Before all of my vacations, I pull out a pen and notepad to write lists. I jot down everything, from the individual shirts and earrings on my packing list to the sights and restaurants on my daily activities list. But every time, I forget to make one very important list: the what-to-do-with-what’s-left-in-the-fridge list.
I usually end up frantically calling friends and neighbors the night before my flight, begging them to take the block of cheddar cheese or ripe red raspberries off of my hands. If no one picks up the phone, the garbage can eats all of the perishables for me instead.
This time, a half-gallon of milk and a carton of yogurt sat pitifully on the shelf. I noticed them two days before leaving, so I still had time to click through various websites until I found recipes for both.
The best part? Freezing the goods and having delicious treats to come home to!