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several dozen small (room-service size) jars of Bonne Maman strawberry jam, too out-of-date to give out at the food shelf where I volunteer.
Ok, that is pretty cool!!! Are you just going to use it slowly as actual jam over time, or are you going to do clever things with it? I stir jam into plain yogurt to flavor it (which lets me buy the big, cheap tubs but still get lots of flavor variety.) We melt it in the microwave mixed with an equal amount of water to make strawberry pancake syrup. And sometimes when I am making fruit leather, I add melted jam to the applesauce to make different flavors...

But the MOST important question... what are you going to do with all those nifty little jars once they're empty? 馃槣
 

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I have those jars! got a bonne maman advent calendar a couple of years ago..still have a couple of the jams ..wonder if still good. think a chutney too.

got a free sample of coffee in the mail but gave it to ds friend to take home to his parents. we use kcups. so thought why keep it to think I will use it and then get rid of it.
 

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Unopened jam lasts a very long time. That's the whole point of preserves. Unless it's discolored or broken down (no longer jelly-like) it's probably fine.
 

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I have those jars! got a bonne maman advent calendar a couple of years ago..
A WHAT now??? Tsk tsk... y'all know I've been click-happy lately and obsessed with Christmas prep for MONTHS now... now I've just run off to Amazon and ordered me a jelly calendar! It arrives around the 28th... troublemakers and enablers, all of ya!!!

Anyway... free stuff this week...
  • jar of organic peanut butter (going in the pantry until it's needed)
  • two store-brand plain chapsticks (going in the homeless care package I'm making)
  • toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss (also going in the care package)
  • Knitting needles, many assorted... I think some of them I will pass along, but some of them are bamboo, pretty spiffy!
 

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It is coming to the end of the financial year at work. We spend out our supppy budget to replace what was used up and to get more equipment. I got boots!! Really nice danner brand leather and gortex hikers. My colleague picked out skip on steel toes for himself. I wore out my last pair of boots at work...they are now just for working in hazmat. After that the get chucked. I should be set for 2 years now
 

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I had lunch from a sushi restaurant in town.
 

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got a free scrap food container (for compost) from the recycling center, got it home, and realized the top is porous (lots of tiny holes) by design. Would be a disaster with my fruit fly problem. I'll bring it back next week, someone else can use it.
 

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Jo- I got an old ice bucket at a thrift shop (one of those little plastic ones they have at hotels) for keeping compost scraps in the kitchen-- seals all the yuck in until I walk it out to the back... you are right, fruit flies are tenacious little monsters!!!

Today I got:
3 apples from the giant bag my friend and her kid picked, and an absolutely GIANT heirloom-variety zucchini from a neighbor. To be continued on either the meal planning, stockpiling, or stash management threads as I figure out what to do with all the veggies and apples I bought today... 馃ぃ
 
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