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Jennifer wrote: 01 Jan 2021, 21:50 [Sigh] I suppose properly frosted "homemade" cakes are another food I have to give up now that I'm in Georgia. (Frankly, this doesn't bother me nearly as much as having to give up baked potatoes as a cheap-n-easy meal option did; raw potatoes either go bad or generate fruit flies practically overnight, so if Jeff or I want baked potatoes or any variant thereof, we have to buy and use the potatoes on the same day.)
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I have a sturdy plastic organization/storage bin (from Dollar Tree) whose sides are not solid, but cut/molded into a filigree-flower type pattern of holes (for providing airflow), and it's the perfect size to hold a five-pound potato bag upright with room to spare rather than have that shapeless bag spread out and occupy a greater amount of shelf space. I'll bet it could even hold ten pounds, if I took them out of the bag and stored them loose in the bin.
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Jennifer wrote: 30 Jan 2021, 23:32 raw potatoes made the fridge list.
?! This is something I am unfamiliar with. I will have to research this further.
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JD wrote: 01 Feb 2021, 12:53
Jennifer wrote: 30 Jan 2021, 23:32 raw potatoes made the fridge list.
?! This is something I am unfamiliar with. I will have to research this further.
Yeah, I'm unfamiliar with that as well. We keep potatoes in paper sacks in the pantry, which is dark most of the time, and have had no issues with insects or quick rotting or sprouting. We can get at least a week out of any potatoes stored that way (which is more than we need because we turn over ingredients like potatoes fast, since the only ones we get are from Hello Fresh).
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In Connecticut I never had a potato rot or attract fruit flies; at worst, I'd have potatoes sprout if I kept them too long. Even in Virginia it wasn't that bad (bear in mind, I don't think I've ever bought more than five pounds of raw potatoes at once). Only in Georgia did I have the problem "I can NOT keep raw potatoes for more than a day or two."

FWIW, I had my second meal of "fridge potatoes" last night and they were fine.
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I've never had problems with potatoes in East Texas, which is climate-wise pretty similar to a lot of Georgia. Weird.
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As I was munching some cottage cheese I wondered what you could do with it in cooking and discovered Cottage Cheese Alfredo sauce (recipe googled). We've had it twice now and it's really really good, and easy to make. Highly recommend trying it. Use high-quality parm for best taste.
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Cottage cheese can also be a ricotta substitute for things like lasagna or stuffed shells. I'll also sometimes eat it with some mandarin oranges, when I want to feel like a responsible grownup with a healthy diet.
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I put cottage cheese (and S+P) on my baked potato.
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Warren wrote: 05 Feb 2021, 20:18 I put cottage cheese (and S+P) on my baked potato.
That sounds really good.
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Jennifer wrote: 05 Feb 2021, 20:15 I'll also sometimes eat it with some mandarin oranges, when I want to feel like a responsible grownup with a healthy diet.
Cottage cheese topped with canned peaches was a staple desert growing up.
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Good cottage cheese is one of the dairy foods I really miss.
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I'm roasting my vegetables (and caramelizing the tomato paste) in the oven when I make brown stock now. Last one I made was like roast chicken in liquid form.
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