I hate cleaning the fridge. Not only because it takes like forever, but it reminds me how much food we waste. The chickens, however, love fridge-cleaning day.
In order to reduce the wasted food (well, it's really not "wasted" per se as the chickens eat it), I've been more diligent in implementing "Leftover Night" for supper when there's a plethora of containers scattered in the fridge.
We had a Leftovers Dinner this weekend and while shuffling and picking containers to compile enough foodstuff for that evening I found a jar of yogurt:
It looks like yogurt, smells like yogurt, but I wasn't expecting it to. Because this is what the lid said:
Yup. Yogurt from July of 2010. As in six months ago.
But the strange thing about it was that if I didn't have the little date sticker on the lid, and had I not said to myself, "Myself, I don't remember making yogurt in like, months", I would have probably eaten it. It didn't smell sour, didn't have any funky stuff on top or anything.
I wasn't feeling that adventurous, so I put it in the chicken scrap bucket. And no chickens have died either.
I'm tempted to do a yogurt experiment when I'm flush with milk again. As in make my homemade yogurt with goat milk, seal it up in a small canning jar & date it. Then buy a single-serve container of plain yogurt at the store & keep them both in the back of the fridge for several months to see how they compare. I'll keep you posted when / if I remember to do my experiment.