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I just looked and I had a choice between boneless, skinless chicken breasts (they were on sale) which I froze 9 months ago and never used and ground beef which trumps nine months by about probably three - at least. Dating frozen food on it's freezer bags (if you use one) with a magic marker is an important thing to do.

 

I hate frozen food, but it has it's advantages if you are a planner. I'm not a planner but I can't resist a good sale on something I know I might eat in the future.

 

I'm a bad planner. My freezer tells me so.

 

Today, our media told us that 40% of the food which you and I buy in our grocery stores gets thrown out into our garbage.

 

Do you throw away a lot of food which you once bought thinking that you would consume before it expired or rotted to death?

 

What do you guys think about banannas? Do you buy them green so you have a few days to make up your mind?

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See, I love frozen food (veggies) because I use it to augment entrees, soups, etc. I hardly ever eat frozen food by itself, but I go through it pretty quickly. My problem is that I'll buy lots of something several times and eat it all and then suddenly get sick of it and never want it again, or not for a very long time.

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I just looked and I had a choice between boneless, skinless chicken breasts (they were on sale) which I froze 9 months ago and never used and ground beef which trumps nine months by about probably three - at least. Dating frozen food on it's freezer bags (if you use one) with a magic marker is an important thing to do.

 

Two word answer: vacuum sealer

 

...Do you throw away a lot of food which you once bought thinking that you would consume before it expired or rotted to death?

 

I did, until I started buying fresh vegetables and fruits in small quantities as I use them. Thanks to my vacuum sealer, I don't throw away leftovers and meat/chicken/seafood because I seal and freeze them.

 

What do you guys think about banannas? Do you buy them green so you have a few days to make up your mind?

 

I buy no more than three bananas at a time. I buy one that is ready to eat and two that will require a few days to ripen. The supermarket is less than a quarter of a mile away, so I can walk there when I need more fruits and veggies.

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My problem is that I'll buy lots of something several times and eat it all and then suddenly get sick of it and never want it again, or not for a very long time.

 

That's EXACTLY why I stopped buying escorts and went back to the bars and clubs! It's less of what I want, but I can control those type things in my diet! :D

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Two word answer: vacuum sealer

 

I did, until I started buying fresh vegetables and fruits in small quantities as I use them. Thanks to my vacuum sealer, I don't throw away leftovers and meat/chicken/seafood because I seal and freeze them.

 

I buy no more than three bananas at a time. I buy one that is ready to eat and two that will require a few days to ripen. The supermarket is less than a quarter of a mile away, so I can walk there when I need more fruits and veggies.

 

Are you currently looking for a committed relationship? :)

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I buy no more than three bananas at a time. I buy one that is ready to eat and two that will require a few days to ripen.

 

Swoon! Would a committed couple double those numbers. Are you on A4A or something like that? :cool:

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Swoon! Would a committed couple double those numbers. Are you on A4A or something like that? :cool:

 

Actually, a committed couple would buy two bananas that are ready to eat and two for the following day. They would then walk hand-in-hand to the store when they needed more. :)

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We buy lots of prepared frozen food, but we usually eat it within a week of purchase (ice cream excepted). I'm much more likely to throw away canned food, which I tend to forget about on the back of the pantry shelves, and one day discover are marked "use by Aug. 1997."

 

I hate bananas from the refrigerator, so I buy a couple of ripe ones and eat them within 48 hrs.

 

I think the problems you mention are more likely if one does large, infrequent shoppings. We shop every three to five days, and buy mostly what we intend to eat in that period.

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