I have a confession to make. I hoard groceries. I tend to buy certian items every time I go to the store, whether I need them or not. There really is no reason to hoard, there are two grocery stores within walking distance of our house and to my knowledge there is not a refried bean shortage. It is not the great depression nor do not live in a remote village.
Exhibit A: can of pumpkin pie filling, best by April 2008.
Exhibit B: dusty can of sweetened condensed milk with a slightly yellowed label.
I'm guessing, but I think I may have bought the pumpkin & canned milk to make pies. Probably for Thanksgiving a couple of years ago when Mom & Dad were here...
Anyway, I decided it would be best, albeit wasteful, to throw some things out.
Exhibit C: said can of condensed milk.
I punctured the top of the can in order to empty it and this nasty brown substance came burping out...oh goodness, gracious. Please note - sweetened condensed milk should be a milky white LIQUID!
I do solemnly swear, from this day forward, NOT to hoard canned goods.