Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Monday, October 30, 2006

Cowboys 35 - Panthers 14

Cowboys win again. After the horrible defeat on Monday night, the Cowboys get it back together with new starting quarterback Tony Romo. Romo took over for Drew Bledsoe who was benched in the second half of the Monday night game against the Giants.

Marion Barber scores on of his many touchdowns.

Tony Romo takes charge of the offense.

Jason Witten in the open field.

T.O. doing what he does best.

Witten going for a score.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Slim Jim Ingredients

Never read the ingredients on some foods:
beef, mechanically separated chicken [wtf], water, salt, corn syrup, flavorings, dextrose, paprika, hydrolyzed corn gluten, soy and wheat gluten proteins, sodium nitrite, lactic acid starter culture [wtf is this].

also why are there slim jim leather cuffs on their website for sale. Is there more to Slim Jim than I thought?

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

How Fresh is the Food in Your Fridge??

I know I'm as guilty as anyone. I actually found stuff in my fridge that's been at least one-two years old (mainly stale condimints). I even have the 'W" Ketchup that's made in America from 2004 when George W Bush won (uhh stole) the election. just kidding he won it fair and square. My worst thing is frozen foods - never quite sure how long that frozen ground beef is good for. Although it's refreshing to know that the spam I bought is good for 3 more years. Also thought beer would last longer than 4 months...need some help to kill the St. Arnold's Divine reserve I have.

General Food Storage Guidelines:
These guidelines are offered for the best taste, flavor and texture; and consuming product after these time frames is not recommended.

* Beer: 4 months (unopened)
* Canned foods: 12 months (unopened) 2-3 days opened, refrigerated and placed in airtight container
* Cereal: 6-12 months (unopened), 2-3 months opened, put in airtight plastic bag
* Chocolate: 1 year from production date (unopened)
* Coffee (ground): 2 years (unopened), 2-3 weeks opened (in airtight container)
* Coffee (beans): 1 year in vacuum sealed bag (unopened), 1-2 weeks opened (in airtight container)
* Cooking Oils: 18 months from production date (unopened), 3 months opened, if stored in a cool, dry place.
* Entrees (frozen): 12 months (unopened)
* Jellies & Jams: 12 months unopened, 3-4 months opened, refrigerated
* Juice (bottled): 8 months from production date (unopened), 7 days opened
* Ketchup: 1 year (unopened), 4 months opened, refrigerated
* Mayonnaise: 3-5 years (unopened), 2 months opened, refrigerated
* Mustard: 2 years (unopened), 6 months opened, refrigerated
* Pasta (dried): 6 months in airtight package (place cardboard boxes into ziplock type bags to avoid insect infestations)
* Peanut Butter: 2 years (unopened), 3 months opened, refrigerated
* Salad Dressings: 6 months after “best by” date, unopened, 6 months opened, refrigerated
* Soda (diet): 1-2 months from “best by” date
* Soda (regular): 3-4 months from “best by” date
* Spices/Herbs: 12-24 months (unopened), 12 months, stored in airtight container
* Tuna canned: 1 year from purchase date, 3 days opened, refrigerated not stored in can
* Vegetables (frozen): 12 months (unopened)
* Wine (red/white): 3 years from vintage date, 1 week opened, refrigerated and corked


* Bacon: 2 weeks unopened, 7 days after opening
* Eggs: 4 weeks after pack date, refrigerated
* Fresh beef, veal, pork: 3-5 days
* Ground meat, poultry: 1-2 days
* Ham, cooked: 7 days unopened, 3 days after opening
* Hot dogs: 2 weeks unopened, 7 days after opening
* Luncheon meat: 2 weeks unopened
* Milk: 7 days after “sell-by” date, 3-5 days after opening
* Poultry (fresh): 1 – 2 days
* Poultry (cooked): 3-4 days unopened, 3-4 days after opening
* Sausage (uncooked): 1-2 days
* Sausage (cooked): 3-4 days unopened, 3-4 days after opening

Monday, October 16, 2006

Dallas - 34 Houston - 6

Dallas Cowboys defeat the Houston Texans 34-6. Terrell Owens ends up with 3 touchdowns. Was a bit worried in the first half, but the Cowboys blew it out in the second half - scoring 31 unanswered pointts.