This weekend we lived like rock stars and cleaned out our kitchen cabinets. I know, you all wish you were me. Actually, I don't mind the quadrennial cleaning, since it gives Ryan and me time to play the game show that is sweeping the nation: "what food has the oldest expiration date!" This time, our two finalists both came from the soup family.
Obviously we don't eat soup. So, which one was it? Well, the travel soup expired in 2005. And the can?
Yep, that soup EXPIRED in 2004. That means I probably bought it in 2000, which also means it moved from Washington D.C. to Utah with me, and then through three apartments before being stuck in our cabinet. I really wasn't sure if we should throw it out, or throw it a party. Of course, that soup would just be an honorable mention if we included spices. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you parsley flakes from 1996.
How do I know the parsley flakes are from 1996? Because I remember buying them when I moved into my first apartment in D.C., thinking I would make garlic bread. I never did. I just made mummified parsley.
Do you think the Smithsonian takes parsley? Maybe I should keep it around, just in case. If it turns out they don't at least I'll know I have an ace in the hole for the 2015 cabinet clean out...