While I was relaxing on a long-weekend vacation, my fridge decided to do the same. Slowly but defiantly, the refrigerator section spent four days lazily moving toward a warm, ripe siesta and, just today, the freezer decided to join in the fun.
If you happen to be forced into this disorienting situation (will mustard keep?), here is a handy list of items that should not be given the chance to test the new tropical climate. Immediately feed your dumpster:
I have an appointment (window) with the friendly repair person from Sears tomorrow. I'm hoping I can then run straight to the grocery to re-stock my freezer with Drumsticks and vodka but we'll just have to see.
- Turkey Bacon
- Goat Cheese
- Pre-Cut Fruit (specifically watermelon and pineapple which melts into a foamy, off-gassing jacuzzi of stink)
- White Bean Puree
- Flour Tortillas (that happen to be resting next to the bio hazard that was the pineapple/watermelon)
- Fish (!)
- Most Dairy (milk, cream, although butter is a trooper)
Perhaps I'll start to enjoy Euro-chic daily market trips, anticipating that evening's menu as I cross cobblestones with single-serving chicken breast and leafy celery stalks in my tote. That, or I'll just start eating a lot of Ramen and crackers. And if Sears jerks me around enough, I might just get rid of the thing all together.
Wish me cool, crisped luck and I'll soon have you over for mayonnaise.
Photo credit: "No More Words: Lame" by Dirty Boots Samantha