don’t touch my fridge :)

You know how people always talk about how their leftovers get pushed to the very back of the fridge and then, weeks later, they have science projects to dispose of?  (Being in Microbiology right now, I’m getting more than my fair share of disgusting stories and germ information–part fascinating, part gross.)

Anyway, about the fridge.  No, I don’t ‘lose’ things in the fridge.  EVER.  As in, NEVER EVER.  Let’s just say the fridge (as I learned when having to share with Heather when she lived with me for a month–love you, dear!), is one of the things I’m pretty OCD about.

It’s my space, you know?

I know where everything is at any point in time.  And how much is left.  Everything has a spot. There is a spot for everything.  If there isn’t room, I make room in the right area.  Go ahead, ask me exactly what brand of soy sauce/milk/lime juice, where they are in the fridge and exactly how much is left in the container…  I can tell you.  Because I’m that weird.

But, again, it’s my thing.  I like a tidy fridge.  No crumbs, no spills.  Everything organized and easy to find.  I use good Tupperware or glass containers, preferably see-through and stain-resistant.  When we have leftovers, I feel a little “on-edge” until they are gone.  I don’t want to waste them.  I don’t want them to go bad.  Andrew probably wonders why I’m always pushing leftovers on him all the time…  They must disappear from the fridge in a timely manner!  They bother me.  They haunt me until they are gone.

So, no, these ‘science projects’ people speak of?  No clue.

National Spinach Day

Today is National Spinach Day!  Who knew???  And of course, today is one of the RARE days I don’t have a giant tub of it sitting in my fridge.  (Last time I was at Wegmans they were out of the all-baby spinach, so I settled for an arugula, radicchio and spinach blend, and I’m almost all out!)

Otherwise, I’d be eating green ALL DAY.

Check out WHY spinach is such a powerhouse food!

I use it almost every day in salads, on sandwiches or just IN things, like soups or smoothies.

In the interest of time (I have things I need to do today!), here are some links to some basic spinach recipes and some of my favorites!

Basic Sauteed Spinach

My favorite Spinach and Strawberry Salad 

Berry Spinach Smoothie (it’s not green!)

Baked Spinach

Creamed Spinach–Andrew’s favorite!  Serve with steak 🙂

Gotta go…must get the dog on a walk before I head off to school!  Bring on the green 🙂  (At least when I started this post I was wearing a green t-shirt…)


a great start to the weekend

My pseudo-dinner:

I saw the “hummingbird” cupcake on Swirls’ Facebook page and had to have one. I love hummingbird cake! It’s a southern thing… (not that I’m 100% southern or anything.)
Anyway, I am on Main Street to take pictures for an article and a manicure (Andrew’s treat!), before heading over to Tantalus for a co-op mingling “happy hour” event. I don’t like drinking on an empty stomach, and I have some time to kill before Andrew meets me there, so I figured i’d get a snack beforehand. The addition of the milk takes this from pure sugar to something that might actually help fill me up.

Glad I brought my micro notes to study!