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$illy Mi$take
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Last night on my way home I ran into the grocery to get some things I'd be using today. ..... flour, sugar, brown sugar,butter, eggs, etc .... and some usual day-to-day things. I stuffed some th
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$illy Mi$take

posted at 12/5/2011 2:29 PM EST
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Last night on my way home I ran into the grocery to get some things I'd be using today. ..... flour, sugar, brown sugar,butter, eggs, etc .... and some usual day-to-day things.
I stuffed some things into the freezer and some into the 'fridge.  The rest I left on the counter to be put away this morning.
When I was putting things I found a pound of butter!!  A pound of butter left on the counter overnight!!
I left it there around 8:45 PM and found it around 7 AM.  Good grief.
I threw it away ~sigh~ 
Was that the correct thing to do?
What silly thing have you done recently?

Re: $illy Mi$take

posted at 12/5/2011 3:49 PM EST
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Oh heck, I wouldn't have thrown it away!!  I would have got out all my recipes that call for softened butter and made cookies!!  I always leave sticks of butter on the counter over night so that they are nice and soft (like the recipe calls for) when I am ready to bake. No harm, no foul!!  Laughing

My most recent silly thing was opening the microwave to put the mayo away....um, the fridge would have been a better option!!

Re: $illy Mi$take

posted at 12/5/2011 4:30 PM EST
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Oh, butter is quite alright if left overnight on the counter.....

Re: $illy Mi$take

posted at 12/5/2011 5:16 PM EST
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Unless the cats got to it the butter would have been just fine.

I can do one better..
Years ago I did my shopping and unloaded my little truck when I got home.  Put everything away..or so I thought.
2 days later I found the gallon of milk that I had forgotten.  I had not wanted to put it in the bed of the truck with the other items so I put it behind the seat.
Would not have been so bad if it were winter but this was June.
Strange what milk does when it sits out like that.  Pretty sure I had a great cheese going.

Re: $illy Mi$take

posted at 12/5/2011 6:43 PM EST
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Hey ..... I could have saved/used that butter???!  Really???  
OK - how about now .... it's past 20 hours since I abandoned that costly stuff??
I know it's still all sealed up in my garbage can.

Re: $illy Mi$take

posted at 12/5/2011 6:51 PM EST
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Nancy, In less than a month I will be 65.  I call these senior moments. lol lol
I have lots of senior moments. lol lol Have you ever walked in a room and
wondered what you had gone in there for!!!  lol lol

Re: $illy Mi$take

posted at 12/5/2011 10:05 PM EST
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Yes, I agree.  You could have used the butter.

Re: $illy Mi$take

posted at 12/5/2011 11:43 PM EST
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In Response to Re: $illy Mi$take:
Hey ..... I could have saved/used that butter???!  Really???   OK - how about now .... it's past 20 hours since I abandoned that costly stuff?? I know it's still all sealed up in my garbage can.
Posted by Nancy G


Nancy, I think the butter is still good to use. During the winter months I keep butter for my toast in the cupboard, and it's there for at least a week...and I'm still alive.

Re: $illy Mi$take

posted at 12/6/2011 6:31 AM EST
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The butter was probably okay.  We all make a silly mistake now and then.

Re: $illy Mi$take

posted at 12/6/2011 7:17 AM EST
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it was all right if you like it made that way.

Re: $illy Mi$take

posted at 12/6/2011 8:07 AM EST
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In Response to Re: $illy Mi$take:
Hey ..... I could have saved/used that butter???!  Really???   OK - how about now .... it's past 20 hours since I abandoned that costly stuff?? I know it's still all sealed up in my garbage can.
Posted by Nancy G


YUP!!! Go for it Nancy......

Re: $illy Mi$take

posted at 12/6/2011 9:56 AM EST
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Pretty late last night I decided my cowardice is better in this situation and left the stuff in the garbage.  Right now it's setting outside waiting for pick-up.  Next time I'll know more.   Thank you.

Re: $illy Mi$take

posted at 12/6/2011 10:11 AM EST
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To err is human.

Re: $illy Mi$take

posted at 12/6/2011 10:24 AM EST
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Nancy G......I have done things more "stupid" than what you think you did; but you can bet that you will never do that again.  Each time you bring butter home, it will end up in its "right" place.

Re: $illy Mi$take

posted at 12/6/2011 10:31 AM EST
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i would have used the butter also

Re: $illy Mi$take

posted at 12/6/2011 12:30 PM EST
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I would have used the butter also. I leave some out  all time for toast also.
But of course to Err is human I always say.

Re: $illy Mi$take

posted at 12/6/2011 2:06 PM EST
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i would have used it . i did something like that went food shopping i had a truck and  food was in back seat i took the bags all out put everything away two days later i found the not frozen pizza  i had bought it was under the back seat all puffed up it was summer haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Re: $illy Mi$take

posted at 12/6/2011 5:01 PM EST
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I guess it goes back to childhood on a farm -- we did not put butter in the fridge if it was to be used for buttering the biscuits etc.
Butter was only put in the fridge if it was to be stored for a while.
 I leave a stick of butter out (covered) on my kitchen table all the time - I don't like hard butter for my toast, biscuit etc.
Now the jug of milk? that is something else altogether!
lol

Re: $illy Mi$take

posted at 12/6/2011 5:38 PM EST
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Things left in the car, or truck, will start to smell after a while.  Even water!  How well I know lol.

A couple of years ago we lost power for a few days.  The night it went out I went to buy bags of ice and put them in the trunk of my car.  When I got home we unloaded them but apparently one of them had lost some ice.  About two months later there was this really awful smell in the car.  I searched everywhere inside the car and the trunk and found nothing.  Until I lifted the cover of the spare tire and really got a nosefull lol.  It was awful!  Who knew melted ice could stink so bad?

Re: $illy Mi$take

posted at 12/6/2011 10:22 PM EST
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H. M. --- I sure din't know melted ice could stink!!

Today I bought 5 lb of butter -- 3 lb went immediately into the freezer, 1 lb into the fridge and 1 lb stayed on the counter for the next batches of cookies.

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