...Dear gods that was disgusting. But now the fridge went from full to mostly empty, and we'll try not to let it get that bad again.
Mostly, I feel guilty about wasting the food. Wasting nearly a refrigerator-full of food is embarassing. I don't care about the money, I care about the waste. At least it's not as bad as some, I suppose; it's "only" two thirds of a refrigerator, in one year. This is apparently a better-than-average rate, relative to what I remember from my parents' habits in St. Louis.