Friday, November 13, 2009

Mystery food revealed!

I know everyone has just been sitting on the edge of their chair waiting to find out what the unidentifiable food is.

The truth is, I'm really not sure.

I am, however, quite convinced that it was some sort of food.

Nobody even came close to guessing where I found it. This strange looking morsel was tucked down by the hinges in my dishwasher. I'm not positive how long it had been there.

Here's my best guess of what happened.

One of the kids was loading the dishwasher, and decided that it was probably OK just to put the bowl holding the spaghetti sauce in the dishwasher without emptying the remaining amount of sauce from the bowl. I discovered this the next morning, after the dishes had been "washed" with spaghetti sauce. Apparently, when there is more sauce in the dishwasher than dishwasher detergent, the spaghetti sauce wins and all of the dishes turn a not so lovely shade of orange/red.
They also have a really great greasy feel to them.

Anyway, I emptied the remaining contents of the spaghetti sauce from the bowl (yes, there was still some in there. I shudder to think of how much was still in the bowl when it was put in the dishwasher) and I re-washed the dishes. This time they came out clean.
My guess is that some sauce slid down and got stuck by the hinges of the dishwasher door.

It was a pretty solid chunk when I found it, and I think I recognized the remnants of a slice of mushroom on the side, which is really strange, because I don't put mushrooms in my sauce.

So, it looks like the winner of the GUESS THE MYSTERY FOOD game is Katie who said "It looks like a mushroom with pizza sauce"



Which, when you really think about it, is about the best prize anyone can win!
(plus, it doesn't cost me anything in shipping, because that could get costly ;0)

And to those of you who guessed anything to do with chocolate, you should know better. I would never let chocolate go unnoticed long enough for it to look that way. I am able to search out any unattended chocolate in the house.
What can I say, it's a gift, kind of like a sixth sense or something.

Join me tomorrow when I sort through Max's dirty clothes hamper and we play the exciting new game "IDENTIFY THE STAIN"


rocslinger said...

Yeah, Respect and admiration of my peers was perhaps a little beyond my reach, but hey I gaveit a try.

rocslinger said...

BTW I draw the line at mystery stains, not at this time of the morning.

dript, naw, too easy

Katie said...

yes! I am SOOO cool!

b. said...

You make such a good point re: the chocolate.

Kristina P. said...

Congrats to Katie. I was just thinking it was disgusting.

Nicole said...


(ps I'm stalking you back)

mommeeof9 said...

I found a rotten apple under my 19 yr old daughters bed last night. I could smell it, why couldn't she? Daddy is going to buy more hasps and padlocks so the big kids can lock their rooms when they leave them. Then the younger kids won't be able to go into their rooms and mess them up. After all, we know teenegers would never bring food and drinks into their rooms, right? ;)

MaeRae said...

oh my, I am on the edge of my seat waiting for the STAIN GAME...bring it on.