Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fridge Space

I'd like to think that we have more space in our refrigerator than many families. Shoot, we have so much space in our fridge, we can all our water bottles their own shelf! It's a goal of mine to never have one of those extremely cluttered fridges, where there's never room to put anything, and stuff may sit in the back of the fridge hidden from view for weeks or months, completely unbeknownst to us.

That's not to say that's never happened to us. The top shelf is pretty much where all of the old stuff is, if there is any old stuff there. And we have purchased, and never eaten, some things that just sat in the back of the freezer for months before we finally threw it out. But overall, I think we've done pretty well keeping our fridge and freezer not only clutter-free, but stink-free.

However...I don't know if we'll be able to keep this up, especially when kid number two comes around. Because when you start cooking full, multi-course meals - something we rarely do now, but will do more of when we have two kids - then you get leftovers. And not only do leftovers take up a lot of space, they are among the most likely food items to sit in the back of the fridge for weeks and become forgotten.

Five years from now, it might be good for someone to remind me to check the back of my fridge for any long forgotten items. Actually...this is a good thing to do on a monthly basis, if not weekly. What's in your fridge?

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