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Fridge Or Not?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Derek W, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. neilt3

    neilt3 Well-Known Member

    Presumably you get a squirt of ketchup on yours regardless then !
    It'll be a lot of walking around back and forth to the fridge for the family at tea time .
    In fact I think the fridge door would be opened up that much to get it , it would have stayed colder left in the cupboard !
  2. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    They're the reason you daily hear a 'click clack clack ching!' in your head. I know you think it was dodgy shellfish causing that, but this is the truth.
  3. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member


    Seriously though, what are you folk putting ketchup on that requires a set table and hours of prep? I rarely use ketchup, usually only with eggs or perhaps nutloaf if it's a bit dry. Bish bash bosh, spend more time on things that matter. ;)
  4. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    If I'm having ketchup then it's on something I prepared myself. Takes mere seconds to apply, Mrs Zou's plate certainly won't get cold for the time it takes.
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  5. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    As an aside... why is cottage cheese so wet these days? I feel as if I need to put a bit of muslin in the seive, add the cottage cheese and pour boiling water over it! I do love a good cottage cheese, but I guess it will have to be goats cheese from now on.
  6. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    That never goes in the fridge
  7. neilt3

    neilt3 Well-Known Member

    It's not do often were all in at the same time to sit down and have a meal together .
    The food doesn't necessarily take a long time to prepare , but when we sit down to eat we also talk to each other rather than sit in silence shoving food in our mouths then going to sit in silence elsewhere .
    Depending on how much chatting we do , it could be a while before the tables cleared .

    By sauces I include not just tomato sauce or HP sauce , but such as apple sauce , chutney or whatever suits the meal were having .

    Though of course apple sauce , chutney's , mustard etc are kept in the fridge .
    It would be madness otherwise !
  8. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I wonder why we didn't all die in the 1950s.
  9. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

    I would put them in the bin if I had my way. The rest of the family put them in the fridge.
  10. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Ah, we (if I'm off work) tend to be together in kitchen and then move the chat to the table as we eat. Much more sociable, but I understand bigger families are harder to organise like that.
  11. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure a lot of people did... o_O
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  12. neilt3

    neilt3 Well-Known Member

    Presumably if they drained it off too much , they'd have to put more cottage cheese in the tub .
    I've noticed it too .
    I occasionally get a tub of cottage cheese with pineapple in , I was sure there was less liquid in years ago .
    It seems to be the same regardless of where I get it from .
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  13. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Yes, it's quite disgusting now. Runs off the crackers!
  14. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    I've not had cottage cheese for years. Sounds like that was a fortuitous fate.
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  15. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Ha! OK.
    We used to have a pot of soup on the stove - almost permanently! It got topped up every now and then - and presumably cleared out sometimes! We got milk and other dairy products daily - and bread - and meat and vegetables. Jam was kept in a cupboard and didn't go off. Same for sauces and chutneys. Our first fridge was got in 1959. Great for ice lollies. :)
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  16. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    We put ketchup and brown sauce in the fridge, because I prefer them both firmer and less runny. Like @Zou we take them out, use them, put them back, they don't warm up. They remain a much more constant temperature in the fridge than they would in a cupboard in the kitchen (changing from anything from 7C to 28C over the course of a year). I know they don't need to be in a fridge, but it's actually more convenient for us to keep them there.
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  17. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Meanwhile everytime you open your fridge it warms up. Bad news for the important stuff like beer and the environment.
  18. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Cold beer? How very continental...
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  19. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    It's kind of self-explanatory, it's sauce and it's brown:rolleyes:.
  20. cliveva

    cliveva Well-Known Member

    With the amount of sugar and vinegar in both, I challenge anyone to make them go off. I have left both in my motorhome for months , yet I still write this! (Very high temperatures, yet still palatable and not lethal)

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