the twice yearly fridge clean out.
Shelves emptied and washed, crispers emptied and washed, bags of assorted lettuce leaves tossed out, only a wee bit past the use-by dates, but smelling sour.
Out went the mouldy onion, a mushy apple, old garlic that had gone soft.
Other stuff taking up space but not being used after the first tasting also got tossed out.
Bye-bye garlic aioli.
Doesn't that sound like something that would be deliciously yummy? Well, it wasn't.
More like oily, runny mayonnaise, and if there was any garlic in there, I'm Queen Elizabeth's twin sister, because I couldn't taste it. Besides, the use by date was last September.
Even the freezer got an overhaul. Freezer-burnt bread, meant for toast, but who eats hot toast when the temps are over 40C?
Frozen peas and corn, untouched since mid autumn, served with today's dinner, but didn't taste quite right, so I scraped them off my plate into the bin and followed that with both packets along with several packets of wrapped leftovers that I'd forgotten to label.
I have no idea what they were or when I put them in there, so out they went.
It's quite possible they were uneaten cat food that Angel rejected. I don't like to just put those in the bin because they get stinky and I'd rather not have my rubbish bin attracting ants, flies, cockroaches, stray dogs and cats. It's bad enough walking past other people's bins with the stench coming out of them and the trails of ants going into them.
Now it's all clean and tidy again, ready for the New Year. More ready than I am.
Do you clean out fridges etc in preparation for the New Year?
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