I am so excited to finally post this! The fact that it took me so long to get it done just shows how busy I have been in the past week. But today, I am free... At least for a little while :) I have projects to work on (as always) but I'm taking a moment to share with you my annual showcase of weird and expired food from the county food drive. This year I decided to give awards. Drum roll, please!
FOOD MOSTLY LIKELY TO NEED ITS OWN CAGE
This is a jar of Hormel "Dried Beef" from 2006. I get that it is supposed to be dried, but it's looking a little overdone in my opinion. All I can think of when I see it is the episode of SpongeBob where Mr. Krabs refuses to throw away the moldy, black krabby patty they found under the grill from years past. He put it in a cage, and this dried beef might need one too.
BEST OFF-BRAND FOOD NAME
The name makes me think it is a food product made for robots. I am thinking the 3 C's stand for crusty, congealed and carcinogenic.
RUNNERS-UP FOR BEST OFF-BRAND FOOD NAME
I think I am going to sstart sspelling everything with two SS's. Ssweet! (And Silver Floss- wow, if I hadn't already named my car Rocket, that would be his name...Or if I ever get around to writing that dental adventure novel, the superhero is definitely going to be called that.)
MOST RANDOM ACT OF THOUGHTFUL GIVING
Hey, rabbits have hit hard times, too, okay? Apparently such hard times that they only get half of a package donated to them. Rosa will be eating good tonight!
BEST INTERNATIONAL FOOD PRODUCTS
I am seriously so tempted to eat that curry gravy....and Goat's milk, well, let's just say that Cindy's breakfast is going to be awesome tomorrow. What? It's easy to digest!
FOOD CAN I AM MOST AFRAID TO OPEN
First of all, where do you buy canned grapes? I don't know that I have ever seen these before. But the can is all rusty and dented and the label is all soiled with some mysterious liquid ooze. This could be the equivalent of last year's 6-year-old "canned salmon parts." Only I am not sure that Yoshi has a hankerin' for grapes.
MOST NOSTALGIC FOOD (OR FOOD THAT GIVES THE BEST GLIMPSE INTO OUR FUTURE)
Someone gave Government Apricots! Seriously!
BEST FOOD DONATED BY AN OBVIOUS HILLBILLY (OR BY SOMEONE WITH THE LAST NAME DUKE)
And just what is in moonshine jelly, you may ask?? I will show you:
And you thought Moonshine was just a nickname! Now where is that recipe I had for moonshine toast?
MOST UNIQUE FOOD ITEM
Here we have a can of "Moon Soup" from the private label of the 5-star Chalet Suzanne restaraunt here in Lake Wales, FL. It is called "moon soup" because way back when, there was an astronaut that was such a fan of this stuff that he got it qualified to take into space on Apollo 15. No lie! It is a spinach/mushroom soup apparently and sounds quite delicious. I will DEFINITELY be eating this. Within the next week...
OLDEST DONATED FOOD
Here it is- the most outdated food I got: a home-canned jar of "Zipper Peas" from 1999. Wow, these might be just a little too dangerous, even for me.
And what have I been doing with all the other food I got? Eating it, of course! We have had beef stew from 2004, boxed hashbrowns from 2007, kidney beans from 2001- the list goes on and on. And until I keel over from any of this stuff, I plan to make this a yearly tradition. Go Food!