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TIP OF THE DAY: Regifting Food Gifts

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If you aren’t going to eat it, regift it!
Photo courtesy SXC.

If you received a food gift for Christmas that wasn’t to your particular liking—spicy cocoa, lavender-flavored vinegar, whatever—don’t stick it in the back of the cabinet and forget about it. Regift it, sooner rather than later.

Food products should be used within 12 months, or they begin to deteriorate—some items like cookies and candy, much sooner.

Many products have expiration dates, but if you don’t like the food to begin with, the dates don’t really matter. It’s better to share the item now, with people who will enjoy it.

Bring the food to your favorite cook, to your co-workers, be a friendly neighbor or donate it to a volunteer enterprise.

Or, call a Christmas White Elephant Party. Invite friends to bring a gift they’d like to trade. Let everyone draw a number from a hat for “picking order,” and choose their new gifts in from other people’s “white elephants.”

  • Take an hour this weekend to go through your pantry and fridge and throw out expired items. Look at dates that are at or near expiration, and put them on the counter to decide to eat them or give them away while they’re still good.

 




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