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Zoom Rabbit
12-22-2003, 02:54 AM
This is a *public safety* announcement. :max:

It has come to my attention of late that many of us are in the habit of keeping and using milk in the household kitchen well past the expiration date (http://www.goldtop.org/milk/lib/packaging/arla.jpg) on the carton. Most milk cartons in the US are stamped with both 'sell by' and 'use by' dates on the top border of the carton. Unfortunately, very few consumers actually check those dates when they go to use the milk (http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~ling417/milk.jpg) a week or so later.

Not as crazy as it sounds. :dozey: How long has it been since you bought your milk? Get up RIGHT NOW, and go check the expiration date on the milk in your fridge. Do it--it's a matter of kitchen safety (http://www.internetvets.com/Gallery/SpilledMilkKitten.jpg)!

Now, I'm willing to bet that most of us have milk in there with 'use by' expiration dates well in the past. Some people will defend this by saying either, 'It's good for a week after you open it, no matter when you open it,' or (my favorite (http://money.cnn.com/2002/10/31/news/companies/martha_stewart/martha_stewart_points.ap.03.jpg)) 'They set those dates assuming it'll sit in your fridge for two weeks before you actually use it.' Hogwash (http://www.auri.org/news/ainapr99/images/hogs.jpg) in either case!

Ever get the twenty-four hour flu? ;) There is no such thing--you've had food poisoning (http://www.raspage.com/sb/images/sick.jpg) and didn't even know it. Little details like milk carton expiration dates are how it happens...

Anyway, just to prove how widespread this problem is, I ask everyone to go check the milk right now, then come back and vote on the poll so we may see firsthand how The Deleted (http://www.galileoplayers.com/fly%204%20refinished.jpg) fare when it comes to kitchen safety. :D We are on our honor to vote truthfully.

Thanks, and vive la resistance (http://www.geocities.com/ravejitsu/ROT5.jpg). :biggs:

Branik
12-22-2003, 06:24 AM
My milk is fine. I only buy so little so I can drink it in time.

Ray Jones
12-22-2003, 06:42 AM
being a normal spoothead monkey i'll have to say the milk in my fridge is safe as long as we are talking about expiration dates. i mean my daughter drinks it so fast i hardly can follow this, even as a hardcore milk consumer.
however it is possible to start a whole experiment about the ways of life if someone ever will put olives in my fridge with the intention that I will eat them. same goes for pineapples.
as one of those exemplary areseners my answer would point out that my girlfriend holds the responsibility for making the milk sure and that she is doing a good job btw.

:)

Darth Groovy
12-22-2003, 07:57 AM
What about Egg Nog? It's a seasonal item, so does that mean you can bend the rules a bit?

Sivy
12-22-2003, 08:03 AM
i had some milk the other day and even though it was still in date it was practically cheese, very lumpy cream cheese. :barf:

Branik
12-22-2003, 04:36 PM
You should always smell it first. ;)

ptdc
12-22-2003, 04:58 PM
I only have milk in my tea where it comes into contact with boiling water. What about my malk?!

Thrik
12-22-2003, 05:15 PM
http://www.msnbc.com/local/KHQ/Images/PETAbillboard.jpg

Shivermetimbers
12-22-2003, 09:26 PM
Originally posted by Thrik
http://www.msnbc.com/local/KHQ/Images/PETAbillboard.jpg


I think I'll give that to the lunch ladies at school.

My milk is fine. It's skim milk. I like skim milk. People think I am weird for this.

Alia
12-22-2003, 09:35 PM
Expired milk? With MY family, we finish a gallon of milk almost before we get to the checkout. I don't like it much myself, though. Nasty stuff.

ptdc
12-22-2003, 10:45 PM
Skimmed is too watery for me :(

Thrik
12-22-2003, 11:32 PM
I have milk in tea/coffee and that's it. People who drink plain milk are freaks of nature and should be shot at the first possible oppertunity.

Acrylic
12-22-2003, 11:39 PM
My milk is fine. Its great tasting and full of atoms saying "Nick!!! Drink me!!!" So, yeah, its great. :)

Shivermetimbers
12-23-2003, 12:35 AM
You're name is Nick?

I know a lot of people named Nick. Odd.

at ptdc: its just different than what you are used to. for example, I can't stand one percent milk. It takes like drinking butter to me.

Thrik
12-23-2003, 12:40 AM
One percent of milk? Hmm.

Zoom Rabbit
12-23-2003, 04:19 AM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
What about Egg Nog? It's a seasonal item, so does that mean you can bend the rules a bit?

Absolutely. Hell, you can drink last year's egg nog if you want, as long as you mix it with 50% brandy...

:D

Skinkie
12-23-2003, 04:53 AM
DUDE! My name is Nick!

scabb
12-23-2003, 12:42 PM
Milk belongs in cereals, and nowhere else. All the cool people have brittle bones.

Shivermetimbers
12-23-2003, 01:25 PM
Originally posted by Zoom Rabbit
Absolutely. Hell, you can drink last year's egg nog if you want, as long as you mix it with 50% brandy...

:D


But my dear Zoom, you use whiskey in eggnog

Ray Jones
12-23-2003, 02:00 PM
thats the other 50% .. :p

Acrylic
12-23-2003, 11:36 PM
Originally posted by Skinkie
DUDE! My name is Nick!

We shall all join together : All the Nick's on these forums, to create....NICK!!!!

Yes...it SHALL be done....

Dark Sad Shadow
12-24-2003, 03:32 AM
*a mist begins to flow in the forum...



well... well well



Here comes the milk master!!!! :D :D

Jared
12-24-2003, 04:07 AM
Originally posted by Dark Sad Shadow
*a mist begins to flow in the forum...



well... well well



Here comes the milk master!!!! :D :D

hey dss.







got milk??

