Adam and I did a major overhaul of our kitchen.
Do you ever have that frustration of looking in the pantry and seeing tons of stuff but nothing to make? Or the aggravation of trying to find room for your groceries because there is too much crap in the way?
I don't know about you but it was driving me bonkers! So we emptied the cabinets, the pantry, the fridge and the freezer (one at a time of course) and went through each item one by one.
We checked the expiration date and then if it was still good, we weighed the likelihood that we would ever use it in a meal. If it passed the meal test then we found its rightful and correct home... as opposed to the haphazard 'put it where it fits' that we did when we moved in.
Can I share some embarrassment with you...
I am sorry. 2007? Adding insult to injury it is an entire MONTH before Chase was even born! WTF folks? And the true icing on the cake... this cup of Mac and Cheese has been with us for 3 homes.
Hanging my head in shame.
To top this one off... I can't even remember the last time I even used Shake and Bake. My only recollection is standing in the Pasadena kitchen, bag of pork chops and shake and bake in hand, and my mom telling me to 'make sure the entire pork chop is covered'...
I realize this box can't be from that time (roughly 16 years ago) but seriously... that is the last time I even remember thinking about using Shake and Bake... and yet I have had this box since before 2006 and loved it enough to carry it around through 3 homes.
A collection of all the expired food that was in our house... well, just the prepared food mind you... we hadn't even gone through the fridge and freezer at this point ;~)
I guess sometimes spring cleaning looks a little unusual.