Happy March! St. Patrick’s day is around the corner and it is a day the lore of green beer, green eggs…….
Green eggs………. I don’t think that is a good thing
While we are on the subject of green. Have you looked in your refrigerator lately? Is there anything green in there?
Do you have containers in there that are growing mold or are fuzzy? Let’s get rid of that. Leftovers should be cleared out on a weekly basis. In our house, we have garbage pick-up one time per week so Wednesday night is clean out the fridge night.
For a long time, we did not put anything in containers. We used zip top re-closable baggies. If you are not good at eating leftovers and you find that you have lots of science projects growing in your fridge you might try zip top baggies too. At least you don’t have to open them to trash them. Stink no more.
Another thing, do you have 10 different types of salad dressing and other condiments in your fridge? Why? Organize your fridge by zone. You have a crisper, a deli drawer, and a butter shelf, so why not a dressing space. If you keep your condiments together you will not have to search and hopefully not have multiple opened bottles cluttering up your fridge.
We have a deep freeze. It is a chest type which can become the place where good veggies to the freezer burn and die. But you can control that by adding some organizing. I suggest you have some crates or dividers to sort your food and keep like items together. For example, we have a space we keep our ground beef, a crate for veggies, a tray that sits on top of the crate for fruits. I know that we frequently use chicken so having a designated stop means I don’t have to dig to see what is there.
We also have a system that every 6 months where we don’t buy any freezer foods until we eat everything that is in there. It forces us to use what we have on hand. No more 1 corndog and 3 pizza rolls abandoned at the bottom of the freezer. I plan this for just before Thanksgiving. I am then sure I can fit an extra turkey in the freezer so when Christmas comes around and ham is on sale but not turkey I am ahead of the game.
Remember you have to break a few eggs if you want to make an omelet!