Dark Sad Shadow
12-24-2003, 04:19 AM
no, i didnt got milk..i bring milk :D
so...


a thread of milk

Zoom Rabbit
12-24-2003, 04:32 AM
Aaah, DSS is here. :D

Now we may put to rest these annoying (http://www.diznick.com/shawn/06_teapotdomo.jpg) questions of the nutritional benefits of drinking milk! Will milk make you impotent or provide the body with vital calcium? Is it laced with hormones which advance the onset of puberty in children (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/umhtml/images/milk.jpg) at a statistically verifiable rate, or merely white with virginal dairy goodness? :dozey: Milk master, educate us!

(Nothing to see here... (http://www.exclusivelyhedgehogs.com/Hedgehog%20Scrapbook.htm))

Shivermetimbers: They put whiskey in the egg nog on your planet? How curious... ;)

Dark Sad Shadow
12-24-2003, 05:07 AM
of course my young milk padawans :D

The milk its a pure white field.... it sorround us, penetrate...(no wait....), and makes all the girls happier:D

Skinkie
12-24-2003, 05:10 AM
Did he just say what I thought he said?

Dark Sad Shadow
12-24-2003, 05:18 AM
yea, i said that :D

Nitro
12-24-2003, 05:44 AM
Arrrrrrr! Milk be the one and only way to keep yer skull and crossbones together! Especially important if yer cursed, you savvy?

Alia
12-24-2003, 06:26 AM
....And I was foolish enough to think I was safe from this HERE. Oh, fresh evidence of my naivete appears every single blessed day!

Zoom Rabbit
12-24-2003, 08:37 AM
Originally posted by Nitro
Arrrrrrr! Milk be the one and only way to keep yer skull and crossbones together! Especially important if yer cursed, you savvy?

You're off the edge of the map, mate! :D There be monsters here...

Dark Sad Shadow
12-24-2003, 06:20 PM
probably he is talking about the other milk :p

XD

Ray Jones
12-24-2003, 08:46 PM
other milk?

Zoom Rabbit
12-24-2003, 09:51 PM
You betcha. You see, Ray (http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid79/p5928b73d0afa3197fe4659c65e382233/fb1f1aa4.jpg), there's *milk* and there's *other milk.* From the culinary (http://i.cnn.net/cnn/2002/BUSINESS/asia/10/03/us.martha.biz/story2.martha.stewart.jpg) point of view this is understood by the professional chef to represent the difference between milk and milk fat. Milk comes in a range of fat-percentages, each of which is used differently in the kitchen. Just plain milk by itself is called skim milk, and is frequently used in recipes which either have a high fat content already or are seeking to eliminate it. At the other end of the scale, we have half and half (which is half *milk* and half *other milk*) and heavy cream (mostly *other milk*) which provide fat to bind a recipe together or is reduced (http://www.outofthefryingpan.com/recipes/images/mac.an.chee.pepper.jpg) into a thicker consistency during cooking.

(Nothing to see here, either (http://www.hellocat78.1hwy.com/).)

Now, an alfredo sauce, which is widely popular (http://www.neworleansrestaurants.com/antoines/images/chef.jpg) throughout the world, consists mostly of parmesan cheese and *other milk* which has been reduced (or boiled down) into a creamy sauce. In Europe, there is a dairy product called crème frâiche which is pretty much all *other milk* and has a creamy, sauce-like consistency even before it has been cooked.

This concludes today's class on milk (http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~ling417/milk.jpg). :)

Dark Sad Shadow
12-24-2003, 09:51 PM
yea you know he isnt talking about the other kind of "milk" at aresen ;)

Jared
12-24-2003, 10:35 PM
i'm not sure I like where this thread is going.

Zoom Rabbit
12-25-2003, 04:39 AM
Why, whatever are you hominids (http://www.beautyworlds.com/images/images/monkeys.jpg) prattling on about now? :dozey: We're having frank discussions about kitchen safety, food-borne illnesses transmissible by milk...and milk in general.

(Really nothing to see here at all (http://www.spoiledrottenkitties.com/costumes.htm).)

Milk jokes! :D

Q: Why did cats domesticate humans?
A: So they could get milk without getting their heads stepped on.

Q: Why buy the cow if you can get the milk for free?
A: Steak.

...So this milkman knocks on the door to find this gorgeous blonde woman in a bath robe, who wants him to fill her bath tub with milk so she can take a milk bath. 'Pasteurized?' he asks, and she says, 'No, just up to my nipples.'

:max: Who else got milk jokes? Eh?

Alia
12-25-2003, 05:16 AM
Originally posted by Zoom Rabbit
(Really nothing to see here at all (http://www.spoiledrottenkitties.com/costumes.htm).)
What do you mean? They have PIRATE CAT COSTUMES!

Jared
12-25-2003, 05:23 AM
Originally posted by Alia
What do you mean? They have PIRATE CAT COSTUMES!

.....what would posses you....to dress your cat up like a pirate??

Zoom Rabbit
12-25-2003, 10:39 AM
Originally posted by Jared
.....what would posses you....to dress your cat up like a pirate??

Mescaline (http://www.mcm.org.au/youthnet/images/images/kenshin.jpg). :max:

Ernil
12-28-2003, 06:36 AM
A few years ago, I found some white creamyish sauce in my 'fridge that expired in 1993.


1993. That's before ANY of us were born! It was priceless, I'm sure. Stupid mom, not knowing beauty when she sees it, thew the stuff away.