This week I'll be doing a different kind of pantry challenge. This kind of pantry challenge is not optional. It's the "my fridge broke right before Easter weekend and so a new one won't be delivered until Wednesday" kind of pantry challenge. Not exactly fun.
The good news is that I have HomeSmart appliance insurance from my gas/electric company and get $675 towards a new fridge since my beloved one died. The even better news is that Fridgidaire decided to change their handle design and the old handle fridges were crazy on sale at Warner's Stellian. I got a new stainless steel fridge for $699! The repair guy said that the "all fridge, no freezer" models tend to die faster, so this one is a regular ol' fridge/freezer. Hopefully this one will last longer!
The bad news is that there's lots of spoiled food in the kitchen right now that I have to dump in the compost. I'm not looking forward to that. I hate wasting food. And it'll be interesting cooking this week. Planning meals that don't use a fridge is sort of like planning for meals while camping...Except I get to sleep in my soft bed. I don't do very well with cooking just enough to eat at one meal. I like leftovers! So I predict lots of sandwiches and eating a the co-op's salad bar. I might use up all my frozen and pickled vegetables, though!