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sk8eycat replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Safety of frozen food in the group Food!
"If you like your steaks and burgers rare, or medium rare, DON'T thaw them!  Pre-form the ground beef before freezing, then unwrap each one, and toss it on the barbie.  You can tell by the color of the outside of the meat if it's…"
3 hours ago
The Flying Atheist replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Safety of frozen food in the group Food!
""...my dad loved to barbecue steaks and burgers.  Those are best when cooked directly from the freezer." I'm curious, Sk8eycat.  Are you saying that the meat was not thawed first before cooking? P.S.  My freezer is…"
6 hours ago
Pat replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Safety of frozen food in the group Food!
"The stuff I put in fridge's upper freezer I try and use as quickly as possible. Instead of a chest type, I have a standup deep freezer. The food I put in the deep freezer, I put in a vacuum food saver 1st. Using that, I can't say I've…"
7 hours ago
Patricia replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Safety of frozen food in the group Food!
"That's one thing about the smaller sizes, the foods get used up in a reasonable time."
8 hours ago
Michael Penn replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Safety of frozen food in the group Food!
"Frozen food kept over a year begins to lose flavor and nutrients. "Indefinitely" isn't an option. For the sake of your health and your food I would try to use frozen items without letting them become over a year old. Food over a year…"
8 hours ago
Patricia replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Safety of frozen food in the group Food!
"I'll be interested in the answer from them. We have a small 7 cu. ft. chest freezer for the 2 of us, as well as using the 2 fridge freezers......(we have the fridge downstairs from the suite renting days.)"
11 hours ago
sk8eycat replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Safety of frozen food in the group Food!
"Ours gets opened several times a day...usually to get ice cubes out of the bin.  I don't know if a through-the-door dispenser would make any difference.  BUT we use up what we buy ASAP because "freezer burn" ruins the best…"
12 hours ago
Idaho Spud added a discussion to the group Food!
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Safety of frozen food

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service states that "Freezing keeps food safe indefinitely."  Also, "Food stored constantly at 0 °F will always be safe. Only the quality suffers with lengthy freezer storage. Freezing keeps food safe by slowing the movement of molecules, causing microbes to enter a dormant stage. Freezing preserves food for extended periods because it prevents the growth of microorganisms that cause both food spoilage and foodborne illness."  Also, "If a refrigerator…See More
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Idaho Spud replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Atheism and the Holocaust: Primo Levi and Os Guiness
"I'm not sure what you want, but it seems to me that the political leaders who start that kind of war are the worst.  The political and military leaders that decide to torture civilians are almost as bad, as are the makers of the torturous…"
16 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"Felaine, I enjoy the stories of Mr. T.  Too bad he went blind."
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Idaho Spud replied to Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish's discussion Do you guys know what tomorrow is?
"Love it GC.  A keeper for sure."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I'm usually tempted to shovel everything at once, and then my muscles are so sore, that I don't sleep well that night."
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Good addition Patricia.  I didn't catch that from your original post."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I just finished shoveling 4 inches of wet snow off my sidewalk & driveway to the street.  I've had enough for today.  I'll wait a day or two to remove it from my walkway to the car, and the driveway to the gate."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"That's funny GC."
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About Me:
I had loving parents, but was strongly indoctrinated with Mormon beliefs as a child.

I grew-up with a logical mind and loving science, but ignored logic and science where they disagreed with Mormon beliefs.

As the years went on, my logical mind slowly made me question Mormonism. As a teenager, I came to the conclusion that either only one religion was true, or they were all false.

I believed less and less as time went on, but I still had the fear of Satan getting control of me and deceiving me until I was about age 55. (On August 5, 2014 I became 73).

That's when I finally realized that I had never had any prayers answered that I could tell, had never felt the spirit letting me know the truth that I could tell, and never had any help from my spiritual leaders that I could tell.

That realization confirmed that Mormonism was false. With that in mind, I decided to study evolution, which Mormon brainwashing had me arguing against and refusing to study.

That study quickly made it obvious that evolution was true and proved beyond any reasonable doubt that all christian religions were false.

My study of evolution let me to Richard Dawkins, and his book "The God Delusion". That book was the final nail that convinced me that all religions were false, and that there was no evidence supporting a belief in a god or an afterlife.

I quickly realized that faith and belief are ridiculous, and now accept as true only those things that have a great amount of scientific evidence to support them.

I’m now able to enjoy learning the fascinating and amazing new scientific discoveries about life and the universe without religious dogma getting in the way.

Since leaving behind the fear and guilt of religion, I’ve overcome a great deal of depression and anxiety. I’ve become 100 times as ambitious and have lost 37 pounds of extra fat (halfway there), without any questionable diets.

I love the beauty of green growing things, and very much enjoy growing things in my garden, especially delicious things to eat.

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At 2:24pm on November 13, 2014, Patricia said…

Thanks Spud. Love the kitty post approval.....stealing!

At 3:18pm on October 25, 2014, C.L.A.W.S. said…

Thanks Idaho, I worked at the name for awhile, & I like it too.

Yes, x-mormon for many years. Dumbass religion, as they all are.

At 12:04pm on October 22, 2014, Loren Miller said…
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Try one or the other, and let me know how you do.
At 5:07pm on May 5, 2014, king said…
Ok spud from what I can tell you have a rock elm problem I might be wrong if so let me know please
At 8:44pm on April 30, 2014, king said…

not ment as a joke

At 8:40pm on April 30, 2014, king said…

what do you grow in idaho

At 8:27pm on April 30, 2014, king said…

gardner right?

At 7:44am on December 25, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Being an atheist in a religious family is not easy. One is either forced to "partake" in ceremonies or decide not to participate/attend. You go to a sister's house for a Thanksgiving meal, and they "offer up" a prayer of thanks. What do you do? While others prayed in church, I never bowed (I did stand) or recited aloud. In my mind, I was a rock--solid and silent. I'm learning to accept the belief of others without being judgmental. It ain't easy!

At 7:32pm on December 11, 2013, k.h. ky said…

Spud, leaving religion was like having a weight lifted from me.  The instilled guilt and fear eventually disappeared completly.  Now if I could just break myself from watching the news...

At 9:13am on November 28, 2013, Daniel W said…
Spud have a happy Thanksgiving!

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