Wondering what to make for supper a night or two ago, my wife pulled some pork chops out of the refrigerator that she had frozen and then thawed. They were two days past their "sell by" date and starting to lose their color, so we decided it was best not to eat them.
But say, here's a gent that scoffs at expiration dates. Jonathan Maitland, writing for the U.K.'s "Mail Online" ate increasingly out-of-date food for two weeks as a way to draw attention to the amount of food England - and the world in general - throws out that is still perfectly good. I found it an interesting read.
But for most of us, I will echo the advice we received a long time ago from our local health department: when in doubt, throw it out.
REJECTED SLOGANS FOR FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS
McDonald's - Still The Best Choice When You Haven't Got Time for Anything Better!
Starbucks - Now with 0.9% Financing on a Tall Frappucino!
KFC - Open to Suggestions on Keeping the Word "Fried" Out of Our Name.
Burger King - Ask for it Your Way and Get it Any Way We Make it.
Jack-in-the-Box - We put the dot in E.Coli!
Wendy's - Hey, if Dave Didn't Care About His Cholesterol, Why Should You?
Taco Bell - Working Around the Clock to Invent New Ways to Combine the Same Five Ingredients.
[selected from e-cookbooks with additional material by Mark Raymond]
WORDS for YOUR WEEK: "It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat." (Robert Fuoss)
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