Saturday, February 21, 2009

Can you guess... often I cook? 

This is a can of "no stick cooking spray" that Mark and I purchased on our first grocery shopping trip as a married couple. 
That was in April of 2003. 

The can says, "best if used by 02/12/05." I'm a little ashamed to admit that I used it tonight - 4 years and one week past its expiration date. 

But I'm also a little embarrassed that the can is still more than half-full due to total lack of use. 

Now that the date has been noted, I'll be throwing this can away and replacing it with a shiny brand-new one on our next shopping trip. 

Here's to the next 5 1/2 years - may they be filled with many more baked goods, and casseroles, and other dishes that require no-stick spray. 

And, on a more urgent note, here's to hoping that no one gets sick after eating my coffee cake at Sunday School in the morning. 


The Cutter Family said...

No worries, Becky. I was told that things don't usually go bad after the expiration date, but that they just don't always work the way they are supposed to. I don't know if it's true, but I comfort myself with that thought whenever I find something that is expired! On a side note ... Joel's grandparents moved a few years ago and they gave us a bunch of stuff they had like rubbing alcohol and Lime a Way. When I pulled out the alcohol I noticed that the bottle looked a little outdated and when I found the expiration date I realized why. It had expired in the early 80's!!! I tried to use it to rub a sticky off of something and it didn't work. I threw it away and bought a bran new bottle from this decade!!

Meme said...

Too funny. I was looking at a bottle of teriake sauce in our fridge. It's survived two moves and several years. I think I am holding on to it for sentimental purposes at this point. How different is this than a wedding cake topper? ps. If you need some sticky recipes, lets me know ;-).

Nicole Tharp said...

Hey Becky- I just found your blog. I'm very glad none of us got sick in Sunday School too. LOL. :)