Give Unwanted Food to Family or Friends

I am terrible when it comes to passing up the snacks when I go to the store. I am trying to curb that desire to snack on chips and dip! This week, I cleaned out my kitchen cabinets and because my dad is on a pension I called him to offer it to him and he accepted GLADLY!


Most of the things I splurged on (in the past but this is going to HAVE to change) luckily, were items in individually wrapped packages! This made it a little nicer for dad to deal with. There were a few canned goods and several boxes of no bake desserts that I bought at the time "thinking" I would want to fix but didn't. I told him he could divvy it up with his girlfriend if he wanted to or give some of it to the dog! I just needed rid of it!

By melody_yesterday from Sedalia, MO

September 30, 20080 found this helpful

My sister lives down the street. A lot of times if I have leftovers and I know they will not get eaten they go to her house for dinner a second time in the same night! She works and is always so busy she has a hard time getting food to the table. It is my RAOK for the day.

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October 1, 20080 found this helpful

I do this regularly for my dad. He tells my sister he has plenty of food when she asks him, but he always gladly accepts whatever I take to him. I always make a big batch of soup/chili, and divvy up leftovers for him and put in his freezer in individual servings for him. My sis and I also buy meat in family packages at store, they sell 5/$19.99, and we divide that up into individual packages in freezer bags for him. If we ask he says no, but if we just do it, he gladly accepts it.

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October 2, 20080 found this helpful

I do know that freezer soup is a real hit with guys!Keep adding to it & it will never go away so friends coming over in the middle of dinner is no problem either! My son has always loved it & it is easy to keep adding drained water from off the canned veggies for instance & little bits of this & that. He especially loves it to have a little leftover mac & cheese & roast beef & if there are a few spoonfuls of brown gravy I add it too. The spoonfuls add up!

I have also rinsed out the end portion of ketchup bottles or BBQ sauce to add to pep it up some & onions I ask for on the side when I get burgers from the drive though!

I guess we call this soup "everything but the kitchen sink soup"!


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January 9, 20110 found this helpful

How wonderful to have dad, or sis nearby. For those of us who are not that lucky, think of a neighbor who might be in need! It's always easier to have it made up, then say "I have a little extra, and would you like it?"

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