|By my count, there are nine bottles of ointments that are used to dress salads in the ERJ refrigerator|
Surveying the ingredients, she had on hand: Pancake mix, a half stick of margarine, sugar and a dash of ground cinnamon, Mrs ERJ's mother made a coffee cake for the meal. It was memorable for the kids because coffee cake was reserved for grownups and Bridge Parties. It wasn't until years later that Mrs ERJ's mother shared the reasons for the bounty.
As we end the first month of our food experiment
It become obvious that much of the space in our refrigerator and cupboard are taken up by foods we don't eat.
It started innocently enough. A kid had a recipe and it required wing-of-bat, wart-of-armadillo or or dehydrated Okinawan shiikuwasha slices or some other such esoterica.
Like cellulite on a celebrity's thighs, once it shows up it never leaves.*
I get that we feel loved when we have three different bottles of our favorite salad dressings in the fridge. It shows that we are important.
Should things get spicy, I will also feel loved if I can go to bed with something in my belly.
Out of curiosity
- How many different kinds of salad dressings are in YOUR refrigerator?
- How many condiments for meat (Ketchup, 3 kinds of mustard, 3 kinds of BBQ, soy sauce, teriaki....)?
- Jams and jellies?