Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Human Garbage Disposal

I have issues. None that prevent me from functioning as a normal adult (at least in public) mind you, but issues none the less. For one, I have a major issue with regard to not wasting food. I’m really not sure where this issue came from, but it absolutely pains me to throw food away unless it’s completely rancid or otherwise inedible. Since I’m not a picky eater and will eat/try almost anything (as long as it doesn’t involve black licorice), and since my tolerance for freshness is very high (meaning I’ll eat food that is several days old), there really just isn’t a ton that I consider inedible!

In restaurants, I will generally always either take a to-go box, or if there’s not quite enough to take home, I'll completely stuff myself in order to avoid throwing food away. At home, I tend to eat a lot of leftovers, which I absolutely love. I love coming home at lunch or after work and throwing something into the microwave and having a home-cooked meal without having spent all the time preparing it!

Sometimes, however, my desire to make use of anything and everything in the fridge gets a little out of hand. I’ve been known to eat some bizarre food combinations just because they're there. Today was one of those days—and today’s lunch was not one that I’m proud of. Before I explain what it was, let me first say that with all of the entertaining we’ve been doing over the holidays, we’ve had lots of random leftovers of the Christmas party variety. Since I'll be doing some baking/cooking tomorrow for our next party tomorrow night, I was trying hard at lunch to eat anything that was almost gone so that I could make some more room in the fridge. I ended up eating the last tablespoon of a cheeseball, but since we were out of crackers, I ate it with tortilla chips. Then I finished off the last few tablespoons of our salsa with those chips. The I ate 3 or 4 slices of an eggnog bundt cake. It was soooo good, but that's seriously so disgusting that it made up the majority of my lunch. Thankfully, after eating so much of it, I knew I wouldn't want to eat it again, so I threw the last piece of it in the trash! Me throwing food away--it's a Christmas miracle!


Jen said...

Sounds like one of my lunches. Sounds yummy to me, maybe not that nutritious, but yummy.

cw said...

I am known for my iron stomach as well. Well, no, not really.

Erin said...

You would have a heart attack if you saw all of the food that is thrown away at our house. Neither Jason nor I like left overs.