iSissies don’t judge, right?  Right!!

I really fought the urge to go to Trader Joe’s, stock up on outrageously handsome food and “stage” my fridge for today’s blog post.  But, then, I remembered-this is about staying in the moment, being present and sharing the “everydayness” of our lives.  So, here is my somewhat untouched fridge for all to see.  OK, ok I did wipe up the spilled gunk that was stuck on the front of one shelf before I grabbed my camera.  BTW:  if you can see the “liners” on the shelves-those are place mats from the Dollar Tree.  They are pretty and practically disposable at that price AND they soak up spills before they meander down the side and onto the next shelf.  One of my better ideas….

Dairy on the top shelf and other necessities of life like salsa and jalapeno peppers.  The Mr.'s cardiologist said to cut out the yellow cheese but moderate use of white cheese was okay - thus, feta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.  Greek yogurt for green smoothies, some fresh berries to mix with the feta, and on the bottom left overs from Sunday dinner-to be repeated tonight-some steamed new potatoes and some steak-a few greens from the bottom drawer, and we will call it dinner.  If you look carefully, there is a little deli tray of yummy yellow cheeses and some salami-it was intended as an app tray for some guests, but they arrived hungry so we went straight to the meal.  Note to self:  must eat yellow cheese/salami before the Mr. finds it.  It is my wifely duty to remove it from our home.  Right?....

Dairy on the top shelf and other necessities of life like salsa and jalapeno peppers. The Mr.’s cardiologist said to cut out the yellow cheese but moderate use of white cheese was okay – thus, feta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Carton of eggs.  Greek yogurt for green smoothies, some fresh berries to mix with the feta, and on the bottom left overs from Sunday dinner-to be repeated tonight-some steamed new potatoes and some steak-a few greens from the bottom drawer, and we will call it dinner. If you look carefully, there is a little deli tray of yummy yellow cheeses and some salami-it was intended as an app tray for some guests, but they arrived hungry so we went straight to the meal. Note to self: must eat yellow cheese/salami before the Mr. finds it. It is my wifely duty to remove it from our home. Right?….

did you know?  ...1.  Milk and eggs really are not at thier best when stored in the door of the frig. (exception:  if the top has a closure that helps keep the air cooler as warm air rushes in when the door is open.)     2.  Stored in their original carton, eggs will maintain best quality for about 3 to 5 weeks.   3.  During that time, the "sell-by" or “expiration” date on the carton may come and go. But your eggs will still be perfectly safe to use, provided they’re not cracked or otherwise damaged.  4.  Milk that has been continuously refrigerated in the main compartment of the fridge will usually remain drinkable for about one week after the "sell by" date on the package. Not so much if left in the door. 5.  The best items to keep in the door are condiments, sauces, jams, etc.   6.  AND apparently a bottle of chocolate sauce turned upside down for easy pouring....

In the door:  mustard, catsup, sauces, jams, etc.  Milk and eggs really are not at their best when stored in the door of the fridge (exception: if the top has a closure that helps keep the air cooler as warm air rushes in when the door is open.)

Did you know?

  • Stored in their original carton, eggs will maintain best quality for about 3 to 5 weeks.
  • For eggs, after 3 to 5 weeks the “sell-by” or “expiration” date on the carton may come and go. But your eggs will still be perfectly safe to use, provided they’re not cracked or otherwise damaged.
  • Milk that has been continuously refrigerated in the main compartment of the fridge will usually remain drinkable for about one week after the “sell by” date on the package. Not so much if left in the door.
  • The best items to keep in the door are condiments, sauces, jams, etc.
  • AND apparently a bottle of chocolate sauce turned upside down for easy pouring….

YOUR TURN
We wouldn’t ask you to share what’s in your fridge right now, but it is a good time to go move your milk and eggs to the main part of the refrigerator rather than keeping them in the door. Or the next time you are at Dollar Store, you might pick up some inexpensive place mats if you like a shelf liner in your fridge. Any other ideas you have we are all ears!