fridge fossils

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    Aug 26, 2013 5:47 AM GMT
    Do you have any ancient food in your fridge? Something that's been in there forever and you occasionally think about using it but never do? And how long has it been in there?

    For me it's 2 cans of tuna fish. I'm sure they've been there for well over a year, maybe 2.

    I keep my canned goods in the fridge because I once had a can of tomato sauce that was way in back of the cupboard and got so old that it started leaking. It had leaked for awhile before I noticed it so the can was epoxied to the shelf. And I read somewhere that your fridge does less work the more full it's kept.
  • PR_GMR

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    Aug 26, 2013 5:52 AM GMT
    My lesbian ex-roommates moved out back in mid-June. In our fridge, there's a whole bunch of condiments, organic foods and juices that they left behind. My current roommates and myself really need to make the time and throw out all they left behind.
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    Aug 26, 2013 5:56 AM GMT
    We keep our fridge full of old pickle jars that still have a little bit of pickle juice in them. Some of those jars are several years old. I believe there is a bag of turkey gravy starter left over from the Thanksgiving before last, so that's almost two years old.
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    Aug 26, 2013 6:20 AM GMT
    gta5iscomingin21days saidwell... we have oranges that are looking like they've been dipped in napalm. all turning brown and shit. wait, i think we actually threw those out. not sure but i damn sure ain't going downstairs to check now. icon_biggrin.gif


    What are you putting oranges in the fridge for?
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    Aug 26, 2013 6:35 AM GMT
    okonomiyaki saidWhat are you putting oranges in the fridge for?

    Is there something wrong with that?

    I keep my lemons and limes in the fridge; they seem to last longer and not get dried out. They're also in the ultra thin plastic produce bag from the grocery store.
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    Aug 26, 2013 6:37 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidDo you have any ancient food in your fridge? Something that's been in there forever and you occasionally think about using it but never do? And how long has it been in there?

    For me it's 2 cans of tuna fish. I'm sure they've been there for well over a year, maybe 2.

    I keep my canned goods in the fridge because I once had a can of tomato sauce that was way in back of the cupboard and got so old that it started leaking. It had leaked for awhile before I noticed it so the can was epoxied to the shelf. And I read somewhere that your fridge does less work the more full it's kept.
    Yes, it's true. The food retains the coldness and helps regulate/maintain the overall temperature of the fridge.

    Me personally, I don't stock up on food. I go grocery shopping every week, and only buy what I'm going to eat that week. I feel like my ~18 Cu. ft. is too big for my needs. But I couldn't find anything smaller that wasn't a dorm size mini fridge. icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 26, 2013 6:40 AM GMT
    okonomiyaki said
    What are you putting oranges in the fridge for?
    Probably personal preference, but I love chilled fruit. Well, mainly juicy fruit. Chilled bananas are kinda meh. But apples, oranges, grapes, etc are the best.
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    Aug 26, 2013 6:53 AM GMT
    xrichx saidChilled bananas are kinda meh. But apples, oranges, grapes, etc are the best.

    I think bananas get really nasty looking if you put them in the fridge. And the ones here are never ripe when you buy them so I'm always buying a bunch while the previous bunch is developing their brown spots. If they get too brown I peel them, break them into 6 pieces, wrap them in plastic wrap, and put them in a ziploc bag and freeze them for smoothies. Yum.
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    Aug 26, 2013 6:59 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    xrichx saidChilled bananas are kinda meh. But apples, oranges, grapes, etc are the best.

    I think bananas get really nasty looking if you put them in the fridge. And the ones here are never ripe when you buy them so I'm always buying a bunch while the previous bunch is developing their brown spots. If they get too brown I peel them, break them into 6 pieces, wrap them in plastic wrap, and put them in a ziploc bag and freeze them for smoothies. Yum.
    Fruits emit a "gas" as they ripen. The gas, in turn, helps with the ripening process. So if you ever buy unripened/green bananas, put them in a paper bag, leave the end open, and set it on your counter. Check on it daily and eat them when they're at the ripeness you like.
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    Aug 26, 2013 1:36 PM GMT
    There is a jar of chicken fat that has been in the back of out fridge for months.....I'm not sure why but there's no way im opening the jar to pour it down the drain.
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    Aug 26, 2013 4:11 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said2 cans of tuna fish. been there for well over a year, maybe 2.


    If it IS 2 years, that tuna might just buy you a trip to the ER. Happened to a family member. Dude, it's 99 cents. Toss it NOW.
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    Aug 26, 2013 4:21 PM GMT
    Ha
    yes, Husband ask why we've had the tuna (albacore in the zip bag) and shouldn't we use it sometime this year.
    He was shocked when he checked the use by date--"should we eat anything with a three year shelf life?"
    The stupidest thing, would be the jar of active yeast.
    I haven't eaten bread in two years, pretty sure I haven't had the bread maker out in over three--think the jar has moved with us three times.
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    Aug 26, 2013 4:23 PM GMT
    There's a Mrs. Smith's Pumpkin pie been lurking in the freezer since November...icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 26, 2013 4:23 PM GMT
    OH gross. I thought my bf was a slob but I guess after reading this thread my expectations are just too high lol
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    Aug 26, 2013 4:38 PM GMT
    I cleaned out my refrigerator last month for the first time in years.
    Holy moly macaroni - I could not believe what I found in there - new life forms evolving and everything!
    It was revolting. Shame on me.
  • BAHBAA

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    Aug 26, 2013 10:32 PM GMT
    omg.

    I clean my fridge way too much its borderline compulsive. But I'm constantly finding really old stuff in my cupboards. I have a pantry that I rarely use I cleaned it out a few weeks ago and found canned stuff and condiments that expired in 1999 and 2003 lol
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    Aug 26, 2013 11:00 PM GMT
    I have beers that I had bought for contractors working in my apartment two years ago. I am a wine person.

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    Aug 26, 2013 11:25 PM GMT
    NOOOOO i never have fossils in my fridge, thats gross. Mould is never a good thing...
    Although i have had oranges in a bowl on the counter turn to little brown rocks.
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    Aug 27, 2013 2:33 AM GMT
    strawberry jam in fridge door. about 3 years now lol
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    Aug 27, 2013 5:36 PM GMT
    JDuderrr said
    Lumpyoatmeal said2 cans of tuna fish. been there for well over a year, maybe 2.

    If it IS 2 years, that tuna might just buy you a trip to the ER. Happened to a family member. Dude, it's 99 cents. Toss it NOW.

    I just checked; they've got 2 more years. icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 27, 2013 5:37 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidDo you have any ancient food in your fridge? Something that's been in there forever and you occasionally think about using it but never do? And how long has it been in there?

    For me it's 2 cans of tuna fish. I'm sure they've been there for well over a year, maybe 2.

    I keep my canned goods in the fridge because I once had a can of tomato sauce that was way in back of the cupboard and got so old that it started leaking. It had leaked for awhile before I noticed it so the can was epoxied to the shelf. And I read somewhere that your fridge does less work the more full it's kept.
    Love the title of this thread - and no, I have none.
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    Aug 29, 2013 4:18 PM GMT
    I used one of the cans of ancient but unexpired tuna and made a tuna melt sandwich. I had some cheese with wasabi in it. Yum.