There are two types of people in this world — those who hide their garbage can in a cabinet beneath the sink and those who display the garbage can separately. It’s the centuries-old debate of Garbage In vs. Garbage Out. We are not necessarily advocating for one lifestyle over the other. But, personally, I’d like to be able to scrape beef stroganoff vertically downward, directly into the garbage from my plate.
Now you — person who hides his garbage under the sink — tell me what you’re going to do with all that saucy debris after polishing off a juicy plate of Grandma’s beef stroganoff and brothy egg noodles (or perhaps rice-and-bean enchiladas, as pictured above). Believe me, I’ve tried the hover-the-plate-over-the-garbage-and-use-a-paper-towel-to-forcefully-smear-the-leftovers-directly-downward-into-the-garbage technique. But all it takes is one poorly-placed greasy wipe, and suddenly, there’s stroganoff meat with gooey mushroom bisque all over your Windex bottle, 409 All-Purpose Cleaner, dishwasher detergent nuggets, and other under-the-sink items. (Not to mention the inevitable skidmarks down the side of the garbage can.) A viscous beef-and-mushroom onslaught, all due to some poorly placed diagonal strokes.
So just remember, when you think you’re being all classy and hiding your garbage, let me tell you something, Noam – it’s not any less disgusting. In fact, it’s arguably more disgusting.