Sadly, the outcome was no different today than from any time I had ventured into crisperland. The level boss was a cucumber so old it appeared to have deflated accompanied by a fleet of radishes grown wooley; they were dispatched with the aid of the garden house and now reside comfortably in the compost.
Fortunately, everything else could be saved and most of it went promptly into a salad. I also threw in a few odds-and-ends from the main body of the fridge, such as a packet of salsa and the last quarter-cup of crumbled blue cheese. To balance out the blue cheese, I added some blueberries - that may sound odd, but try it; berries and cheese play well together!
From the pantry I included a can of chickpeas or garbanzos; they're one of our favorite additives, providing a little protein and a gentle flavor. While the can went into the recycling, I've started peeling the paper because when I take the kitchen recycling bin outside, I separate out the cans to take to a local scrapyard. We keep running across sources of scrap metal, so I've deditated the former yard waste bin (...whose function was supplanted by the compost pile ...) to accumulating metals. It may take a couple of months to accumulate a load worth the trip, but it's not as if the metal is going to do much else than wait patiently!
The result was a pretty decent salad which, with a microwaved potato from the crisper, made a nice Friday at-home supper!
Cleaning out the crisper, I was struck again with how often the plastic bags used for purchasing veggies become, in the fridge, a source of moisture and then rot. I think it's better to remove them from the plastic when they go into the fridge; what is your experience?