The Shady Porch: Porch Parade: Tips, Menu, Pins & Faves #8

4.01.2012

Porch Parade: Tips, Menu, Pins & Faves #8

Operation Organization
 I spent last week preparing for our spring break. Since I won't be packing any lunches this week, it is an opportune time to clean out the refrigerator! We do have organization issues when it comes to the fridge; because hubby likes leftovers, containers packed with leftovers from dinner begin to accumulate through the week and, by Thursday, it's like playing Jenga when anyone opens the door! I've seen several tips for organization and I'm going to try them here and see if they work for our home.
To organize I grouped like things and added a utensil holder to house the various cheeses (we are a cheesy kind of family) and a small plastic tray to hold the small condiments.

What I'm doing to organize my fridge...
* Organize by type or size.
*Create a home for like items by using a tray, etc.
Clear out leftovers and expired items each week!

Food storage tips - place mushrooms in a brown paper bag and store in main compartment of fridge (avoid excessive moisture).
Wrap green onions in paper towels and store in crisper.
Place bananas in a zip lock bag (not refrigerated) to keep fresher longer.
Rolls, muffins and bagels don't mold as quickly if refrigerated. 


Dinner Menu for Week of 4-2

Spring break week = Grillin' Time!
  • Grilled Pork Tenderloin & Baked Beans
  • Pizza Casserole
  • Corn-Potato-Sausage Kebabs with Broccoli Salad
  • Chicken & Pineapple Grill packets with Grilled Corn Salad
  • Grilled Pork Chop with Glazed Carrots (grilled) & Grilled Butter Lettuce & Buttermilk Dressing
**abbreviated menu due to spring break**

Broccoli Salad - broccoli, cherry tomatoes, bacon bits, onion & corn
with a mayo dressing. 

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It was a great party this week! There were so many yummy recipes! I also thought we had a great array of Easter and Spring projects! Thanks to all that shared their projects at the Rock 'N Share this week...you make the party Rock!!

[Photo- center] Paint Organizer (was a spice rack) by vixen Made
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