So I don’t know if you read I Heart Organizing but I do and I’ve been following along with her monthly organizing challenges. I totally overhauled our pantry/cabinets with the intent of linking up to her monthly kitchen organization challenge. Back in January. That’s how long it took for me to give the inside of our refrigerator a face-lift.
(Note: if you want to work with me, I am a way better worker than housekeeper. Amen.)
But really it took so long because I wanted to transition to a lot of glass pieces. I noticed that if I can’t see things, I forget about them and then they go bad and nothing gets me in a tizzy more than wasted food.
(Except for people who tell you to sleep when your baby is in the NICU. I get all huffy about that.)
(Oh, and also when you open a brand new bag of chips and it is only 1/4 full of actual chips and 3/4 full of air. I find that highly annoying and feel the need to express all of my emotions about it to whomever is within earshot when I open said bag. Typically while shaking it at them.)
I’ve been collecting some glass pieces here and there over the past few months. I finally found that big glass jar to store the eggs in and now I feel super happy whenever I open the refrigerator door. Jeff, however, feels incredibly anxious that he can’t see a sell-by date on the carton. I’ve been buying our eggs from a sweet local lady who lets Scarlette pet her chickens so technically they don’t actually have a sell-by date but I make one up and write it on the white board on the front of the fridge for his nerves.
(I will find out just how often my husband reads here very soon, I imagine.)
I do keep almost all of our milk in glass now which also makes my husband feel antsy but he doesn’t even drink milk. Personally, I think it keeps better in the glass. I have no idea if this is any sort of scientific fact. It could possibly be some sort of placebo effect caused by how pretty I think all the glass is. I have this pitcher and I love it, although opening and closing it correctly does take some getting used to. I also have one I picked up at Target on sale that I use for Scarlette’s non-dairy milk.
My grocery store just started carrying Promised Land milk. I typically get our milk from the farm and Scarlette drinks almond milk but I have a huge weakness for strawberry flavored milk. So when I saw the all natural strawberry milk I decided to give it a shot and it is so good. It’s definitely the best strawberry milk I’ve ever had so if you’re like me, you will love it. Also, let’s be friends because I don’t know many people who like strawberry milk.
My friend Jody mentioned on facebook how much she liked the Giada raspberry vinaigrette dressing so I picked some up because my friends have good taste. She was right, it’s really good and I didn’t even read the label because I am super picky about salad dressing and finally found one I like and want to be in total denial about the fact that it might be bad for me. True story, morning glory.
I completely coveted all of the storage pieces that Jen featured in her fridge tour (People give tours of their fridges on the internet. I’M giving a tour of my fridge on the internet. The future is SO WEIRD, twelve year old self.) Anyhow, a few weeks ago I saw them on sale super cheap at Zulily and I had some credit so I got them for free. Y’all know how happy that makes me, right? Plus I had no idea that Zulily sold things other than children’s clothes but they sell all sorts of other things like women’s clothes and housewares and I feel like it might begin to be a problem.
Mostly I wanted those because in addition to storing leftovers, I still make a lot of pureed food for Scarlette to put in her Sili Squeeze so I feel like I’m just always storing a lot of food.
Anyhow, the other thing I wanted was a way to store our fresh fruits and veggies because we consume a lot of those in our house and our drawer crispers are oddly shaped and much too small. First of all, it’s peach season in Georgia. Second of all, my husband eats salad like he is a rabbit.
I actually wrote to Tupperware to ask if I could try their new Fridge Smart line because of said fruit/veggie storage problem. I didn’t have enough room in the drawers and certain fruits and veggies need to be vented. The lids on these allow for them to be fully vented, partially vented or closed. They sent me a set and I really like them, you can see that they stack well in the fridge and they have a key on them to tell you which items need which level of venting. I appreciate the visual so I’m not constantly googling how to store the peppers from our garden. I’m new at this whole “eating fresh” thing, y’all.
That’s what working for us right now- I like that I can easily see what I need for Scarlette’s super-calorie-loaded smoothies in the morning which helps us stay healthy and on time for school, which is a bit, um, challenging with a child like mine. You know, one who likes to run through my house in the morning yelling “I SHUPER WHY! I NO WIKE EAT DA EGGSH!”
I just wrote 860 words about my refrigerator.
I spelled refrigerator wrong every single time.
(But it’s so pretty now!)
(Disclosure: some amazon affiliate links included, the zulily link is my referral, which gives you $5 off if you use it. Fridge Smart containers c/o Tupperware and big thanks to them for letting me try them out and not thinking I was a weirdo for wanting to write a blog post about my refrigerator.)