What do you throw away far too frequently?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Boo Berry, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. Boo Berry

    Boo Berry Fair lady, your chariot awaits.

    Messages:
    1,173
    Likes Received:
    3,540
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2019
    Location:
    North Carolina
    I'm constantly throwing out salad dressing, and that makes Hulk sad. :(

    You know, you're at the grocery store and think maybe I'll have a salad with dinner tonight. Terrific, that goes off without a hitch, but then the salad dressing bottle just sits in the fridge for weeks until you feel like eating another salad, and by then I ain't eating no old salad dressing, so I buy a new bottle and throw out the 3/4 full old bottle.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. peng

    peng

    Messages:
    8,150
    Likes Received:
    13,656
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2011
    Location:
    Dearborn, Michigan
    I don't throw out much but my cousin who works at Whole Foods is another story.

    She is constantly buying virtuou$ fresh foods and herbs, not using them, then throwing them out. She's even been sick a time or 2 by eating spoiled stuff, but insists because it's from Whole Foods, it's OK. She tells me I just don't get it.

    She is correct.
     

  3. glock2619

    glock2619 Work in Progres

    Messages:
    1,134
    Likes Received:
    122
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Location:
    Rapid City, SD
    Fresh pineapple. Either I don’t know how to buy it, or I forget about it too long and by the time I cut it it’s bad.
     
    Boo Berry likes this.
  4. RenoF250

    RenoF250

    Messages:
    12,045
    Likes Received:
    8,703
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2008
    We throw away too much of all sorts of food. Old meat goes to the dog and most everything else gets eaten by the chickens.
     
  5. Geeorge

    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

    Messages:
    14,298
    Likes Received:
    9,710
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2004
    Location:
    South Irvington,Indiana 46239
    Unless it dries up or starts growing some kind of mold I leave salad dressing alone
     
    PeterG and slym2none like this.
  6. 63Bravo

    63Bravo

    Messages:
    3,730
    Likes Received:
    6,291
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Location:
    Minnesota
    The highest quality chinese dung.
    If it’s rubbish it goes in the dumpster.
    I loathe crap that under delivers.
    Example.. today I tossed a brand new roll of paracord.(tried to cut it and it’s obviously not real)
    The other day I grabbed a brand new mallet, one swing the head flies off.. bye bye.
    Vegetable peeler.. bye bye.
    Pretty much anything from wally world or a box store I toss.. No I’m not the one buying the kung flu dung.
     
    Boo Berry likes this.
  7. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

    Messages:
    15,899
    Likes Received:
    11,091
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2000
    Location:
    Lakeland, FL.
    If I had to pick something I'd say paper towels, Amazon cardboard boxes and cat litter. It would take me a couple months to fill up my garbage can with actual garbage. I can go three weeks without needing to haul the recycle bin down to the street.
     
    Redeemed likes this.
  8. Desert Kraut

    Desert Kraut

    Messages:
    1,473
    Likes Received:
    2,810
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2018
    We (my wife especially) throw out very little food. When we go out to eat, the leftovers we bring home are usually eaten in a day or two. She is constantly checking expiration dates on things in the refrigerator and in our pantries. If something is near the expiration date, she or I will plan on cooking something with those ingredients. Our attitude is that we worked hard to buy this stuff, so why would we want to waste it?

    My mother and father were the same way, but then they grew up in Germany during WW2.
     
    PeterG, Rinspeed, MaxB and 1 other person like this.
  9. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect I feel pretty.

    Messages:
    2,688
    Likes Received:
    3,290
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Location:
    Yakutsk, Sakha Republic
    Women.

    Disposable relationships. I need to start stamping them with a ''use before'' date. And then make sure that date always expires before december.
     
  10. PatinAz

    PatinAz

    Messages:
    2,082
    Likes Received:
    4,569
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2003
    Location:
    AZ
    We just got a fancy new refrigerator because our old one died. While switch stuff over, we threw out a bunch of old veggies that rarely get used, leeks, kale, etc.

    We did find one bottle of organic mustard that expired in 2016. That went into trash.
     
