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Your best ideas for food that is past it or almost past it?

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Your best ideas for food that is past it or almost past it?

dianne0712 | Sep 21, 2012 09:40 AM

What brilliant ideas do all you lovely, generous chowhounders have for using up food that is past it or almost or flawed in some way? I have some stale bread go tos, but I'm always open to more. What about ideas for other things that need to be used NOW or they go in the garbage, or stuff you cooked that didn't work the way they should, like dry cake or overdone beef?
Yesterday I saw a show on homemade cosmetics and they recommended strawberry puree mixed with lemon juice and granulated sugar as a facial scrub, so I took the strawberries at the bottom of my carton that were going soft and blended them up to use, so it doesn't even need to be a strictly food use.

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