This article is definitely not for the squeamish.
Last February I posted an article about expired food dates. http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.jsp?articleId=281474977581780
I received many comments and many different opinions about expired food dates.
This post is to inform everyone that I am still eating these hamburger patties that have an expired date on them, or a "best if used by" date on them. It was a very large box of hamburger patties.
Night before last I decided that I would thaw out a few of these hamburger patties and prepare them for yesterdays lunch. I did not have any marinade to marinate them in but I did have a large bottle of my favorite drink, Dr. Thunder. Dr. Thunder is a Walmart version of Dr. Pepper. It costs 78 cents per bottle and is very good. It's just a little bit sweeter tasting than Dr. Pepper, but is otherwise very close in taste to this nice drink. I put four hamburger patties in a flat storage bowl that has a cover and pored about 2 cups of Dr. Thunder over them, covered them and let them marinate overnight. Yesterday I grilled them on my George Foreman grill (which I hate to clean, yuck) and they were delicious. I didn't die. I'm alive.
I didn't eat all the patties so today I had leftover expired hamburger patty sandwiches for lunch and again they were delicious.
After reading this you can understand why I titled this "Not for the Squeamish". I have a feeling that a lot of you are saying, ewwwwwww!
It's the Fourth of July today, what did you have for lunch? I'll bet it wasn't an expired leftover hamburger marinated in Dr. Thunder sandwich. Mmmmmmmm, good.