Saturday, January 11, 2014

Oh, yuck!

  Sometimes,  frugal plans go badly.

 DH was making pasta sauce ...  near time to eat, he said that the sauce smelled odd.

It did.  Tasted awful, too.

He swears the ground beef was OK.  So it was either the Italian dressing mix he used as seasoning (which admittedly was past its best-buy date), or the tomato sauce.  

Either way, a large pot of sauce had to go in the garbage.   (Fortunately, we had jarred sauce, so we salvaged dinner. )

Drat!

6 comments:

CTMOM said...

Weird, never heard of tomato sauce or packaged seasonings going bad (unless previously opened and not resealed air tight). Sorry you lost out on that.

CTMOM said...

Weird, never heard of tomato sauce or packaged seasonings going bad (unless previously opened and not resealed air tight). Sorry you lost out on that.

Jackie said...

Don't you just hate when that happens?

Hope it does not happen to you again.

God bless.

Stacie said...

Oh wow, sorry it had to go to waste! Better safe than sick, though. I recently canned 12 half-pints of jelly, and it didn't set. I was disappointed, but I tried to fix it. I bought some pectin and some new lids, then tried again. And it STILL didn't set! (I'm calling it syrup, LOL) But those lids don't come cheap!

DW said...

CT .. I'm baffled by this, too. I'm wondering if the tomato sauce was mishandled along the line. Didn't open the can, so don't know if there were any signs ...

DW said...

Stacie, I feel your pain on the jelly ;)
I will use my jelly jars to store things like spices, chocolate chips, etc, on occasion. For that purpose, I will reuse a lid.