Today, I learned something:
Most boxes of crackers have a 'best before' date on the top of the box.
Most of the crackers in my cupboard had a best before date in the early 2008's.
Needless to say, they're no longer in my cupboard.
Actually, there are quite a few things no longer in my cupboard! It's been a LONG time since they'd been cleaned (2008, maybe? :D) and they needed a good going-through.
Will I ever eat the marshmallows that have turned into deadly projectiles? Unlikely. The old box of Minute Rice? Erm, no.
And I certainly didn't realize that I had a box of Lipton Chicken Noodle soup in there that expired in 2007!!!
I guess it's easy to see what we don't miss eating, based on what I we haven't been using. And now, I can actually see everything in there, AND there's room for more!!
Among the remaining items, a few things I'm going to need to figure out something to do with:
-2 bags of cornmeal
-2 1/2 bags of icing sugar
-A multitude of "Hippie" things: - Flax, Bran, Sunflower seeds, etc etc.
-An awful lot of dried apples
-2 bottles of clam juice >.<'
-Several cans of stewed tomatoes
Any ideas? I'm not so keen on just throwing them all in a baking dish and baking at 350 for an hour... :D