Saturday, May 31, 2008

the fridge speaks

1. What is the oldest thing in your refrigerator door?
"Raisin Delight- No Melt Suet Dough" (for year-round wild bird feeding) I'm sure it was purchased early last summer.

2. How long do you keep leftovers that end up going bad before you eat them?
We're usually pretty good about eating the leftovers. If they're not worth saving, rather if they weren't very good the first time, we usually don't eat it again later. We try to eat leftovers within a few days from when they were originally prepared -- although I do have some leftover BBQ Lentils from last weekend that we've not touched yet.

3. How strictly do you follow expiration dates: do you toss them as soon as they go past the date, or have you learned how far something can really go before going bad?
This is funny. I learn more towards the first option -- if it's expired, it should be retired to the vertical file. The Hater, on the other hand, was an assistant manager at a grocery store for several years -- and he claims to have the inside scoop that the expiration date is really the "sell by" date and not the "vertical file" date. I'm usually okay with this, so long as there's nothing overtly growing on the product and so long as he is the smeller/taster/decider.

4. Quiz results: What your refrigerator says about you...

What Your Fridge Says About You

You like to be surrounded by things you love. You aren't exactly greedy, but you can be materialistic at times.

You tend to be a fairly thrifty person. You splurge occasionally, but you're mostly a saver.

You are a very adventurous person. You love to try new things, and you get bored very easily.

You are responsible, together, and mature. You act like an adult, even when you don't feel like it.

You are likely to be married - and very busy.

5. What was the last ingredient in your fridge that you cooked something with?
Balsamic vinegar and red wine vinegar -- used in a tasty gazpacho. Also, fat free mozzarella cheese/tomato base/pita/turkeyroni for a homemade pizza.

6. If you had to make a meal out of one single item in your fridge right now, which item would you choose?
This is hard because I'm really getting hungry looking inside the fridge. Let's see... Fresh bell peppers, onions, tortillas and chicken -- we'll have a fajita. Open up a can of beans in the pantry and it's a full meal.

(and now I'll make up my own fridge questions-- because that's how I roll)

7. How is the exterior of your fridge decorated?
The exterior of our fridge is faux stainless; its' much easier to clean than the real thing. We have 14 magnets not including: 3 timers, 4 pictures, 1 business card, 2 magnetic bag clips, and 1 list of healthy snack choices.

8. Name three items in the door of your fridge that you doubt many people also have in theirs.
Reduced Fat Mayo made with Olive Oil; 32oz of minced garlic (yum-my); a spray bottle half full with tap water (for the grill)

9. What is one *must have* for your freezer?
Ice cream. Fudgecicles, to be exact. I have one every night for strength and encouragement.

10. What condiment do you keep in your fridge that you use the least?
I just found some light pancake syrup that I have no memory of buying. In fact, I'm not sure we've even had pancakes or waffles in 2008. We must have eaten them once after we moved in last summer - because it's a store brand that purchased before the store was bought-out and all the prices skyrocketed. Just checked - there's no expiration date, so we should be fine.

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