Condiment Check! How many bottles have taken up permanent residence in the door shelves of your 'fridge? Now is a perfect time to consolidate those bottles of ranch dressing, pitch the hoisin sauce that you keep meaning to use but never do, wipe up the jelly that leaked out of those annoying bottles that store upside down, and basically reorganize things.
Someone asked what to do about that last 1/4" of ketchup in the bottle. I shake in some water and add it to whatever I'm cooking. For leftover salad dressing, it makes a great sandwich spread when mixed with mayonnaise. Got lots little dribs and drabs of jam/jelly? Mix them together and then fill crepes (ok, just thin out your pancake batter!) with the mixture and spritz with a little whipped cream, and you're a star. With more shelf space.
While we're cleaning out the door shelves, dairy products and eggs just don't belong there. It gets opened and closed too much (especially at this time of year with the kids home--ever notice how they think that if they open and close it enough the contents will change?), and the door is not as cold as the rest of the 'fridge. With the price of groceries these days, it makes sense to protect that investment!
Have you seen the Periodic Table of Condiments? Head on over to Mom Brain and check it out, it will make cleaning the fridge a little easier and a lot more fun!
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