Rrrrandom & Condiment Expiration Dates
Random #1: Mini Thanksgiving
…For dinner last night.
Turkey tenderloin, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and steamed broccoli. Enough said.
Random #2: My friends know me so well
My friend Melissa sent this to me yesterday and said it made her think of me because it was definitely something we would do.
Random #3: There’s a first for everything
This week I actually only repeated a breakfast once. Rather than having my normal same thing every morning.
I had an almond butter/banana sandwich twice. Other than that I also had an egg and jelly sandwich, egg and cheese sandwich, oatmeal, and today I had a waffle and yogurt.
Random #4: Apartment living
I honestly have come to like apartment living. Obviously owning our own house would be ideal, but we are still a few years away from that; so renting will be in our future for a little while. Though we will probably move to renting a house within the next 2 years, I have to admit I dont mind our one bedroom apartment at all.
I think what makes apartment living ok [at least in our case] is the amenities. A nice pool that we dont have to clean, a gated community, a mini dog park and some trails on the premises. Plus if anything goes wrong we call them and they fix it. Plus, only having a one bedroom apartment makes for a little less cleaning (about 950 square feet worth).
Random #5: Condiments
I am super weird about expired food. I know that the expiration dates arent necessarily a big deal. But it had me thinking the other day while I was cleaning out my fridge… how long is it ok to keep some open condiments? In most cases, I honestly dont even know how long some of the condiments in my fridge have been in there (luckily I know that it has not more than 6 months at least since that is when we moved here).
So I turned to Google (duh) and found this little article.
- Ketchup: 6 months
- BBQ Sauce: 4 months
- Pure Maple Syrup: 12 months
- Salsa: 3 days (fresh), 1 month (commercially produced, jarred)
- Olives: 2 weeks (canned and jarred, airtight, covered in brine), 1-2 months (from the deli)
- Mustard: 12 months
- Pickles: 1-2 weeks (homemade or barrel), 2 months (commercially produced)
- Jam and Jelly: 6 months
- Mayonnaise: 2 months
I think I am guilty of the ketchup. I dont use a lot of ketchup and I think in the past I can recall having ketchup in my fridge for over a year!
Random #6: Happy birthday J Bieb
In celebration of him turning 18 (and legal!) I sported this all day…
Ha kidding! I’m not really a fan of the Biebs. In all seriousness, a more important happy birthday for yesterday is due to the lovely and hilarious Lindsey! Happy birthday!
I’m cuttin’ out early because I have a busy day ahead!
Have a fabulous Friday (I actually woke up thinking it was Saturday this morning – total bummer!)
- Are you guilty of keeping any condiments forever? Do you pay attention to expiration dates?
- If you are a renter, what is something you absolutely have to have? (pool, carpet, etc)
Must allow pets, and I need a washer and dryer, hookups, or at least some on the premises.