I was getting so tired of being the electrical police around here, always saying, " only ten minutes on the computer", "turn off the Christmas tree", "no you can't watch a movie, are you crazy our batteries are reading 11.9 ! I hated hearing the sound of the engine, and the thought of wasting all that diesel fuel.
Coleen and I spent an evening reorganizing our food, putting our fruits and veggies in wicker baskets, and storing condiments in the pantry. We have a stone butter crock, stored the cheddar cheese in olive oil, the eggs, mozzarella and parm are fine for a week at room temp.. Our fridge now contains dry stores like flour, beans, and rice. We bought some individual sized boxed milk and juice for Coleen's breakfast and she reports that it tastes just fine. (That girl is a trooper).
What about cocktail hour? I've switched to red wine, which is a favorite, or a rum/lime drink which tastes just fine without ice. If I really need a iced cold drink, the Chat n Chill is a 10 minute dinghy ride.
It's only been a few days, but so far so good. I do have to be careful to adjust recipes so we don't have left overs, or I can always invite someone to join us for dinner if I make too much. I like having all my food out where I can see it, and know what needs to be eaten, rather than having it in the black hole of a fridge. Also, my least favorite chore was cleaning out the fridge, and now I don't have to do it anymore!
I feel like a huge weight has been lifted!
Tell me what you think, could you live without refrigeration ?