  11. DrewBone

    DrewBone

    Messages:
    5,136
    Likes Received:
    8,709
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2016
    Location:
    The Foothills of south western NC
    Conceited and arrogant people's opinions, LOL.
     
  12. ProjectCamaro

    ProjectCamaro

    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    47
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2007
    Bananas, my wife buys them every single week yet we hardly ever eat even one before they're all tossed.
     
  13. napp32

    napp32

    Messages:
    5,679
    Likes Received:
    8,257
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009
    Just about everything that is bought fresh....celery, carrots, potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, etc., etc. I buy the stuff for a specific meal; and then don't use the remainder before expiration. Sure drives the per serving cost up when you try to cook for one person.
     
  14. PBCounty

    PBCounty

    Messages:
    21,165
    Likes Received:
    20,978
    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Location:
    Palm Beach County, FL
    Condoms. Just kidding, I'd never use those.

    BTW I'm glad to see that the hearing aid guy in the OP has attained meme status. He's quite the character.
     
    Boo Berry likes this.
  15. PBCounty

    PBCounty

    Messages:
    21,165
    Likes Received:
    20,978
    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Location:
    Palm Beach County, FL
    I'd say about the only thing I "waste" is baked goods like donuts, cakes, pies, etc...it looks good in the store but I only end up eating a little and tossing a lot. Otherwise, I think I have my consumables down to a pretty efficient / low waste model.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2020
  16. Valmet

    Valmet M62/76 Silver Member

    Messages:
    11,651
    Likes Received:
    11,135
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2011
    Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
    Vegetables. I feel like I’m being healthy when I buy them, and eat prob 50% of the veggies I actually buy.
     
    FullClip likes this.
  17. Batesmotel

    Batesmotel

    Messages:
    23,467
    Likes Received:
    24,210
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Location:
    Utah
    You know that little part of your conscience that tells you when it’s time to shut up?

    That gets tossed out far to often.
     
    MB-G26, pgg00, flyover and 2 others like this.
  18. Tvov

    Tvov

    Messages:
    9,580
    Likes Received:
    6,909
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2000
    Location:
    CT,USA
    We actually throw out very little food. Now that I think about it, what can happen is when we have enough from a dinner to save as leftovers. If we forget about the container in the fridge for days, it gets thrown.

    Many breakfasts and lunches the next day will be leftovers.

    Salad dressing seems to last forever in the fridge.

    Paper towels - one thing about the china virus lockdown is I realized how much paper towel rolls we go through. Just way more convenient than having to constantly clean kitchen towels.
     
  19. Borg Warner

    Borg Warner

    Messages:
    16,145
    Likes Received:
    36,410
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2017
    Location:
    Northeastern Washington
    Refrigeration and preservatives allow you to keep that salad dressing fresh for months. No need to throw it away after a couple of weeks.

    How many fatalities have you ever heard of in your entire life where the cause of death is eating "Old" commercially bottled salad dressing?

    The greens in your salad are more likely to poison than your salad dressing.

    Here are the top 9 foods that are most likely to cause food poisoning
    1. Poultry.
    2. Vegetables and Leafy Greens. Vegetables and leafy greens are a common source of food poisoning, especially when eaten raw. ...
    3. Fish and Shellfish. ...
    4. Rice. ...
    5. Deli Meats. ...
    6. Unpasteurized Dairy. ...
    7. Eggs. ...
    8. Fruit.
    And then there's this:

    http://www.eatbydate.com/other/condiments/bottled-salad-dressing-shelf-life-expiration-date/

    Salad Dressing shelf life past printed date if refrigerated after opening:

    Ranch Dressing lasts for 1-2 Months
    Blue Cheese Dressing lasts for 1-2 Months
    Caesar Dressing lasts for 1-2 Months
    Thousand Island Dressing lasts for 1-2 Months
    Italian Dressing lasts for 3-4 Months
    Balsamic Vinegarette lasts for 3-4 Months
     
  20. 63Bravo

    63Bravo

    Messages:
    3,730
    Likes Received:
    6,291
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I throw away a lot of food too.
    And I hate that...