After seeing some of the other bloggers’ posts in this carnival and how bashful they were about sharing their “messy” fridges and pantries, I decided I could be an encouragement to them by showing how bad it actually can get.
Trisha at Mom Dot started us off by “showing her underwear” with this carnival topic:
Share your fridge and pantry…AS IS.
No straightening or hiding before the photo shoot. Do you know how hard this is for me?!
I’ve shown you my un-prepared fridge before, so that part won’t be too shocking…
It’s actually a little tidier this time. Plus there is homemade blueberry pie in there, and that covers a multitude of sins.
The biggest thing that screams out at me looking at that picture:
GIVE THIS WOMAN A NEW FRIDGE.
Ugh. This thing is decades old and falling apart, quite literally.
Here’s where it gets really grim:
And that’s after I pulled out a bunch of miscellaneous, expired gunk just a week or two ago. Somehow I can’t seem to keep this cupboard area organized. Someday, I will find a method that works, (Pinterest shall not fail me!)
*note that Mama’s secret stash of Nutella is set up well out of reach and sight of small children. I don’t share.
This is our bigger “pantry” area, a big shelf thing that John built for me, containing what most of you would keep in a garage, which we are sadly without:
Check out the jars of home-canned beef stew…one of my favorite pre-baby projects! We have around 50 quarts of it this year, and it’s going to come in super handy along with all my freezer meals this fall as I spend less time in the kitchen and more time snuggling a tiny person.
Now it’s your turn!
Head on over to Mom Dot and join in this fun carnival!