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Monday, February 15, 2016

And This Is Why Ziploc Bags Have Labels

This morning I woke and did my usual Monday morning things, like gather laundry, tackle a few easy chores and sip coffee while I am doing them.  I am not a big breakfast fan the the thought of having to actually chew before 10:30 or 11 almost causes a gag reflex for me. So usually by my third cup of coffee, I am ready for a bite to eat.  The down side of doing this paleo diet is my belly is ready to eat way before my mouth is, so the moment my mouth says food is tolerable I am starving. Today was no exception!

Though I was spot on with my advance prep of condiments and such, I neglected to prep some of the basic foods I did the last time I was doing Whole30. I have no sausage nor chorizo made, I have not cooked my paleo acceptable bacon and frozen it in strips for easy grab and go breakfasts.  In fact I have done little if any advance food prep, so while starving I looked in the freezer to see what I had cooked that could be thawed and eaten quickly.  I found a small package with about a cup of food in it and it looked like ground beef with vegetables.  It was not exactly what I wanted but I figured I could put it in a saute' pan with a little water and have my meal hot and ready to go in about 5 minutes.  It worked like a charm and poured it, liquid and all into a bowl, took a bite and then realized it was food I had cooked and packaged for the dog.  From the taste of it I would guess It was a combo of ground beef, minced chicken hearts, and livers and some other mystery meat, combined with minced carrots, spinach and green beans.  And the moral to this tale...

Write the contents of the bag on the space provided!


ARF!!!

28 comments:

  1. Eeeeeeuw.
    You have got my gag reflex in overdrive.
    Offal is awful.

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    1. No joke! (though joke is not the first word that came to mind)

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  2. Oh my goodness, Anne! I am trying not to smile at your expense, but that is kind of funny. I also have a bad habit of not labeling my freezer bags but I think this story will come to my mind if I ever freeze anything to be used for our dog. I hope you were able to pull something else together for yourself to eat. :(

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    1. Go ahead and laugh, after the first bite and gagging I laughed. Well I laughed after I spit that crap out. I am putting a sharpie on top of the freezer so this will not happen again!

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  3. when i put the stuff in the bags I "know" i wont forget what it is!

    my fave whole30 breakfast was cashews, banana and coconut eaten from a bowl with coconut milk. The only problem was making everyone understand that the cashews werent for snacking

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    1. I tried the fruit and nuts in a bowl but it is not something I like. Maybe if I ground the nuts and ground some dehydrated fruit?

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  4. Love how you titled this post! Oh, wow!

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  5. Did that motivate you to do some prep work for future breakfasts?

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    1. Not yet, but it will. If it were cold here we would be having a mighty big blizzard. Instead it is just pouring down cold rain and I am opting to not leave the house for groceries. Hopefully tomorrow!

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  6. lolz.....I bet you remember to label from now on!

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  7. LOL So sorry you had that experience! I agree with slugmama, I bet you'll remember to label from now on. :)

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    1. I guess my mission today is to live and learn and pass it on!

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  8. Haha, at least it was food you had cooked yourself. Leftover Alpo would have been really awful! I use washi tape to label the bags I use for cooked foods and vegetables so that I can reuse the bags (not with raw meat). I actually like getting out the washi tape, so I've remembered to do this lately. Which is good because there are some mysterious packages in my freezer and I'm kind of afraid to find out what they contain!

    Laura (allthatjunk)

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    1. i understand and will now approach all unlabeled packages in my freezer with trepidation. But from here on out I am labeling everything. This was much worse than expecting chili and thawing spaghetti sauce.

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    1. I found it funny after the fact, but not so funny at the first bite!

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  10. Funny but not in your mouth right? I forget to label too....I am making my breakfast and it's not even 5 but i'm hungry! I don't snack after dinner so I wake y up hungry- crazy I know. It's raining here so I have to decide my schedule- drive to a nearby town to visit some folks or put it off until tomorrow. I was gone most of the day yesterday so it might be nice to stay at home but....

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  11. Funny but not in your mouth right? I forget to label too....I am making my breakfast and it's not even 5 but i'm hungry! I don't snack after dinner so I wake y up hungry- crazy I know. It's raining here so I have to decide my schedule- drive to a nearby town to visit some folks or put it off until tomorrow. I was gone most of the day yesterday so it might be nice to stay at home but....

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    1. My mouth did not enjoy it at all, but the rest of me thought it was very funny in an odd sort of humor way

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  12. Oh dear! We have to label everything at work (contents and the date), so it's become a habit with me.

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    1. It is a really good habit, and I usually label, but not every time obviously. When I am actively preserving foods like packaging meats or veggies for freezer storage I am very good about labels and dating. Not so good about the rogue serving of spaghetti sauce or similar leftovers. This should be a learning experience for me.

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  13. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse. That's one hell of a diet......dog food.

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    1. It did tend to dull my appetite, so it's a win?

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  14. Too funny!
    The same thing happened to me BUT I usually throw the food away before I bite into it.
    And yes, I label now.

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  15. Yep! Labeling is critical, and it only took me decades and decades to figure it out

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