Monday, February 18, 2008

Gross Food Find Contest

Inspired by my friend, Michelle over at My Semblance of Sanity, I'm doing a Gross Food Find Contest. You know, since I can't manage to go a week without finding some disgusting food item left somewhere in my house.
Joe found this in Jackson's bed while helping him look for his tin whistle. Leave me a comment with your guess as to what on earth it is and the first person with the most correct answer will win. I'll annouce the winner on Friday. The prize will be a set of new Tupperware containers to help keep your food fresh even when it's been in a backpack for a month. :)




Mmmmmm, now that's good eats!

353 comments:

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Kari said...

Bran Muffin?

Holly Wilcox said...

It looks like an orange that was left at the bottom of our stocking one year.... yuck. So that's my guess, but it looks like someone else guessed that also.

Lucille said...

Balogna with chesse sandwhich?

Toni said...

Lemon Cream Pie?

Jen Root said...

I'm going with a pancake. I found one on my dining room floor once that looks surprisingly similar. I need a dog.

millieme5 said...

i think its a custard cake. one of those with poastry filled with custard my hubby loves em if it is hed probably eat it!!!!!
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Anonymous said...

Dear God!!!! I agree...hopefully your DH just pulled back the sheets and found it like that. Did he put on a hazmat suit and get some long-handled tongs to get it out of the bed?

Jevonia said...

I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

Mac 'n' cheese?

Anonymous said...

Ewwwww....looks like an old dead tuna sandwich. What the heck did it smell like after being in the bed for heck knows how long?
Shirley

cathy said...

Looks like a hot dog roll with cream cheese...ugh lol

When my kids were small,I would tear apart the closet because I could always smell moldy oranges and inevitably I would find them buried under shoes, coats, scarfs etc lol They always threw they're backpacks in the closet and all kinds of interesting?? things got buried in there!

Love your blog! I'm new to it and am working my way thru your archives and laughing so hard I cry! lol Brings back great memories of dealing with small children on a daily basis.

Kris said...

I think it's the decomposed remains of a turkey sandwich. Maybe with cheese, maybe not.

Feagans Family said...

I am going to go with lunch meat by that last photo......makes me wonder what could be hiding in my house.....

Melody said...

Oooh gross! I even went so far as to click on the pictures to get a closer look, and still I'm not sure.

It looks a bit like parmesan cheese or maybe some sort of sandwich.

IN his bed? I'm thinking of how long he has been sleeping with that... THING. **shudder**

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing a pancake.

Jennifer

jlsilva99 said...

It looks like some months ago it might have been a piece of pie. I'm going to go with pumpkin.

Susan said...

A turkey sandwich?

Anonymous said...

Is it a moldy cheezit?
-Chrissy from CA

jess said...

Apple Pie?

Jenni said...

Ham & Cheese Hot Pocket

La said...

Is it.. a graham cracker in milk?

said...

looks like a ham & cheese sandwich

The Perry Family said...

i'm going to say chicken pot pie. you should turn that over to science! wow!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

A sandwich, with mayonaise or perhaps it is Miracle Whip, mustard, some cotton batting that the child thought was cotton candy and so he thought he'd add that when you weren't looking, a piece of white cheese--and that's why it wasn't eaten, Jackson looked at it and said, "I'm not eatin' something that has no artifical coloring," and then, some chips, smooshed in there just in case he wanted some crunch. That's my guess and I'm sticking to it just like Jo did when he had to pull that mess out. You are a brave woman to post such a picture--I hope the microbes didn't attack the camera and hope that Jo's lungs are okay.

Thanks, once again for the amazingly good laugh.

Cathy said...

Tuna sandwich? or chicken? is that cheating? You win the gross food contest though.

Bekah said...

Ugh. I tried to post this yesterday but I don't see my comment anywhere. My guess is: French Toast! You can see the crus tof the bread and what looks to be now crunchy egg crusting. Yummm! Delicious!

LLD said...

That is nasty....ugh!

I'm going with pie as well, maybe lemon or a lemon square!

The Gang's All Here! said...

My guess is a cheese and mayonnaise sandwich on white (well, it used to be white!) bread.

Lowa said...

Ok well it looks like four separate things to me. Is it all the same item?? Just fouur different shots?? I can guess once you clear that up for me please:) IF you have time!

