Sometimes it takes someone else looking into things to point out an obvious and glaring problem. For us it is the fridge... no matter what I do it seems like it is always bursting at the seams and we are wasting and throwing away food.
My sister visited this weekend and gave me a list of fridge rules and pointing on some startlingly facts that made me realize why we have a problem. Below are her discoveries and subsequent rules:
4 bottles of Kefir
1 Gallon of milk
1 Gallon of ice tea
1 container of Orange Juice
1 Gallon of Apple Cider
1 container of Cranberry Juice
3 heads of lettuces
3 large cucumbers
2 bags of carrots
1lb of asparagus
The condiments were off the charts, and then there’s the leftovers... I love to cook so we make something new every night. And I’m used to cooking at my parents house where there is 7 of us so I cook a lot of food. Basically, that means a lot gets wasted. Our final thought was that I shop like someone who has never seen a grocery store... I feel the need to buy all the fruit and veggies at once as if they won’t be there when I go back. Yes, sometimes there is a good deal on things, but no matter how cheap it is to buy in bulk it is STILL A WASTE OF MONEY IF I THROW IT AWAY! These were the rules my sister implemented... If I actually follow them, I might have a shot at a clean fridge.
Rule #1 You can only have as many condiments that will fit in the door of the fridge. Anything beyond that is excessive
Rule #2 You can only have one special drink at a time.
Rule #3 You can only buy one bag of oranges, head of lettuce etc at a time.
Rule #4 You are feeding TWO PEOPLE! Not an army or family of five. Now shop like it!
How do you organize your fridge?