Systematic food maintenance

Breakfast this morning was strawberry cheesecake ice cream oatmeal!


I’m trying to use up all the things that need to be used, so I made a big batch of this concoction. Good thing it is delicious! Into the pot went a little bit over 1 cup of whey from Greek yogurt-making, 1 cup of “ice cream” mixture from yesterday‘s strawberry cheesecake ice cream (minus the red velvet crumbs), a few freezer burned strawberries and blueberries I found during the deep-clean yesterday, a chopped frozen banana, 1 cup of cooked brown basmati rice from two weeks ago, 1/2 cup dry old-fashioned oats, and 2/3 cup instant white grits. I ate about 3/4 cup of the final product topped with a chopped strawberry and cinnamon (obv). And jasmine green “artwork” tea on the side:


I feel so relaxed today after organizing everything in the kitchen last night! I hope the roommates don’t kill me when they get home and can’t find any of their stuff . But just look at how beautiful and easy everything is! Here’s the pantry with tea on the top shelf, common staples (oats, olive oil, sea salt) and coffee on the next, Brig and Tara’s canned foods on the next, and my whole grains on the bottom:

img_3988And the cupboard with Brigitte’s baking mixes, flour, and sugar (and my whole wheat flour wayyyy on the right) on the top; her rices, pastas, and sauces on the next shelf; and our spices and seasonings on the bottom:


And finally, the pièce de résistance: the freezer! Specially marked cardboard boxes for Brig’s ice packs, breads, and meats are on the left; her leftovers are in the middle; and my leftovers are on the right:


Poor Tara doesn’t buy much food because finding space for it is such a painful process. I don’t blame her. Hopefully the new system will help her out … and last more than a week!

I’m off to tackle the next thing on my list. Thank goodness I have tomorrow off! Do you?

8 thoughts on “Systematic food maintenance

  1. snackface says:

    Holy oatmeal! That sounds unbelievable! I’m not off tomorrow 😦 Props to the mad orgazniation skillz. I do what I can in that department. Enjoy your Sunday!


  2. Melinda says:

    booo, i’m not off tomorrow because my school is lame. that oatmeal looks RIDICULOUS, as does all the food in your previous post. I can get really manic about organization too sometimes hahaha. have a great day! 🙂


  3. Gina says:

    Oh man, your kitchen does look crazy with all that food. Poor Tara, haha! Looks worse than when I had my 8 roommates in Italy and only one fridge for all 9 of us!


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