I’m all for minimalism if you can do it but, living with a mini fridge for a month and a half has been a challenge… and a half.
Due to the on-going kitchen renovation, we have been operating with a mini-fridge since mid December. We sold our fridge along with our cabinets, purchased one new one but delivery was not available to the middle of nowhere until mid-February.
I packed up a large bag of condiments, etc to be sent to the city to live in the fridge where things disappear. Honestly though, I can’t remember what any of it was… I hoped to make better use of the outdoors but our winter was so up and down, there was nothing I could do about temperature control. Our chest freezer got some use as most veggies I bought were frozen, meats needed to be frozen right away and making ice was difficult in the mini.
Here’s my list of couldn’t live withouts:
- fermented foods: kimchi, sauerkraut, miso paste, yogurt
- hot sauces
- fizzy water
- maple syrup
- curry paste
- peanut butter
- ranch dressing – for Friday night pizza
What I missed the most:
- kombucha – without the fridge space, I haven’t made any in months
- fresh veggies
- meal prepping
- buying items in bulk
What would your non-negotiables be for a mini-fridge? What would you miss?
Happy cooking, fermenting, and meal-prepping friends! I’ll be back next week!!