The McMichael Family said...

Pimento cheese sandwich?

Kelly said...

eeewwwww! It looks like it was an Egg McMuffin type breakfast sandwich....

Anonymous said...

A banana.

Michelle

Anonymous said...

My uneducated guess is a tuna sandwich? Pic's 1 & 2 look like bread is burried under all of that mold. Pic #3 I can't figure. The last pic looks like tuna. I can't figure what else would "flake" quite like that... The flakes are too thick to be pie crust...

Either way, this is way to gross to even consider! Yuck! Gross! Blech!

Johane.Levesque@rogers.com

Rae said...

my guess is a sandwich made with pimento cheese spread.

Anonymous said...

I would have to say a grill cheese sandwich or a ham and cheese sandwich.

Charna
Charnascarpati@hotmail.com

His Other Love said...

I'd put my money on a ham and cheese sandwich. If it was pizza, he'd already had eaten it. And kids don't walk around eating lasagne with their bare hands unless they can sneak it passed their mother... ;-)

slack said...

tuna noodle casserole

Sherry da Silva said...

I would say it is probably a piece of pumpkin pie leftover from Thanksgiving. Not that I doubt your housekeeping skills, but kids stash stuff in the weirdest places!

Bigmammy said...

Pimento cheese sandwich????
Yuck

Irishmama said...

Apple Pie

Becca said...

it looks like a thick slice of whole wheat bread... i've heard that stuff molds something fierce.


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Bigmammy said...

My kids joined in on the un. They guess grilled cheese (and they should know)

Abby goes to Denmark! said...

peanut butter & fluff sandwich?

TheHMC said...

Oh yes, I must agree that it's some sort of cheese sandwich. At first I thought maybe a grilled cheese, but the last pic has the cheese(or what I believe to be cheese) looking layered almost. So maybe a ham and cheese? Hm.

Oh, and I hear ya. We have the "all food and drink stays in the kitchen only" rule, but with my oldest two being capable of getting through the baby gate(they ARE 9 and 8 now, after all lol) and ransacking my kitchen, I find all KINDS of treasures around my house.

I think my fave was the chocolate fudge pop-tart I found behind our toilet once.

At least, I hoped it was chocolate fudge.

CEOmom said...

That is disgusting.

I will guess anyway...a piece of apple pie

Christine H

warrenusmc said...

I'm going to have to guess a Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll.

Emily said...

I tried to post this earlier, but I don't see it, so here it goes again...Is it a Grands Flaky Biscuit? Yum! Hope your husband has survived the trauma! Love your blog and can't wait for your book!

Cole Thomas said...

Apple pie, due to the flaky not-so-goodness under the mold. Why would someone bring apple pie in the bed?

Heather S said...

I'm guessing an english muffin!

Anonymous said...

I have no idea what that is but I'm kinda curious if you found this in your childs bed, how often do you change his sheets? Yikes.

Paula said...

It looks like it used to be a ham and cheese sandwich or chicken sandwich. Yuck!!

Megan said...

A candy bar?

Shari said...

I'm guessing a cheddar cheese stick.

Disgusting, regardless. :0)

Tina said...

I'm guessing a soft taco, meat and cheese only.

Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

From the first photo, my guess was originally banana bread.

The middle two don't help, and the last one really reminds me of some apple bread I once had that went bad.

I am curious how you could NOT "smell" this? I could see perhaps if it was in the back of the fridge, or bottom of the bread drawer wrapped up, or even better in a container that your kids put away and you find it later, and then they go "oh yeah, I left a surprise for you"..........

Please tell me though that you disinfected his bed, or at least the screen for me - now I am going to go and scrub myself down I feel gross!!!

Loth said...

My seven year old son says, with some authority, that it is "cool". So there.

Anonymous said...

I'm voting for lasagna!

Ambitious Blonde said...

I do not know what that is.

I DO know that it snapped at me and I'm frightened.

rthling said...

