Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound where food is becoming more of an issue every day. The other day we had a vendor in for a “working” lunch and we brought in Subway sandwiches along with their big cookies for dessert. I have been trying to be a good boy and slow down on my eating habits a bit, but I gave into their peanut butter cookies (my favorite)…not once but twice. So around supper time that evening, feeling a little bit guilty about falling off the wagon, I decided I needed something light and cool to make up for my indulgence. I remembered that I had some yogurt/fruit cups in the bottom of my refrigerator, and that would be just the thing to eat while sitting on the deck enjoying the afternoon weather. Now I knew they had been there a while, so I did a quick sniff test and I could not smell anything out of the unusual; however, the first bite seemed a bit off in flavor, and the second bite seemed to have a bit of a vinegary taste to it. With the red flags starting to pop up I decided I better dig the carton out of the fridge and locate the “use by” date. The first thing I noticed when I pulled out the carton, that this was the “light” version and they generally do not have the flavor of the full-fledged thing…so maybe I was just being overly cautious?? Anyway, I finally found the “use by” markings on the box…it said use by August… August 2010!! Oh my! Being a guy and being brought up in a household environment where I was told there were thousands of Chinese children going hungry every night, so I better clean my plate, I was tempted but decided it was best to trash the carton and substitute ice cream in its place. Hey! At least I tried.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“Food for thought is no substitute for the real thing.”
– Walt Kelly
I think that is enough for this sitting. As always be good, play nicely, and remember if it smells fishy it just might be a fish.
JR and Max