You don’t know this, but right now, at this very moment, I’m swearing swear words that would make a longshoreman shudder. Mainly because I’m probably using the words all wrong.
But I’m using them as best I can and I’m shouting them from the top of my lungs. Repeatedly.
Why you ask?
Because my mother&*^^%$_)+f*988#^%%!!co$%%ck*&&5$@!)(&(*%#ing fridge is broken. And it has been for 2 weeks now. 2 weeks.
The worst part? I’ve gone off the deep end trying to pick out the perfect replacement refrigerator. Which by the way costs approximately $6,500. More on that at a later date.
Let me ask you. Have you ever tried to plan meals for a weeks worth of dinner and buy all the groceries when your refrigerator is a borrowed cube the size of one of the more expensive Lego kits?
I have a single bar fridge borrowed from my niece. Her poor husband hasn’t had a cold beer outside for 2 weeks now, so clearly, he’s had as tough a time of this whole broken refrigerator thing as I am.
The only saving grace is the front yard vegetable garden.
Because I have access to all kinds of fresh produce I don’t have to worry about storing any vegetables in the refrigerator. So most of the meals this week consist solely of garden vegetables. I did have to go out and buy spinach and a quart of local strawberries, but everything else is being picked a few minutes before I start making dinner. Teeny, tiny Mignon carrots, heirloom beets, zucchini, tomatoes, basil, parsley, hot peppers …
My front yard vegetable garden? It rocks.
My stupid, broken refrigerator? It blows. (I believe if you ask any longshoreman, he’ll tell you I’m using that phrase in exactly the right way.)
Strawberry Spinach Salad from Savory Sweet Life
Fire Broth Soup from The Art of Doing Stuff
The Best Curried Chicken Salad You’ll Ever Eat from The Art of Doing Stuff
Roasted Beets from The Art of Doing Stuff
Presto Pesto (creamy, light, Alfredo sauce type of pesto) from The Art of Doing Stuff
Award Losing Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce from The Art of Doing Stuff