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Thu Jul 4, 2013, 04:02 PM

Best By? Expiration Dates..

It says Best By 04.26.2013 - It's brussels sprouts..they look fine to me

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Reply Best By? Expiration Dates.. (Original post)
HipChick Jul 2013 OP
Chan790 Jul 2013 #1
HipChick Jul 2013 #6
Chan790 Jul 2013 #7
PoliticAverse Jul 2013 #2
In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #3
Chan790 Jul 2013 #4
In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #5
IcyPeas Jul 2013 #8
Callmecrazy Jul 2013 #9
BainsBane Jul 2013 #10
In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #11
HipChick Jul 2013 #12
In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #13
Liberal Veteran Jul 2013 #14
In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #15
Liberal Veteran Jul 2013 #16
In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #17
Liberal Veteran Jul 2013 #18
In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #19
olddots Jul 2013 #20
Quantess Jul 2013 #21
Kali Jul 2013 #22
madinmaryland Jul 2013 #23
HipChick Jul 2013 #25
JustABozoOnThisBus Jul 2013 #24
ConcernedCanuk Jul 2013 #26

Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 04:08 PM

1. Fresh, frozen, canned?

On vegetables:

Fresh? They're probably fine if they look fine, possibly dried-out.
Frozen? They're probably going to be bland but edible.
Canned? They're fine if the can is fine.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 04:24 PM

6. 'Fresh" in the back of the fridge..I need some veg for my lamb dinner.

If you don't hear back from me for the rest of the afternoon...

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Response to HipChick (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 04:28 PM

7. They're fine if they're not moldy.

I might take a vegetable brush and warm water and scrub them up a little but generally they're probably fine for steaming or roasting. (I don't know why people keep boiling them...it makes them awful.)

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 04:08 PM

2. Are they moving under their own power ? n/t

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 04:12 PM

3. It's a violation of the health code for that to be on the shelf for sale.

One of my jobs in the past was a food broker.

I've tried taking out of code products to the manager with a gentle complaint. If I find it back on the shelf, I drop a dime on the store.
I guess I've always been a whistle blower when I comes to safety. So sue me.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 04:13 PM

4. I think she's talking about items in her pantry. n/t

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 04:14 PM

5. Oops. Then your answer above is the correct answer.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 04:33 PM

8. I would slice one in half and look for bugs

brussel sprouts can get buggy

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 04:45 PM

9. Throw em out!

I hate brussel sprouts.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 04:47 PM

10. They are wonderful roasted.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 04:49 PM

11. I like Brussels Sprouts almost anyway.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 04:56 PM

12. Be still my heart..

Brussels Sprouts soul mates ...me too..

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Response to HipChick (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 04:58 PM

13. I also like cabbage, rutabaga and a few other veggies that turn most folks off.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 05:45 PM

14. Rutabaga. It would have to be damned dire hunger to force me to eat that.



Look, even the smiley hates rutabagas.

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 05:48 PM

15. Have you tried them mixed with potatoes ?

I also like turnips.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #15)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 05:51 PM

16. Turnips are okay. Turnip greens are really good.

I have never tried neeps and tatties.

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #16)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 05:55 PM

17. It's one way to become accustomed to them.

I really do like all kinds of greens. My childhood was in Georgia. We had a small veggie patch out back.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #17)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 06:01 PM

18. I was raised in Georgia myself. Greens were practically on every table.

Turnip/mustard greens with pepper sauce is great. Turnips themselves are pretty good raw (almost like a radish).

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #18)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 06:07 PM

19. Like most Southerners with a garden, we grew HOT peppers.

My dad crunched on them raw. My stepmother put them up in vinegar. Dad was a meat eater, so greens, beans, fried okra were on the table in the summer months. It was great going to the farmer's market. We put away bushels of fresh things for the winter.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 07:13 PM

20. Do you enjoy projectile vomiting ?

April was 3 months ago ...better safe than sorry ---pitch them

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 08:13 PM

21. Frozen. You must be talking about FROZEN brussels sprouts.

If so, maybe it's okay to cook them and see if they seem okay to eat. It all depends on the conditions while they were frozen.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 08:16 PM

22. a suggestion

to sniff and/or look close before ingesting or serving

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 09:39 PM

23. If we don't see you for several days, we will all know why. Best of luck!



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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #23)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 10:15 AM

25. I ended up tossing them, you all made me paranoid..

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 08:11 AM

24. Trick question: "Best" and "Brussels Sprouts", oxymoronic.

Unless, maybe, if they're wrapped in bacon, battered, rolled in crushed corn flakes, and deep fried.

Then they MIGHT be ok.

Bon appetit.

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Response to HipChick (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 11:54 AM

26. Heck - I dragged meat and veggies out of dumpsters

 

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I was poor for over 6 years,

rarely had a digestive problem.

a few times I did

but my asshole took care of it.

I survived.

CC

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