We have our " rotten shelf soup " which basically consists of anything that is on the " rotten shelf". Whats the rotten shelf, you may ask?? Well, its an vegetable or whatever that was bought for one dinner, used, and what ever was not used gets put on this shelf to either be used in our rotten shelf soup, or ultimately rots and gets thrown out ( or fed to the chickens).
Once, we had baby sitter who opened the fridge to get something to eat ( we wernt home) and the rotten shelf became loose, fell, and a bunch of dried up mushrooms and whatever fell on the floor. She cleaned it all up and put it back, but she must wonder about us. She never said anything and niether did we. But we were so embarrassed. The only way we found out was we saw a dried mushroom that she must have not seen. When we asked our kids how it got there, they told us that the shelf fell while we were out.
As a last statement, sometimes my rotten shelf soup is better than things i run out an buy fresh ingredients for...