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You can cook it al dente, swirl it up into one-serving nests, and dehydrate the nests for "instant pasta" that needs only warm water (not boiling) to reconstitute.

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I am totally fine with holding professionally canned goods and dry goods past their expiration, but what I wonder about are the soft-sided packages, like Tetra packs or the soft sauce packages like these - https://smile.amazon.com/McCormick-Gluten-Bourbon-Chicken-Skillet/dp/B01BNHKLIO/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=mccormick+sauces&qid=1551984445&s=gateway&sr=8-6.

Does anyone have guidance about keeping these past their expiry date?

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On 9/16/2018 at 12:52 PM, Ambergris said:

You can cook it al dente, swirl it up into one-serving nests, and dehydrate the nests for "instant pasta" that needs only warm water (not boiling) to reconstitute.

 

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29 minutes ago, furbabymom said:

I am totally fine with holding professionally canned goods and dry goods past their expiration, but what I wonder about are the soft-sided packages, like Tetra packs or the soft sauce packages like these - https://smile.amazon.com/McCormick-Gluten-Bourbon-Chicken-Skillet/dp/B01BNHKLIO/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=mccormick+sauces&qid=1551984445&s=gateway&sr=8-6.

Does anyone have guidance about keeping these past their expiry date?

 

I don't keep acidic stuff past the exp. in tin cans, but I have no problem keeping them in tetra pak. Tomatoes & pumpkin type items eat through the lining of the can. From what I read awhile back, tetra pak was better for that & no BPA.

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On 9/14/2018 at 10:24 PM, Jeepers said:

twenty pounds of pasta

 

Seems this thread's been vacant for awhile...but I vacuum seal my pasta's in mason jars.  I have some (and we're using) some that I put up over 3 years ago.

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8 hours ago, furbabymom said:

soft-sided packages,

 

We bought some of the Uncle Ben's pre-cooked rices in the soft packs that you can nuke for a few minutes.  They began to get hard and I had to add liquid and put them in a bowl to get them used up.  Won't buy any more.  Also tried some of those pre-packaged skillet-type things and we noticed the packages began to "swell"..just a waste of money because I pitched them.

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Are you talking about the rice in the little cups? If so I'd better start using mine up. I like them under beef stew.

 

If you mean the packages...I'd better check those too. I have some of the packages stored away in buckets. I think they are Lipton brand though. Or maybe Knoor. They might even be noodles.

 

I'm terrible at rotating. I like to have it stowed away and forgotten about and checked off my list. I also don't like to open a bucket after its been sealed. :sigh:

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Jeepers, I'm referring to those foil type packages that you just zip open the top and nuke them.  The dry ones from Knorr...we punched a pin hole in the top, folded the top down, put them in vacuum seal bags and vacuum sealed them down, and then into a food grade bucket with a gasket seal. We did find some of those Ramen cups that hubby had at the Roost (about 10 years old) and they tasted a bit "off" so we pitched the rest.  Also had a bucket full of the regular noodles, but haven't tried them yet to see if they're to hit the trash...if they're okay, we felt that in a life changing event, we could give them away or perhaps barter them.

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6 hours ago, Jeepers said:

rotating

 

We prefer to rotate the metal canned foods that we stock up on.  The one's I can I keep and use them when we want to.  Been eating out of our pantry and freezers pretty much for the last 3 months.  Still have stuff we need to pull from the freezers and pressure cook.

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6 hours ago, Jeepers said:

I'm terrible at rotating. I like to have it stowed away and forgotten about and checked off my list. I also don't like to open a bucket after its been sealed. :sigh:

 

 

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On 3/7/2019 at 9:31 PM, The WE2's said:

 

Seems this thread's been vacant for awhile...but I vacuum seal my pasta's in mason jars.  I have some (and we're using) some that I put up over 3 years ago.

 

I have been wanting to get a vacuum sealer for mason jars. Which one do you use? 

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23 hours ago, The WE2's said:

bucket full of the regular noodles

Fixed a of them tonight and they were fine.  Put them back in their bucket.  The bucket has a nice gasket seal lid that I have to use a lid bung to get off.

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21 hours ago, Cowgirl said:

I have been wanting to get a vacuum sealer for mason jars. Which one do you use? 

 

We use the Food Saver.  This one is a newer model.  The older one was a real work horse and we bought all the attachments when we bought it.  We bought the canister containers and the lids as shown in my pic).  Never regretted it one minute, it's saved us much more than the cost of the machine.

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I have a newer Food Saver too and love it. I'm sure I'll use the extra attachments I bought to go with it more when I get moved. Food is heavy to move so I'm waiting. 

 

I agree, it has already paid for itself. I've used it to seal non food items like medical supplies too. I used it to seal my granny's old Bible that is falling apart.  :wub:

 

If I had real silverware I'd seal it up to help prevent tarnish. Actually if I had real silverware I'd have sold it by now and bought something I would actually use. Actually. 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks, WE2! 

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