Durn it! LLD said what I thought it was! I actually thought no one would guess the same thing, but I think it WAS a lemon square, or chess pie. You know how kids are... Oh, pleeeeeeeeeeease, let me have one! Then after they get it, and don't like it, they don't know where to put it. In the bed, of course. True story; I was cleaning out the van, and lifted the back seat to find a crusty old chicken bone. Yep, a drumstick, all dried out, had taken up residence in the back of my car. I was furious. So now we measure everything by the chicken leg-o-meter. "That's nasty as a chicken bone!" or "That's almost as gross as a chicken bone!" So it looks like you have a new meter by which to judge all manner of gross-ness. Congratulations!

Susan said...

It's an egg mcmuffin!!

My Kids' Mom said...

Common guess, but I'm leaning toward cheese sandwich. Blech.

Hoffman Family said...

I am not sure if someone else guessed this or not, but I say Pancake.

leslie m. said...

Ummmm... I think that its either a donut, or a piece of cake.

bluekaeru said...

It looks like cheesy scalloped potatoes to me. EWW regardless!

kymomma said...

My first comment on your blog. . due to the temptation of tupperware. . .my guess: a twinkie or one of those packaged cupcakes with icing on top. :)

Stephanie said...

A ham and cheese sandwich is my guess. Good luck choosing a winner. It'll take a year just to read all of these comments.

~Shell said...

Welll hmmm I am really not sure other then this is NASTY looking! If I had to force a guess I would say pineapple upside down cake just because the last pic reminds me of pineapple rings....

Multiple Mom T said...

A brownie? Regardless, kudos to you for managing NOT to throw up while cleaning it up!

Randee said...

My gut instinct (well, after I threw up a little in my mouth) is saying keish (kiesh? keesh?) however it is spelled.

Lauren said...

My guess is a Rice Crispy treat!

JeanM said...

I think it is a grilled cheese sandwich. But hey that camera takes awesome pictures what is it and how did you get such detail?

Kim said...

I recently came across your blog-WOW, I have been missing some AWESOME stuff. Anyway, that is definitely lemon merengue pie (sp?). The first picture makes it quite clear (yes, I have small children, too, lol). It's in surprisingly good condition considering it was in bed with him and didn't get all smashed up.

Penny said...

Brownie???

Anonymous said...

Looks like a blueberry muffin to me.

Tanja said...

Yikes!

Turkey and cheese sandwich?

Roya Rose said...

grilled cheese sandwich

Mandy said...

I've already guessed but I had to get your back...I mean really people-it's just pictures. The people who said they couldn't look at it are just prissy...that's all there is to it. I'm sitting here eating my oh-so-yummy microwaved lasagna and have not heaved yet. My dd didn't understand the pics so I asked her if she wanted to grow some mold...she turned me down but I have a feeling we'll be trying to mold all kinds of food by the end of hte week...that's how we homeschoolers roll.

Lori said...

Is it a biscuit?

Kikilia said...

Cantalope?

Lisa C. said...

grilled cheese sandwich?

Heather said...

I once found an orange under one of my kids' beds. I'm gonna go with that.
Is it an orange?

Robin said...

I'm gonna go with banana peel though I'm not sure bananas mold...I think they just rot but I saw some yellow there.....

Anonymous said...

Beef Stroganoff??

Stephanie Honeycutt

Anonymous said...

I know, it's Lasagna!!!

Corrina

carol said...

my eldest son says it's a Swiss Roll( I hope not from experience!)
my youngest daughter says a brownie.
I won't even try to hazard a guess!!

Megryansmom said...

Oh Dawn I am learning so much from your blog...just today I learned that you should occasionally look in your child's bed to find such delicious snacks, but more importantly, I learned that as you are checking for treats, you should change the sheets. Now who would have thought!!! Anyway! My guess for mystery food is Lou Malnati's pizza!!!!!

BarbJ said...

Methinks a ham and cheese hotpocket!

goodideamomma said...

Did you see the X-files where these ancient hibernating insects were accidentally awakened by some overzealous loggers and at night that would swarm living things in the dark and wrap their human prey in cocoons and suck all the moisture out of them? If not, that is what it looks like to me.

Stacie said...

Looks like next week's blue cheese dressing! YUM.

Nancy said...

Did you actually know what it was, or did your son have to tell you? I can't even imagine.

Liz's Random Thoughts said...

Lasagna?
Either that or you kid was hopeing that the mold would turn into a shape of the vigin Mary. Or Jesus Christ or something? Than have you sell it on ebay and his college fund would be taken care of....Than again considering how old your son is. It's probably leftover lasagna that in a mad rush to clean a room or find a toy got stashed under the bed.

