The last time my mom’s fridge was clean.
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I like to clean out my fridge once a year, whether it needs it or not. It’s fun because I’m always surprised at what’s in there.
Why do I have three kinds of mustard and two open bottles of Worcestershire sauce? Do you know how long one bottle lasts? The one my mom has in her fridge was a wedding present.
I think I learned my bad refrigerator habits from my mom. She has condiments in her fridge not just from the twentieth century, but from the first Bush administration. That’s some old mayonnaise.
It’s a cold box, Mom, not a magical food time machine. Although I do open the door, close it and wish that the contents would go back in time.
A fridge cleaning can go well, or badly. If it goes badly, I not only have to toss food, but also lose some of my redneck Tupperwear, i.e., empty margarine and lunch meat containers. Repurposing is green, right? So I use them until they turn green.
I’m out of town and my husband just called to see if it’s okay to cook chicken that smells funny. This is a topic for another day.
Anything interesting in your fridge right now? Getting ready for Thanksgiving yet? May I suggest some new mayo. Also, just let me know if you need to borrow some Worcestershire sauce.