Saturday, June 25, 2011

First I Smelled it.

First I smelled it.
Then I heard it.
Then I saw it.

I walked into the kitchen this morning and couldn't believe my nose.
"What the H*E*Double Hockey sticks is that?"
(except there were no double hockey sticks)
I wandered around the kitchen smelling
the garbage can,
the refrigerator,
the garbage disposal,
then the pantry.

And then I heard it.

Somewhere in the bottom of the pantry.
A small  bubbling sound.

Did an errant can of Diet Coke spring a leak?

Then I saw it.

Nothing says cooking like a big old frothy and foamy bag of red potatoes.



Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

I gagged just looking at the photo. I can always tell when there's a rotten potato in the supermarket produce section. They call me Super Nose!

The only thing that smells worse is a dead rat in the basement.

Well, there probably are worse things, but I don't want to know about them.

Laraine Eddington said...

How can anything as sweet as a potato smell as horrible as a potato gone bad? I can't believe you had the strength to take a photo.

just call me jo said...

You'll be fascinated to hear that an expert on the Casey Anthony trial said the only rotting food that can imitate the odor of a dead body is a potato. Isn't that interesting? I've never heard them bubbling, however. Particularly gross. In this heat, I can understand the accelerated decomposition. One of the most appetizing of your posts. Thank you, Holly.

Jan said...


I can smell it from here!

Gads, what a way to start the day!

Bethany said...

Worst. Smell. Ever.
My mom had a bag of produce tip in her car once - she thought she had everything but one potato that was in hiding under the seat. I think my sister refused to ride in that car for several months.

Ann said...

Yuck! I guess most of us can relate to this one. I wonder why they have to smell so bad. Needless to say after a couple of bouts with rotting potatoes I am really really aware of their condition as they sit on my counter. Out they go at the first sign of anything yucky.

laurie said...

OMG !There is NOTHING that smells as bad,, I know just what you mean,, its terrible, and cleaning it up is worse,, just chuck the whole thing,, thats what i did, my husband said oh you can't throw all the good ones out and I said,, just watch me,, YUK!You poor woman,, been there done that!!

lifeinredshoes said...

I've this unfortunate occurance happen in my pantry, and I agree with Jo, smells like death :(

Comeca Jones said...

How gross lol I think we've all done this at least

deb said...

omg lmao....we can ALL relate!!!!!

Whosyergurl said...

Your title scared me a little. Nothing smells so icky as rotton potatoes!
xo, Cheryl

Melynda said...

Those taters have cousins living here, in Vancouver, at my house!

Amy said...

Oh my! I haven't had them foam and froth but I the smell. Pewwww.

Mary ♥ Mur said...

oh.. so nice post.)
Love your blog.))

I now spend a survey of bloggers with such questions.
1. Why did you create a blog?
2. For whom you taking him? Want to be popular?
3. How long will it keep going?

Erika said...

Oh no! Eeeeeew did it take a long time to get the stinch out?

A Vintage Green said...

Yup that great liquid potato smell. Can't forget it. I am now follower #93. Found your blog through a comment at Sunny Simple Life. Toilet training memories- still rise to the surface occasionally. Pre night time diapers too. Made my own - cloth, LAYERS. Not my fav memories, but looking back, funnyish.
- Joy

april@gingerbread said...

oh no, potatoes gone bad....i have totally done that before! yuk...