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OAMC: Phase 1A, cont’d
Posted By Jessica Fisher On June 23, 2008 @ 9:31 pm In Meal Planning | 7 Comments
I mentioned before that I’m getting ready for a two-day cooking bash  so that when FishChick arrives, my freezer is full and I can put my feet up. Phase 1A consists of cleaning, organizing, and inventorying the pantry and freezers. I took care of the pantry and the refrig/freezer over the weekend.
Well, the pantry  was easy compared with the refrigerator and freezer. In part it was because I really did not want to tackle them. They were such a mess!
But, the internet can provide great accountability. If I tell you I will do it, then my pride mandates that I have to. (I trust y’all will give me a good talking to if I go over budget next week .)
Here’s what it looked like before I took everything out, scrubbed every shelf and drawer and wiped down the walls. (That’s my lovely assistant, Vanna White.)
In retrospect I would say that cleaning out the frig and freezer can save you money, especially if you do it on a regular basis.
I found a fair amount of things that I didn’t really know I had, like hamburger buns and ground beef. So I’ve got a few meals to work into next week when I tackle OAMC Phase 1B .
I’m holding off on the big freezer in the garage until I can empty the kitchen freezer a little more. As hot as it is here, I’d like a better holding place than a cooler for what survives the freezer cleaning.
If you’re looking for some guidance in putting order to your icebox, check out these related links:
Martha Stewart – Tips for Cleaning Large Appliances 
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