Remember when I gave y'all an in-depth look at the innards of my fridge back in 2011? Me too. The post was popular, but a few things have changed since then, causing the need for a new fridge tour.
One of the biggest changes was our gradual (and still evolving) switch to organic purchases. For example, here's the top shelf in our fridge:
You'll see some milk, other drinks, and prepped zucchini. Also, I should warn you, my fridge is pretty bare. It always looks like this. Always. There are only two of us in our house, and this time of year we're eating a lot from the garden. Meats come from our deep freeze, and we thaw those in the fridge as needed.
The second shelf? Here's some garden fresh leaf lettuce, more prepped zucchini, and a half-full jar of home-canned pasta sauce:
The third shelf is just butter and more zucchini.
The final shelf holds a big bowl of green and purple beans, some fresh herbs, and rainbow chard form the garden.
Normally we'd have some protein, like chicken, pork, or beef thawing in the fridge, but last weekend included a lot of dining out due to our busy schedules.
In one of the drawers you'll find an abundance of cheeses, as well as prepped onions and peppers. When I'm dicing veggies, I try to always dice a few extra to have on hand for quick meals. Makes dinner prep go quickly if I don't have to slice and dice, baby.
Our last drawer holds some garlic and onions from the garden, and beer.
We still don't have eggs from our backyard flock, so we're buying eggs:
And the rest of the fridge door includes sauces, jellies, condiments and marinades.
Some are homemade, some are store bought. Some are organic, some are highly processed. Don't judge me. Didn't I say we're evolving on this journey?!
Because we're evolving, when I run out of something I try to purchase an all-natural or organic alternative the next time I'm at the store. This has made our transition easy, but also slower.
How have the contents of your fridge evolved over the past few years? Leave a comment!