October 12, 2010, - 10:02 pm
I put this up on my Facebook page (which is over the max of 5,000 friends and 1,000 waiting friend requests, so please join my fan page, where I also posted it), and I’m getting a lot of good–and very funny responses. But now I want yours:
For how long is frozen food still good? I have two packages in my freezer–one of hot wings, the other stuffed cabbage with meat in it. Both are from a Passover 2009, so we’re talking 1.5 years. It says to use within 6 months on the box. But how long is it really good for if it’s been frozen and packaged the whole time? Should I toss ’em . . . or try ’em? I hate wasting but . . . .
Here are a couple of responses (nearly 100) from Facebook:
(No offense here, gentleman) Debbie, DON’T LISTEN TO MEN ON THIS SUBJECT!!! They’ll eat anything!!!! LOLOLOL
Toss it all…..it’s cheaper to get another dinner than a trip to the ER cuz of food poisoning. (G-d forbid)
Ok Deb … Here’s what you do. First, allow the wings and cabbage to totally thaw out. Then place both packages on your kitchen table. Observe said packages carefully and continuously for about 20 minutes. If the packages of food fail to produce their own means of movement then both are OK to eat. “No legs – No problem.” ‘;7)
Toss It or Taste It? What Should I do?
Tags: edible, expiration date, food, frozen food, past expiration date, taste, toss