Hello lovely readers!
First, I just want to tell you all that you are WONDERFUL! Thank you for all of your virtual support over the past few days. It was MUCH appreciated.
I am blowing GIANT kisses to each and every one of you!
Today has been a lovely day full of heat, light, and CLEANING!
I have never lost power so the whole “every single perishable thing in your fridge needs to be thrown out and will probably smell dreadful and will leave a spectacularly unpleasant smell in your fridge” situation. Consequently, this morning I faced the fridge and freezer.
Confession: I am literally the most unsentimental human ever. I have no problem giving away or throwing away items. Valentines, mementos, you name it, I will pitch it. (Unlike my husband, who still has the tissue from the first time he saw me cry. For. Real). However, I hate throwing out condiments. I get ridiculously attached to them. I have no idea why?! For some reason, I think that I will be in a dire condiment situation where I will desperately need soy sauce and it will not be there. But today, I put on my big girl pants and threw out A) Anything that was perishable and B) Any condiment we have not used in the past 6 months.
Are you ready for the after shots?! Get pumped!
(By the way, this was after my grocery run. This is my CLEAN, but replenished fridge and freezer.)
Top shelf: Ice, Steam in the Bag Broccoli, and Bread (frozen so it keeps until Chase returns)
Bottom shelf: Foil-packed bananas to use in my morning smoothies, chopped onions (I bought 6 onions for $1.69 today and chopped them all and froze half for future use…so much cheaper than buying pre-chopped onions).
Tippy Top: Butter
Middle Top: Almond butter
Middle: Ketchup, Tomato juice (for soups), 8 million water bottles, necessary condiments: salsa, jam, lime juice, cherries (our little brother LOVES Shirley Temples so we keep maraschino cherries and grenadine).
Bottom: Mini Grape juice, hot sauce, mustard, water, BBQ sauce, Grenadine, caramel sauce (TOTAL necessity), soy sauce, and mini coffees.
Top Shelf: Caramelized onions (I made them today and they were SO easy and so yummy!), candied almonds, chopped strawberries ($2.99 for a lb which I immediately washed and chopped for easy snacking!)
Bottom Shelf: Apple juice, Iced Tea, Brita Water
Left Drawer: Washed and chopped Kale (seriously, I was a machine today!), carrots, and washed/chopped broccoli.
Right Drawer: Apples! Apples! Apples! (I am still 100% obsessed and averaging 3 per day).
It sparkles, right? I actually keep opening it every time I pass it.
I also scrubbed the kitchen today since I was on a roll. I cleaned EVERYTHING. Basically I anything that could be washed in the dishwasher or washing machine was fair game.
You can actually eat off my counters. I promise! The only sad thing is that no one else is here to appreciate the sparkle. Bloggy friends, you are more than welcome to come over for dinner (lots of kale chip and apples will be served).
I feel like my life now has ORDER! After having no control over basically anything for the past 3 days, it felt very nice to put everything in its place. I promise I am not OCD, I just enjoy a clean kitchen filled with electricity! 🙂
However, I must go check on the pumpkin roasting in the oven so that I can freeze some fresh pumpkin for pies later in the season. Yay! 🙂
Are you a sentimental person? Do you have trouble parting with things? Any other person with an inexplicable attachment to condiments?