I cooked a gumbo about eight days ago. Normally, if it doesn’t get eaten in about 3-5 days, it gets pitched. Gumbos are big so I usually portion some to go in the fridge for leftovers and some for the freezer.
So, for lunch yesterday I was digging around for some grub and noticed the one I made for the freezer was still in the fridge. I felt rotten and irresponsible for not putting it away, what a dumb assed thing.
It smelled okay. It was seasoned up pretty well too, I mean, what could grow in that?
So I put it in the micro and ate it.
Sometimes I wonder if I have a stomach like a dog. I have never had food poisoning in my life. Not once.
Yogurt? I have eaten yogurt three weeks past expiration.
Cheese? That stuff doesn’t go bad until the furry stuff grows on it. And I have cut that off and eaten what’s inside.
I wouldn’t feed that to my kids though. I have a whole different set of rules for them.
So here’s what I want to know. When are leftovers too old to eat?
Rice? (I recently had a cousin insist 10 day old rice in the fridge was still good)
Yes, I know I can look it up on the internet, but I want to know what y’all think, because see, yogurt? That expiry date is too conservative.
Finally, what’s the craziest outdated food you’ve ever eaten?