Like a micro-morality play about the Earth-sogging potential of global warming, my 8-year-old Kenmore side-by-side gave out this weekend, rendering the Fox den a veritable estuary of thawed chicken breasts, gyoza and half-empty pints of Ben & Jerry's.
We threw it all out. Do not judge me. You didn't see how disgusting it was, and we don't have quite the relationship with our neighbors that we would need to request frozen-food sanctuary. The silver lining is that we're finally shed of the four unconsolidatible jars of mismatched relish, the Ziploc bag of duck breasts from someone's (whose?) long-ago hunting trip, and the HotPockets I bought on a BOGO sale a couple of years back.
It remains to be seen whether we will have to get a new refrigerator or if this one is salvageable. Either way though, we gotta get all new groceries. If you were starting from scratch to fill your fridge and freezer--keeping in mind you have three little people and one ice cream addict in the house--what would be your baseline purchases?