Donate it to the Food Bank. One out of six children in America go hungry
They usually won't take perishable food from individual donors.
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Ya know, considering we live a rural-depressed area,
there are no food banks around.
And GG may be right, when we lived in Hawaii,
the food bank didn't want our stuff, only canned I should say.
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Old 04-14-2016, 05:45 PM   #7
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So, after having taken inventory (two padnote pages long),
both my husband and I agreed that we should do okay.

The rest of our plan, for right now, is that we will rent an apartment
in Northern Arizona until the house is done.
We hope to have it a couple of weeks prior to blast off.
We hope to take a load of stuff into the apartment ahead of time and then the last fairwell, take what's left with us.

I have WAY too much frozen asian noodles and goodies from Hawaii that are in our deep freeze.
GOSH! I have 13 packages of noodles!
6 Zippy's Chili
3 Portuguese Sausage

all like gold to us!
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Since you seam to be a fan of Asian noodles have you found » Locations ? I hit the one in Tucson about once per month.
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Since you seam to be a fan of Asian noodles have you found » Locations ? I hit the one in Tucson about once per month.
Why yes I have found that place, but see, we're moving away from here to Northern Arizona, not so many asian places up there...
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I think the others are right; perishables aren't accepted here, either. I just called and asked, LOL!

When we'd move in the Army, we had plenty of notice, so we'd either eat it or give it away. I always gave stuff to the privates' families; they needed it the most.

I'd think you'll be eating some interesting combinations of food now, and we want recipes! LOL!

I do hope your move goes smoothly. It's kind of exciting, isn't it?
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