Bummer…I missed another chance for a no-waste week. But, two of these things are from my cupboard cleanout, which means the old me bought them, not the new, improved, no-waste me. 😉
The one thing that is the fault of the new me is the bit of gravy in the glass container. I used the leftover roast chicken to make a salad, so I ended up with gravy and no chicken leftovers on which to eat the gravy. I suppose I could have come up with a way to use it, but I already knew I was going to have a no waste week, thanks to my pantry cleanout, and I lost inspiration.
I posted about the tuna yesterday, and a kind reader told me that Starkist says their products should be good for three years. I’m pretty sure that I bought this because of a weird early pregnancy craving(I don’t normally buy tuna), and the last time I was newly pregnant was over three years ago. It’s vaguely possible that this is from the pregnancy before that, in which case it’s scary old. Either way, I decided to throw it out.
The malted milk mix is REALLY old…as in probably 5-6 years old. I opened it up to peek inside, and found that some sort of insect-like creature had made a cocoon in it. Eww. Needless to say, that ended up in the trash.
I anticipate that I will have some more weeks like this as I clean out my cabinets and freezer, but hopefully in the future my new habits will keep me from hanging onto(and not using!) food for 6 years.
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