|Food, glorious food....?! o.O|
You know what I'm talking about... that glorious (read: evil) birthday cake that shows up in the office and you just can't resist (it'd be rude after all?!), or the surprise takeaway dinner your loved one brings home (thinking they're doing the right thing by giving you the night off cooking), or the surprise 'thank you' chocolates for a job well done...
And ofcourse, that's not even taking into consideration the SELF-SABOTAGE that we put ourselves through!!! (oh yes, we've all been there....!)
... But COME ON! Since when does your FRIDGE need to get in on the act?!!
It dawned on me the other night when I opened the fridge - about to don my 'Masterchef' persona - that something was just not right.
My celery was limp (more than usual?!). The mozzarella had mould. The egg cartons were room temperature. ... and there was the most funky smell coming out of the vegetable crisper...
Oh yes, the fridge was on the fritz! The freezer on top was blowing a gale, it was like a deathly Arctic winter up North (without the penguins), and a tropical paradise in the crisper down South (along with the melodic notes of ROT).
NOT HAPPY!!! The balance of my weekly shopping was now a shade of green that really wasn't healthy.... and all my "freshies" had retired to spend the last of their days in the big green wheelie bin in the sky.
I've since salvaged what I could and relocated it to the back-up fridge (the old one outside) - and I'm now visiting 'Leftover City' - but it won't be until Sunday when I'm off for the weekly shop that I can restock on all those glorious veggies and fresh foods that HELP me stay on track!
SO my fridge and I are now at war! This kind of sabotage will NOT be tolerated!!! I know these things are sent to test you - and test me it certainly has - but I certainly won't be backing down in a hurry. I've since used up the pumpkin for a glorious pumpkin/veggie curry (two meals worth), healthy nacho mix that was freezable, and I'm getting creative again tonight with some zucchinis and eggplant that are at 'critical' status!
.... and I'll deal with that wretched fridge "later" - when I'm NOT so busy! We'll be having words....
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In other news! Apologies for being a little AWOL lately - been a busy girl, working on a catalogue deadline for a client and running around madly (as I do!) trying to keep a roof over my head and food in my cat's belly!!!
My VERY EXCITING NEWS is not that far away now guys - and I just KNOW you'll be as excited about it as I am!! Can't wait to bring you up to speed!
Until then, keep your saboteurs in check - make sure your fridge is working!!