Just throw fridge contents away

I hate to waste money or throw away food. Yet I will be doing both after five days without power.

Yes, I was one of the “lucky” 53,000 Pocono residents left without power, thanks to Irene. Just one tiny tree brought down wires down the road from my house.

I took all my frozen food and put it in my brother’s extra freezer. He started it up just for me and I filled the whole thing. Thanks, Mike. Yes, I am a hoarder in every aspect. When I put it back into my own chest freezer and two refrigerator freezers, I will stack it nicely and really try to be organized.

The contents of the refrigerator, however, must go. Yes, the margarine, the mustard and even that specialty bourbon glaze I bought for $7 from that home party book. Sigh. Definitely the eggs and the lime juice. Just say no to using the cooking wine. It’s all gotta go. Can never be used again.

The USDA says don’t even taste it. Just pitch it. If you’re wondering about your stash, here’s a chart.

 Lessons learned from all this? Don’t take anything for granted.

 We’re now thinking about a generator. I’ll keep you posted on that.

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