Husband Follies Episode #60 – Botulism and Sausage!
My quirky husband Gary has become vigilant about food products we buy. Corn syrup is out, apparently it is the enemy. Non-organic fruits, veggies, meats, you name it are also out. In fact, he does the shopping because this is so very important to him. He reads labels vigorously.
So when we were out of jelly a while ago, I ran to the store as I needed some that minute. Being in a rush (as always) I picked up what I thought was a healthy one, although it did NOT state that it was organic.
My husband went ballistic (a mild description) when he read the label and found some preservatives he did not care to eat. He wanted jelly then, and he was not about to eat the “Poison” I bought. He was plenty aggravated. So was I by the end of the conversation, and I ran out and got him organic jelly after getting a lecture.
Just days before this episode however, my husband found a piece of pie (store bought with who knows WHAT PRESERVATIVES) left over in the refrigerator from a month earlier. That’s right, you read that correct. ONE MONTH OLD.
And my husband took that piece of pie with probable botulism, mold spores, and possibly the black plague, and ate every bite.
Just this week, he ate a slice of meatloaf sitting there for over a week. I don’t know about you but no matter how great your refrigeration system works, meatloaf is not at it’s prime a week later. (no preservatives in that)
In the meantime, I am worried about him contracting something awful like food poisoning, botulism, or some crazy bacteria that will fester in his intestines due to the oldy, moldy leftovers he eats.
One time he opened up cream cheese and there was a beautiful blue and green mold on the top. He wanted to scrape that part off and use what was underneath. I am not kidding.
In addition, the things (junk) he puts in his stomach sometimes floor me because he is so vigilant about labels and products he buys. For example, he eats the most poor version of fast food, kolaches – deep fried in old oil with all kinds of sausage in them. And who knows WHAT is in that sausage! (I never eat fast food or touch sausage) Hot dogs too – he loves them.
So there you have it. No, he will not tolerate jelly with pectin, bean gum, and sodium benzorbate (or something to that effect made him crazed) but he will tolerate some yucky bacteria from old food. And eat garbage food.
Like I said he is a quirky guy.