Bill, aka the Crazy Clock Guy, aka Hey You (tallguy) wrote,
Bill, aka the Crazy Clock Guy, aka Hey You

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Could be meat, could be cake

Did you ever find something in the back of freezer, and when you took it out, have to ask "What the fuck IS it?"
I've been doing that a lot lately.

My ex-wife, God love her, was both a good and prolific cook, and she left me a ton of food when she moved out. For the most part, it was the usual sort of leftovers: lasagna, mac and cheese, chili or soup, etc. Since my idea of cooking generally involve countertop or under-the-cabinet devices that beep, I was (and am) very grateful.

However, once in a while, I would find something that I simply couldn't recognize in it's frost-covered state, and I would have to thaw it out to discover it's identity. I was usually pleasantly surprised (found some long-lost casseroles that lasted me for days), but sometimes I just couldn't fathom what something was or why I would ever want to eat it.

Tonight is one of those nights. I found a plastic bag, inside of which was a freezer bag, inside of THAT is some UFO, Unidentified Frozen Object. It's some sort of creamy white looking stuff. It might be mashed potatoes, it could be some long-forgotten bread dough, or it may even be the filling for a lasagna. I just don't know. I guess I'll let it thaw out in the fridge and check it out tomorrow night.

The suspense is killing me.

EDIT 10/07/2008 21:56: Well, the bag has thawed, the contents are now clearly visible, and the mystery food has been identified as....

...chicken and rice.

Now that I see it for what it really is, I remember my ex-wife making up a big pot of it about two years ago, and putting it into about a half-dozen gallon-size freezer bags. I thought I had finished it off a long time ago, but I think that this may finally be the last of it.

As I recall, it tastes alright. Not exactly gourmet cuisine, and probably not the better for age, but when you're a bachelor who can't figure out why he needs four burners on the stove when one is enough to boil water, then you'll gladly take some well-aged leftovers.

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