Monday, May 11, 2009

Down and Dirty—Metamorphosis Monday

Pic_for_Body_of_Blog3 It’s Monday and time to show the world our best transformations of the week.  Metamorphosis Monday is hosted by the always busy Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, so head on over to see this week’s changes.

This week I decided it was way beyond time to take a break from blogging, reading and work to clean out my refrigerator.  In fact, I am ashamed to admit that I can’t even remember the last I cleaned it out.  It’s been so long that I had forgotten some of its features.

fridge 003 For example, I had never noticed  that printed on each shelf is the word “Spillproof.”  Frankly, I don’t know how GE can claim this feature.  If these shelves are so spill proof, then why do I end up with the bottom of my refrigerator looking like this?

 

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fridge 004 I had also forgotten that the shelves rolled out.  So I ended up with stuff like this hiding way in the back.  Don’t worry, that’s not mold growing on the cream cheese.  It’s Dr. Pete’s Praline Mustard Glaze.  If you’ve never served Dr. Pete’s Praline Mustard Glaze over cream cheese with Wheat Thins, you need to give it a try.  It makes a great appetizer, which probably qualifies this for a Foodie Friday post.  Too bad I’ll be traveling and can’t link it.

fridge 008 fridge 009 I also discovered another feature about my fridge.  When I got down on my hands and knees to clean out the bottom, I found this dial, which lets you control the humidity of the bottom drawer.  Too bad I didn’t know about this sooner.  Maybe my cranberries left over from Christmas wouldn’t be looking like this.  Somehow I didn’t think I could pass those off for Craisins in my next salad, so I had to pitch them.

It took me a good half a day to get my refrigerator spic and span, but when I was through it looked like this.

fridge 013When LBeau got home from work he made me toss a few more things that we didn’t really need, but I insisted on keeping the orange marmalade that I served with my Tea for Three.  Now maybe I’ll have the energy to tackle the freezer next week.

20 comments:

Keetha said...

Oh it looks so lovely and clean in the "after" photos. I need to do the same to mine!!!

Chandy said...

Beautiful result! Glad you found all the features so now you get to play more with it with different foods.

Great Met Monday post! Happy Monday!

marty39 said...

Oh my, cleaning the fridge is on this weeks list of to do things. Such an awful job, but yours looks wonderful. Give me courage to just go ahead and get mine done. Hugs, Marty

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

LOL...I did the freezer about a month ago, wheez what a job...really need to do my frig....maybe this post will encourage me to get it done. Yours looks great.

Domestic Designer said...

Good for you! I need to do the same thing...maybe tomorrow!:-) Have a great day!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Cleaning out the fridge is one of those jobs I like to put off as long as possible. Yours looks great! Thanks for the inspiration.

Susie Q said...

ROFL! I cleaned mine out on Sat AM and ALMOST took pics to post...love knowing I am not the only goof :D

Melissa Miller said...

LOL! Craisins...:)

Kathy your are so funny!

It looks amazing! :)

Soosie said...

Please come do mine..I hate that job! It looks very nice..I just want to buy a new fridge and start over.
Loved your Tea for 3! Susie

Kammy said...

Oh Kathy !
Come over and help me with mine, lol ! Seriously, come over now.....
hee hee ! Don't you love Met Monday cuz - we got to do something !!!!
Hugs ~ Kammy

nanny said...

That looks so nice, you must be so happy to have that job overwith.
BTW does everyone know you are supposed to change the filter on water in door, every 6 months? Those buggers cost about $45.00

Robin said...

Now you just reminded me that I need to do the same thing. Your fridge looks great!

{{HUGS}}

Robin :o)

Sares said...

I hate this chore too, especially the spills you don't realize have happened until you really get in there. You always feel better when it's been done though! Have a great night.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Ooohhhh noooo NOT the FREEZER!!

The fridge looks...marvelous Darling!! Absolutely marvelous!!! :)

Mona

nanny said...

I am just outside of Searcy...small world isn't it?
Love your blog.

maidenshade said...

Ahhh yes, the fridge cleaning chore. Great Job! Looks mahhhvelous when it's done, and just feels better. xJ

Patsy said...

I understand this---I would not be brave enough to take a picture of my refrig.--brave lady !!---Drop by to visit my blog--I am new.

Candy said...

No monkey business there...looks great. I'm not sure the last time mine got a cleanin' but it is definitely time.
I spent all morning mowing at MIL. Little rock work too. I cant' go outside without a little of that--that's why I'm RockCandy!

Have fun on your little trip,
Candy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I know I don't want my husband to see this clean fridge! He's always saying "we" need to get in there and clean out the fridge! I know when I last cleaned ours. After our ice storm, when our power was off for 10 days! (See, it takes a lot of pressure for me to get it done). laurie

Sue said...

This is the wonderful thing about blogging....you get to find out that your not the only one with gunk in the bottom of your fridge!!
They need to make them to self clean like a dish washer....