SUchipmunk said...

those marshmallow pie things.. Moon Pies I think they are called?

darla said...

my guess is a tuna salad sandwich.... although my husband says cake of some sort... yuck!

Jayme said...

I am going to guess Lasagna

Kristi-Anna said...

Well, I know I'm not the FIRST to guess... wow, you havea lot of readers :D

Anyway, My first thought from pictures 1 and 2 is a piece of lemon merangue pie.

From the last 2 photos... perhaps mac 'n cheese... ew.

Shelley said...

I didn't read through nearly 300 comments to see if anyone guessed this already, but my guess is a piece of lasagna. I hope I'm wrong, really.

Dawn Hudson said...

I say its a pancake. Or should I say what's left of a pancake!

Mom Of 3 said...

I have no idea wht that is, maybe a piece of pie. But i feel your pain I am constanly finding things like that wound here. LOL

Lisa said...

Is it pie al a MOLD?? HA, couldn't resist.
My son quesses cream filled chocolate donut thingy.
My guess would be an egg and cheese sandwich on wheat bread.
Those close up pics look really kinda cool. Like maybe some sorta rock formation or something lol. I didn't realize mold could get that fluffy. Interesting!!

Ellen said...

My hubby and i agreed on brownie. :) Thats a likely item a boy would stash in his bed!

Erika said...

wow- looks tasty!!! :)

my guess is a peanut butter & fluff sandwich.

thanks for your blog. i'm very much a daily lurker but when there's giveaways, you know i'm there!!!
i like free :)

Anonymous said...

I was wondering could it be a pop tart or a toaster scruddle? It's gross no matter what!!!! Susan

Karos said...

The suspense is killing me! (I have no life and am currently avoiding helping a child to research the pygmy marmoset..)

Also, if it's grilled cheese, I WAS FIRST... also my link didn't post so hopefully I'll do it right.

And boo to the judgmental comments on food practices and sheet changery.

Cheryl said...

My guess is, it's (or was) an orange.

Tina K said...

muffin

Kristine said...

i am guessing it is another banana.

denise said...

i'll say a ham sandwich... gross!

M said...

Cheesy Bread, from a pizza place.
mmmmmm
~Michelle E. in Utah

miss r said...

chewy granola bar

Angie said...

It looks like an egg mcmuffin

sheila said...

its a sandwich trust me i found that same looking thing in my own kids room lol

Jeb Bruce said...

Looks like a PB & J sandwich to me. found one only a day old in the son's bed here.

Chelf said...

OK, after staring for a long time, and making my hubby sick by having him look at the moon surfaces you pictured, I think I have it.

Half-eaten Blueberry Bagel, with whatever you put on that... and it grew a marshmallow-thick layer of cotton from his toe jam. (you did say it was IN his bed!)

Stephanie said...

I change my vote: lasagna!

Kerry said...

My guess is that YOU don't know, and that is why you are asking US!
:)

Sue D. said...

I think the top picture looks like it might be cake, but the other pictures look like moldy macaroni & cheese. Really can't imagine a child wasting macaroni & cheese though. Must have been ill that day. Sue D.

dksmom03 said...

tuna salad sandwich?!

KLM said...

My husband says it's a Moon Pie. I say it's just nasty!

NightWinge said...

BEAN AND CHEESE BURRITO.

Terri H said...

I will say it definitely was one of the two: grilled cheese or peanut butter.

Your kids stash weirder stuff than mine do. Although, I have to admit, I've found some very odd stuff in their rooms.

Jawan said...

a hotdog

ScrapSmith said...

I'm thinking it's something yummy from Christmas dinner. Hummm... perhaps turkey and stuffing? Of course if you're a vegetarian (sp?) it would be Tofurky and stuffing. I really have no idea, but for some reason felt I must guess. I will say that at one point I did have something in the refrigerator, in a container, mold so bad that it was not only unidentifiable but it turned into mold powder. Yeah, gross. Thanks for the gross photos - they helped me survive another diet day.

roniarch said...

How did you take pictures of that...living creature without barfing? I say when it's been there long enough to grow legs, it can take itself out.

Anonymous said...

