First assignment was issued on Oct 16....and I promptly left town. No, not to avoid the concept of cleaning out my fridge, freezer and pantry, but for ACU Homecoming. Emily really enjoyed running around campus before the parade and climbing up and down and up and down the stairs at Sewell Auditorium. Then she enjoyed running and dragging me all over creation at the football game. It was really fun.
So, back to the assignment......I didn't get around to doing it until last night. My fridge and freezer were in pretty good shape, but one recommendation was to really assess spices and such for expiration dates and consider how often they are really utilized. So, I emptied several bottles that were many many years old and finished off a trash bag with stuff from my fridge. I have often wondered what happens to sour cream when it goes bad....does it get sweet? No, the answer is that it grows a lovely colony of mold as evidenced below. I almost dropped the container it grossed me out so much.....ICK!!
Here is my pantry - after:
Various and sundry other stuff:
The Kitchn is focused on....you guessed it, kitchens....recipes, organizing, etc. They are hosting a Fall Kitchen Cure and I've decided to participate. I am blessed with a lot of cabinets and while I feel like my kitchen is in fairly good shape, I think I probably could stand to get rid of some stuff. Hoping that the next four weeks of kitchen projects will be fun and help with that objective.
I'm also toying with the idea of painting my kitchen....any ideas on color suggestions? You can see my cabinets below are a light mapley color, I have black granite, stainless appliances and yellow gingham curtains (that were originally in my nursery, I believe!). I also have purple pendant lights (that the globes could be changed).....
First assignment: take a photo of the kitchen cabinets.....so here are some shots of mine (incl some drawers)....