31 Days: The Freezer
I clean my refrigerator once a week, but I do not apply this same quality control to the freezer. I needed red bell pepper this morning for the brunch I was preparing and I knew I had some frozen. It dawned on me while rummaging through our freezer that it was the opposite of clean.
I emptied everything out onto the counter and realized it was downright gross.
Jeff removed the drawer and hosed it out onto our flower bed. Because freezer burned corn is good for the soil probably.
I wiped the entire freezer down with vinegar while he had the drawer out, the rails, the bottom of the freezer, the rubber seal edge thingy on the door. He put the drawer back in and we marveled at the cleanliness.
I found a plastic bin that we weren’t using in the office and I scrubbed it out and decided to keep it on the right side of the freezer with the meats in it, it just makes me feel better knowing that the meat is separate from the rest of the food. Everything else can be friends on the left.
And we vowed never to freeze black bananas ever again (shudder).
For 31 days, I’m tackling the Hot Mess. Read all about it here.