1.17.2011

Crossing Things Off My 2011 List and Frozen Dinners

Remember the little New Year's post I wrote with a couple of things I wanted to do in 2011. Well, consider one crossed of the list. New refrigerator and stove = done.

Wow, you had no idea I was such a go-getter, did you?

Honestly, it's just gotten to the point that we can't handle it any longer. The freezer burn and broken shelves of the fridge drive us insane and the random way the stove cooks and two non-working burners have taken a toll on my psyche. I've dealt with it for two years, but as of Friday they will be distant memories. 'Cuz I bought new ones!

We went to Abt yesterday to "look around" and decided to move forward. With both of us working full-time, we just don't have the time to go from store to store and honestly Abt is the only place I ever want to shop for appliances (or anything) with a two year old. The aquarium, fountain, chocolate chip cookies, games, cleanliness, friendly staff, etc. more than pay for any difference we might find elsewhere. Yes, we have even gone there on a cold Saturday when the kiddo needs something to look at and we can take turns looking at cameras and computers. (It's amazing the things you'll do to occupy your kid.)

This recent development is huge in a way I can hardly explain. Since I work from home on Fridays, I set up delivery for between 7 am and 9 am when I'll be skipping around the house in my pj's, (not so) patiently waiting for their arrival.

But, here's the deal: Our fridge and freezer have plenty of food in them, so I'm determined to make our way through what's on hand this week and did not go grocery shopping. Instead, I've looked through what we have and found plenty of frozen soup that has been in there since last year, chicken, tilapia, brocoli, soy nuggets, peas, and some other random impulse buys from Trader Joe's. A little thawing and creativity and I'm going to work our way through it. When really looking through our cabinets I realized we could live for a few weeks on what we've got in stock. I think we'll make it through this week just fine... Especially knowing there's a prize at the end!

Man, I love a good challenge.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happiness! That is amazing!!!! Jennifer

Windtraveler said...

Yipppeeeee!! I could get *very* excited about those things as well! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Awesome...Sure hope you have an ice maker now! :)

Kari