That thing lying in front looking like nothing so much as a bound and gagged corpse is some celery that, pushed to the back of the fridge, froze to death. Reality is not pretty.
Behind it you see practically my entire collection of storage containers (aren't you lucky?). There is still a rectangular one in the fridge, holding food that is not yet past its prime. I'm sure you will be viewing it next week. On the left:
- homemade chicken noodle soup, with carrots - I have no memory of when we ate this. It was a long time ago.
- a full container of leftover ground beef and peas (with rice), a delicious and easy recipe I found in 365 Ways To Cook Chinese. I don't think the title means that the foodstuffs contained therein should be held in the fridge for 365 days, however.
- a small piece of leftover grilled Ginger Lime chicken - one of our favorite meals, but not favorite enough not to be wasted, I guess. (recipe over at Saving Dinner)
- What's this?! More ground beef and peas? Don't ask.
- Scrambled eggs
- Ground beef and peas
- Leftover blue frosting from that sorry excuse for a birthday cake I made for Brian - normally I save this for a year to use on someone else's cake and then I throw it out; but I think this time I will be a little more proactive.
- Egg salad - there's been a lot of that going around lately, what with dying 24 hard-boiled eggs last Saturday
- Gosh, this container looks empty, doesn't it? Empty, as in someone maybe should have washed it out instead of placing it back in my refrigerator? But wait! There is one teeny-tiny sliver of raw red onion left from Brian's b'day BBQ - very teeny-tiny, but large enough to enable someone around here to rationalize its being saved. Maybe it was for sentimental reasons...
- an essentially empty cream cheese container - see #4 re: sentiment.