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Mar 10, 2011 11:17 AM

Do you hoard?

I tend to hoard. I just cleaned out my freezer from tons of ice cream, various frozen meats and seafood. I am a hoarder. If there is a good sale, I buy too much.

Who else hoards? What do you hoard?

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  1. I stopped hoarding when I realized that I was throwing a lot of the sales items.
    I overcame my hoarding by being a cheapskate. lol

    1. l do hoard too much. If it is inexpensive or rare, l will purchase and hopefully find something to do with the item over time. l now have 70 different honeys and 80 salts among other things. Also to have a wine cellar is hoarding with permission, a wonderful thing.

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      1. re: Delucacheesemonger

        At least you hoard things that keep. I got some Oregon truffles that I couldn't use every day until they went bad. I have some truffle butter in the freezer, but I have to say it gave me a big buzz to open the fridge and smell that smell- they were so fragrant. But I digress. There wasn't much room in the fridge for those truffles and they fit in a quart ziplock bag. My fridge has more condiments from more countries than should be allowed.

      2. I do, but only food, and only when I diet. Weird, huh?

        1. I "stockpile". LOL...I like the thought that if I want to make anything, anything at all, I have the supplies. If I run out of something, I spend too much to replace it. If I keep a good amount of supplies, I stay within my "budget". :)

          I don't let anything go to waste, though. I will either utilize local food banks or make food for the chickens or dogs and freeze it.

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          1. re: sommrluv

            I like that "stockpiling" instead of "hoarding".

              1. re: EWSflash

                LOL...I purchased a big pressure canner this summer but haven't had a chance to break it out yet. We buy grassfed beef by the whole and hubby hunts, I'll buy whole chickens and certain fish (like trout) by the couple dozens and toss them in the freezer.

       church and friends know that in any family emergency, I can bang out four or five nutritious meals in an afternoon and have them at someone's house so they deal with real life issues and not have to eat McD's.

                1. re: sommrluv

                  Thus the difference 'twixt hoarding and sharing.
                  What canners and freezers were invented for.

          2. Do I ever!!! As my id states, I am obsessed with food BUT also with staying skeletally skinny. I starve all day & eat all the calories I allow myself at night in one big feast. So whenever I see something I like or want to try, I buy it & mark on a calendar when I plan it for. Needless to say, my tiny apartment is stocked with enough to feed an army.

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            1. re: obsessed with food

              Obsessed, I am exactly the same. Scary.

              1. re: nycgal31

                nycgal31: Scary for a normal human being but I've been doing it for 30 years!

                1. re: obsessed with food

                  Oh my, don't you get the shakes? Light headed? Crazed? during the day?

                  If I don't eat something about every 3-4 hours, I don't feel well and I can get a terrible headache that will last even after eating.

                  1. re: eatswjoy

                    That feeling you describe passes. It's worth it for me to be able to eat a whole ton of food at once. I am NOT saying I am normal or recommending this.

                    1. re: obsessed with food

                      Wow, I just can't imagine.

                      Thank you for answering, I hadn't realized that this was an older thread until after I posted.

                      Best wishes to you and happy feasting. :)

                      1. re: obsessed with food

                        I don't get the feeling often, but I just can't think/function when I'm like that.

                        I'm a snacker because even if I tried to save up for one big meal a day, I only have so much real estate.

                      2. re: eatswjoy

                        I get that way too. It's awful. Just this past weekend, we were spent until I got paid this week, and had little to eat at home. I was so miserable! The headache lasted from Saturday morning until mid-day Monday. Not to mention the weak, shaky feeling. :(

                        Full disclosure: I get tension headaches multiple times a month, so this isn't rare. But not eating is a sure-fire way to bring one of those bastards on in a heart beat!