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Old 10-26-20, 05:01 AM
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Lowering My Food Standards

Just curious, has anyone else ever become aware of the fact that they are lowering their food standards? I have been living on quick sale bakery items and fruits and vegetables for years. Our local supermarket has their fresh cut meat at regular price, the next day they knock a bit off and mark it as "On Sale" , the next day it is half price and marked "Quick Sale 1/2 price", I have never hesitated to buy beef and pork at those prices, but lately I have started buying the poultry and fish too. Last night when I put the chicken in the toaster oven it smelled a bit off, well I am feeling fine this morning. The problem is now I am worried that I may not be able to control myself when I ride past road kill.
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Be careful with that... I know that in at least one state, Washington, they require you take the entire carcass if you decide to harvest any of the roadkill. Might be a bit difficult to carry a whole dead deer on your handlebars. Perhaps if you ride with a trailer... you know, just in case.
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The problem is now I am worried that I may not be able to control myself when I ride past road kill.
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Just curious, has anyone else ever become aware of the fact that they are lowering their food standards?
My food standards got lowered when I became a father a couple decades ago. I remember just a few years ago, that if I could feed my family* for $15 per meal I was doing good.

Nowadays with less people in the house, I eat so many leftovers because it looks like cash sitting in the fridge and I figure I might as well put that cash in my belly instead of the trash.

*Usually only 4 out of 6 of us were ever home at one time.

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On expiration dates, on "key" foods that can get ugly if spoiling (ie, dairy, mayonnaise, meats, or leafy greens), I'm a stickler for off-the-farm fresh (or off-the-field fresh). Wherever possible, I go to the source on such things: a nearby dairy that does whole milk products, a nearby farm for leafy greens and meats). More expensive, but (at least IMO) vastly less-risky in terms of age-related "bugs" starting to grow on spoiling foods.

I do so few packaged, labeled foods, sticking with "real" foods in their natural forms. So a lot of the stuff that has long shelf lives are the things I skip via my basic food choices.

Where I can, I grow a few herbs and fresh vegetables in a small garden.
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My only food standard is WHATABURGER...
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Be careful with that... I know that in at least one state, Washington, they require you take the entire carcass if you decide to harvest any of the roadkill. Might be a bit difficult to carry a whole dead deer on your handlebars. Perhaps if you ride with a trailer... you know, just in case.
I am limited by my Wike cargo trailer.
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I am limited by my Wike cargo trailer.
Can you fit an elk on that thing?
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Can you fit an elk on that thing?
Might have to use a wood chipper.
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