My guess, an English muffin with butter on it.
Lisa (WA)

Jules said...

Okay, here I am always coming in a little late.

But I say... egg, egg, egg sandwich with lots of pretty green mold, for added flavor.

And may I add that this leaves me with a lovely picture to go to sleep with.

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The other me said...

The first picture looks like a sandwich, then in another picture it looks like a pasty but you can't buy those in the states last time I was there anyway. I am just feeling a bit la de da because I might have just found someone who changes their kids bedding even less frequently than me and that is yet another reason to love you and your blog.

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

fried chicken drumstick?

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn, I am just loving reading people's guess's! I was wondering if the item had a bad smell? Are you going to post the answer on friday? When you do will there be a picture of the item in it's original state? A before and after pic would be cool. Kristine in Michigan.

Sarah said...

Looks like a macaroni and cheese sandwich to me.

Just your everyday average married momma... said...

My official guess (without reading all 328 other answers) is a Bisquit...and if I really had to get technical it's either a buttery bisquit or a cheesy bisquit (like as in the kind in the fridge section of the supermarket that you pop the tube and bake).... or homemade if you are into that sort of betty crackhead mombo jombo....

Angela said...

I've seen this before!! Or at least something very similar. It was in the bottom of my fridge though.

My guess is Chicken Helper. Thanks Betty C. ;).

My child has a loft bed and under it she has various forms of dead things. You make me scared to go back under there. You have my sympathy completely.

Anonymous said...

Peanut butter sandwich
~Brooke C.

FishyGirl said...

Peanut butter fudge is my guess.

Miss Allison said...

Wait, wait, I think I have it. Oatmeal. You took it out of the bowl (all stuck together and everything) and then photoed it.

Keren said...

Waffle.

annemar said...

I guess it is either a homemade english muffin pizza or a bagel pizza.

HisWifeTheirMom said...

WAS...a ham and cheese sammich?

Garry Family said...

I think it looks like tuna noodle casserole. My kids won't eat it either. My 18 month old just spits it onto the floor!

Colleen said...

I'm guessing a piece of cake with white frosting?

Derrick said...

Although many have guessed apple pie im guessing this is more the Hostess type of apple pie - (hand held) and not a cut piece from a Whole pie.

Can't wait to see the answer

noble pig said...

Pizza slice

Kristin said...

I have absolutely no idea. What I can tell you is that it didn't do my morning sickness any favors!

Life with Spirit said...

Seriously, I can seriously not look at them. No guess here. Just holding back the gagging. Oh my goodness. Gross.

drmacab97 said...

My guess is a grilled cheese sandwich on what used to be white bread & a slice of apple pie . But I gotta say...that first picture looks like something that Nemo would've gotten trapped in and died.

B.R.M said...

No guess here.

Guess what I found on the side of the entertainment center?

Smashed grapes in a smiley face pattern.

Also found an orange under the bed that probably has been there since Christmas.

I think you have me beat on this one. Yuck.

Teresa said...

Could it possibly be the remains of a sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit?

ElleBee said...

Maybe one of those Hostess/Dolley Madison apple pies. It's sort of like a train wreck. Makes me a bit nauseous to look at, but I just can't stop analyzing it! And sweet mother of all things holy, how in the world was he able to SLEEP with that thing in his bed?!

Jen said...

I'm voting cantelope. Although it's a pretty healthy choice for kids...

Melisa Beliwicz said...

OK My SIL told me about the pic and I thought it was going to be hard to figure out but I was wrong.

It is bread.

Korkie said...

OH LORDY ... I'M GONNA PUKE!!

Amelia said...

I say this looks like some type of pizza,deep dish cheese.It must have been there a long time for all that mold to grow.

catholicgal said...

OK, so when I saw these pictures the only thought I heard screaming in my ears was, "Holy Rotten Food, Batman! How could she hold her nose long enough to stand to take those pictures?!" You must have a stomache of STEEL! Being the nanny to a family of 8, I have seen it all. It takes a LOT to gross me out, but that sure did the trick. Thanks.

Char said...

A brownie - a well aged brownie. OH SO GROSS!

jc said...

Isn't nature wonderful?!

I'm guess Mousse of Salmon. This recipe: http://www.candyboots.com/wwcards/salmonmousse.html

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