Tuesday, August 29, 2006

On Top of Spaghetti....

For the past month or so I've been craving spaghetti and meatballs. Perhaps it was because I was on the Atkin's Diet for 2 weeks, perhaps it was my longing for Sunday pasta dinners past. Whatever the reason, I just couldn't shake it.

The weekend before last, Capt came to visit and we made a big pot of sauce with meatballs.

Just before dinner I took out one meatball and tasted it. As I sat alone in the den eating it my daughter came in and saw me so she grabbed one too. As I was eating it I crunched down on 2 hard bits of something white. She found 3 pieces.

Capt came in. I asked him if he would taste one too, but I mentioned to him to eat it carefully and let us know what he thought. He found 3 pieces of hard stuff too.

Jen, being the type of person she is, asked for the receipt and called Stop and Shop to complain. They told her to bring the meat back and they would give her the money back. She told them that dinner was ruined and that she'd like to pick up two cooked chickens as well. Then she left with a few hot meatballs in tupperware. Jen's tough.

When she came back, she had my money back and two free chickens. Capt took us all out to a Chinese food dinner instead of eating the chickens. So we had chicken for lunches last week.

When we came home, I packed up the rest of the sauce and meatballs in tupperware and stored them in my refrigerator. They are still there, untouched.

This past Friday, I couldn't stand the cravings anymore, I woke up at 5am and put on a new pot of sauce and made meatballs. I invited a lot of friends and family over for dinner and we all had a great soft, spaghetti dinner, no crunchies. And it was good. And we were all satisfied. And it's all gone.

For a Jew, I've been told I make a mean sauce.

But here's my dilemma: There was no way I could have just thrown the first sauce out without it going bad first.....I'm sick like that. Now that it has been sitting in the refrigerator long enough to throw out, how do I dispose of the old sauce? I hate to throw it away in the tupperware, but how do you dump all that liquid in trash, what if it leaks? I've dumped sauce in the sink in the past, but that is too messy. A garbage disposal would work well, but I don't have one. Does anyone have a plan here?

I realize I'm a sicko for keeping the first sauce so long knowing it wasn't edible, but admission is the first step. I just could not bring myself to throw it out until now.


jennster said...

dude. wtf was in the meat?!! that's nasty! jen rocks.

theresa said...

It must have been bone fragments or something like that....that's what it looked like.

Dawn said...

I can't imagine life without a garbage disposal. Do you live in an apartment? Hmmm. I don't have a clue! Even if you'd thrown it out right away, you'd still have the same problem!

Lala's world said...

first I want your receipe cuz I love spagetti with meatballs!!

second....flush it down the toilet...that's what I do cuz I have the same sickness you do and I cannot throw anything out until is has become a science experiment!!!

Monica said...

There you go. Toilet is one of my first options if it's runny. After that, I'd dump it in a baggie and toss the whole thing in the trash. it's not like the trash people are going to rifle through that very bag at the moment they pick it up. It should be good to go that way.