Coincidentally I had a day off last Friday the same day my first Kitchen Cure assignment came to my inbox. I completed my Week One assignment right away. Week One was to clean out all of the excess food you have in your cupboards, pantry and refrigerator/freezer. Since I’ve only lived in this house for just less than a year and I don’t keep much extra food around it went a bit quicker than it might have for other participants.
You were supposed to check out the expiration dates on all of your foods and spices and throw away anything that was past its prime. Not gonna lie, I had a hard time throwing away a half jar of cayenne pepper that had expired, but I had to stay true to the Cure and suck it up. I had the hardest time throwing away this…the leftover rock candy from our wedding…although it has been almost 2 years since our wedding day. It was definitely time.
They ask you to take before and after photos each week so here are the before photos of our foodspace: (P.S. it looks like we don’t have any dishes in our cupboards, but the dishwasher was full when I took this photo.)
Cleaning the fridge…removing the bottles, shelves, food, etc. I wiped everything out and believe me, it needed it.
And here are the After shots…
I wish you could really see how much our refrigerator has improved. Cleaning your fridge does makes all of the food that lives in your fridge look tastier.
I’m headed to Ikea tomorrow, so I’m going to look for a few more clear plastic containers for some of my pantry items like loose granola bars, chips, etc.
I have to say it’s a little vulnerable to have your kitchen cabinets open wide for all to see. How is your Cure coming along? I know a few of you have signed up.
I just got Week Two’s assignment today so I’ll be working away on it and posting later in the week. Good luck to all who are participating!