Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Condiment Graveyard

It was time finally.  I could put it off no longer.  The cleaning of the refrigerator happened today.  The petrified remains of mystery meals have been removed, and the condiments have been combined to create space.  I actually cleaned out a dozen jars of things, and half a dozen pyrex containers.
My fridge is always too full.  Besides the usual items most everyone has in their fridge, mine also has vet medicine, and insulin.  I buy yeast in bulk, and have weird things like wheat germ, and malted milk powder.
I am kind of addicted to condiments, and since I make my own, I have pint and quart jars of them.  They tend to take up a LOT of room.  Taco sauce, fire roasted salsa, barbecue sauce, chipotle peppers in adobo, jalapenos in escabeche, cowboy candy, pickles, mustards, jars of salad dressing, hot sauce, more hot sauce, and yet more hot sauce, sesame oil, and oyster sauce.
Then there's food in tubes.  cilantro in the tube, anchovy in the tube, tomato paste in the tube, lemongrass in the tube.
I found a large jar of balsamic ketchup I made last year.  My husband is a ketchup snob.  He uses the Heinz squeeze bottle, and won't use my homemade.  So, I took the almost empty Heinz bottle, and was planning to fill it with my homemade ketchup.  Ketchup is kind of thick, and the bottle neck is small.  Pouring out of the canning jar is impossible, so I tried using a funnel, which wouldn't run since the ketchup is thick.  Finally, I lost my temper and patience with the whole situation, and poured the whole jar of ketchup into a zip lock bag, cut the corner out, and squeezed it all into the bottle.  I kinda felt smart for a couple minutes over that hehe.
Hey, I think I might really be able to put the toothpaste back in the tube after all, if I had a 20 cc syringe, without a needle...

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