Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Cleaning out the Refrigerator

Well, I must get around to cleaning the refrigerator eventually. Because it just needs to be done. And because that is a good thing to do when you want to start watching your weight.

I am tossing out the following:

About half a gallon of chicken broth. I meant to make soup with it, but I got busy with something or other and now it's too late.

Some leftovers from a Mediterranean restaurant. I really liked the food, I just forgot it was there.

Half a piece of chicken from Popeyes.

Some leftover tortellini that I don't even remember having.

About half of a duck with orange sauce. That's too bad. I don't have duck often enough to even know if I like duck, and here we had a whole duck and I don't think that I even ate any of it.

Two pounds of green beans that I never even cooked.

Four packages of turkey bacon, unopened, but now about a month past the sell by date. I was thinking that I'd start eating right again soon, so I bought some stuff that was on sale, and then I didn't do anything with most of it.

Most of a breakfast from Denny's or IHOP that must be more than two weeks old, cause I haven't been either place for a while.

About two dozen eggs from when I thought I should be ready in case we did any holiday baking.

Another unopened package of turkey bacon that is about a month older than the other four.

About five pounds of celery and other stuff that I meant to make into a vegetable tray and take to a friend's place when a bunch of us went over to watch DVDs. I totally forgot I even bought this stuff and ended up taking something else to my friend's place.

A piece of fruit that I bought from Central Market cause I couldn't remember if I liked it or not. I forgot I had it, didn't eat it, and I still don't remember if I like that or not.

About a pound and a half of carrots.

Something in a produce bag that I cannot identify.

Four sausage links and seven hot dogs.

Two pounds of pork sausage, unopened.

Three unopened packages of smoked sausage, hot dogs, and pepperoni that I thought my husband would want for lunch sometime. He says I forgot to tell him they were there. Right there, in the same drawer with all the other stuff that he normally takes to lunch. They look perfectly good, but the date on them is from about two months ago. Weird. Out they go.

I am keeping the greenish blue science experiment. Somewhere under all of that are the seeds of something I spent two years looking for. I ate a couple of bites of it (before it became the science experiment and still looked like a dragonfruit), and then I had to go out of town for a couple of weeks. And then I didn't want to take it out of the box. And now I really don't want to take it out of the box.

But, that's okay. Except for the science experiment and a few sodas and the recent leftovers from the last Mexican restaurant we tried, I now have lots of room in the refrigerator if I decide to go buy some heath food.


nobodyinparticular said...

Those science experiments weren't there for months, were they?

Anyway, I was wondering if that was a Runner Duck you found.

laughingattheslut said...

Yes, that was the same science experiment from several months ago.

I don't think that was a runner duck. Runner ducks are layers, and it's unlikely that one ended up at my local grocery store by mistake.

Rachel said...

Produce is the worst thing for me. It seems to go bad so quickly. Cucumbers will mysteriously liquify.

nobodyinparticular said...

I wonder why the rotten dragonfruit was saved.

laughingattheslut said...

Don't you think at this point the rotten dragonfruit has sentamental value?

When I bought the thing, I was going to eat half of it and pick the seeds out of the other half. I still want some of the seeds. I figure if I wait long enough it will totally liquify and leave nothing but the seeds.

nobodyinparticular said...

No doubt it has some sedimental value anyway.

Philip. said...

All I can say is how big is your fridge!!! :-)

laughingattheslut said...

I guess most English people still don't have regular refridgerators.

This one is pretty normal, but we did have to remove the front door to move in. So I'll try to get one an inch or two smaller next time.