You've heard of houseguests emptying your refrigerator? Well, this is a new one for me.
My mom is visiting, and she's kind enough to offer babysitting in exchange for hours of griping. In her opinion, my refrigerator is always barren because it lacks individually packaged products like pudding snacks, hot dogs, and chocolate milk.
She decided to take action while I did preschool yesterday morning.
"I can't believe you let your food get so old!" she tskked, giving me a look that said "Some homemaker!" (Insert irony here.)
I do wait until Thursdays to clean the fridge--garbage day is Friday, and I don't like old food to tempt neighborhood dogs any earlier than necessary. But what she threw out?
- A whole gallon of freshly mixed powdered milk, because it was mixed in a jug labelled two weeks ago.
- A quart of expensive breakfast drink, likewise mixed in a recycled container.
- Two cartons of eggs, newly hardboiled but stored in older cartons until I peeled them.
- Both loaves of Pepperidge Farm bread, from the freezer stock bought in February.
- A package of chicken breasts thawing for dinner.
- And the very worst? Four jars of homemade yogurt, including the jars themselves. "Too much trouble to wash."
It's a good thing she brought me so many bottled waters and cans of vienna sausages to compensate.