That Stuff Could Possibly Kill a Person!
December 19, 2017 11:34am CST
I never wanted to learn to cook or bake, I do not like to cook or bake, and I will definitely avoid cooking and baking whenever I can. I do not use spices in or on my food. For me, it is just a bit of salt and NEVER pepper! My husband likes to cook. He likes to bake too. My husband has a wide variety of spices and bottles of this, that, and the other to use in his creations. I do love to organize, though. I decided to organize my husband's bottles of spices, grated stuff, powders, herbs, and all that jazz. I happened to look at the expiration date on a container of grated Parmesan cheese. Hmmm, "SELL BY 02/16/04." I would think a 14-year-old container of grated Parmesan cheese could kill a person if ingested. I did toss a few more of those bottles that had expired, but the winner of the past-the-expiration-date goes to the grated Parmesan cheese.
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• Pamplona, Spain
I love to make stew even in the summer its a great comforter to put in all the good fresh veggies I can find with a teeny bit of chicken to go with it. I would never make it to be a "Master Chef" but who cares? I love what I cook although its not that much.
• United States
@sallypup I have really cut back on sugar. I have discovered that sugar is my enemy. I was waking at 4 a.m. every morning due to eating something with sugar at night. Switched to a handful of nuts, for protein before bed, and now I sleep until 7:15 a.m., the time I want to wake up. Salt is a problem for many of us, and I really go light when I add a bit of salt. I developed kidney disease at age 5, so low-salt is the way I go. If my kidneys flair up, which has only happened 3 times since age 5, it is no-salt until they up and working again.
• United States
I'm with you on that! Toss it! I like to keep everything fresh. I squeeze bread at the store because soft bread is fresh, and hard loafs are not. I smell the tomatoes, if they don't smell like they are coming right off the vine I won't buy them and a firm tomato will last longer too. I'm the same with medicine expiration dates, perfumes, and shampoos.
I had no idea you didn't cook, my husband is the chef in my house too but he checks dates and tosses anything that is out of date. I like to bake and will be doing cookies for our kids for Christmas. Our Parmesan doesn't last a year, pasta is a favorite in my house. 14 years is about 13 years too late...
• United States
I agree. 14-year-old grated Parmesan is definitely meant for the garbage can. I can cook, which I had to do when our son was growing up, but it was meat, potato, and vegetable cooking. Our son grew to be 6'1" which is giant-status in our family, so my cooking must have worked for him.
@Corbin5 I’m just like you, when the kids were young, I cooked, if he was around ( he was a football coach) he cooked not because I couldn’t cook, but he liked to play in the kitchen...since retired, I let him do whatever he wants in the kitchen, as long as I don’t have to cook for the masses...
• Peoria, Arizona
If it was any other spice I would have thought that was gross but cheese grows with age unless it is exposed to moisture, other than that it cannot really hurt anyone because in reality...cheese is already spoiled milk. Haha!