We are having a house guest tomorrow so tonight I kicked off my vacation with some CLEANING.
Normally I am a slob, but sometimes when I start cleaning things get a little out of control and I lose all sense of proportion. For example, in the kitchen: I did not just clean all the visible surfaces. I also got on a chair and cleaned the most inaccessible of the cabinets, as if our house guest was going to show up, nod appreciatively, and then immediately begin inspecting our pantry. Actually, this particular house guest may do just that.
Anyway, I threw out anything that satisfied one or more of the following conditions:
- Had moved with us from our previous house two years ago
- Was in a plastic bag
- Was unidentifiable
Curiously, almost everything I tossed looked about the same. I am pretty sure the set of six things included at least:
- Textured vegetable protein
- Panko bread crumbs
- Dried coconut
- Rolled oats
- Different bag of textured vegetable protein
Several months ago I threw out a whole container of textured vegetable protein because it was contaminated with pantry moths. The thing is, I can remember purchasing TVP only once, and for one use (veggie chili). I like it in veggie chili but not so much that I would keep buying it. I am starting to suspect it can undergo mitosis, and then gather itself snugly into little plastic bags.