I found myself craving creamed spinach. This doesn’t happen often (as the rest of my tale will confirm) but I found a box in the freezer and popped it into the microwave. “Are you crazy?” I heard Charles say from someplace in food heaven; “it can’t still be good” — it was dated October 27, 2007 — but I’m here to report it was fine.
My overarching philosophy (after smelling anything first): waste not, want not.*
*It’s estimated that “in 2010 alone around 60 million tons of food waste was generated in the U.S.,” and that “25-40 percent of the food that is grown, processed and transported in the United States will never be consumed.”