ok, it's time to come out of the cupboard/larder/fridge (delete where not applicable)
I have been becoming increasingly aware of one of my little foibles, or perhaps obsessions.
I find it really, really hard to throw cooked left overs away. ok, so the obvious things like roast potatoes, cabbage etc can be put towards bubble and squeak (we keep a sort of running fund in the freezer, that we add bits to, then when we have enough, cold meat and bubble and squeak it is!)
But to give you a recent example, yesterday I cooked pork steaks with caramelised onions in a wholegrain mustard sauce. There was one steak and a bit of sauce left over. Not really enough to do anything with.
Did I put it in the bin? No, I put it in a small dish, which I then put in the fridge. I discovered it a moment ago when I was putting a small amount of left over rice and sweetcorn in the fridge. I toyed with the idea of binning it, but it still looked ok, so I left it. I will throw it away tomorrow, which will be ok, because then it will be definitely past it's best. (I'm not sure at this stage how long the rice and sweetcorn will be allowed to remain, you never know, dh may find a way to incorporate it into his lunch tomorrow)
I do realise that this is probably totally irrational, and often when I am putting things in the fridge I am fully aware that there is less chance of them getting eaten than there is of plaiting snot, but I still do it, then a couple of days later feel that it's ok to bin it!
It is only me, isn't it?
Signed Numpty of North Devon
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