Day Four: 10 Things We Miss About Our Refrigerator! #FridgeChallenge


OK, we’ve been taking the Freshpet #FridgeChallenge for a few days now. It has been difficult. It’s not a hardship like many people face day in and day out in many countries around the world–after all, we know we’ll be back in that fridge next Sunday–but, nonetheless, it has been tough. Here’s a rundown of 10 things we really miss about our refrigerator:

Cold water. It’s still in the 90s here so a cool drink is refreshing after our dog walks. We rely on well water so the water is cool…but it’s definitely not cold.

Cold Cokes. OK, this is my indulgence. John has coffee in the morning but I’m a Diet Coke drinker. It’s just not the same when they’re room temperature. Nope, not a all the same…

Ice. Yes, you see a common theme developing here.

Eggs. I miss eggs for breakfast far more than I thought I would. I considered buying powdered eggs at the start of this challenge because I thought they’d be a poor substitute. Now I’m second-guessing that decision.

Meat. As I mentioned in our first post, our typical diet involves a lot of fresh meat. We’ve substituted canned meat this week but it has been a poor substitute not only in terms of taste of in terms of the preservatives in each can. I wonder when the meat was canned. I try not to think about it much…

Leftovers. With just the two of us in the house, we typically have leftovers available because I like to cook a large meal and save the leftovers. It saves both money and time. I’m not able to store leftovers anymore. We’re also not able to store doggie bags if we go out to a restaurant. We don’t go out to eat very often but, when we do, we typically ask for a doggie bag with either a meal to reheat the next day. We thought about going out last night but realized we wouldn’t be able to bring home leftovers so we ate at home. We might break down on Friday and go out.

Convenience. On Wednesday nights when I do my DOG TRAVEL EXPERTS radio show at 7pm CT, John and I usually have a quick dinner before the show, often a salad and leftovers from the night before. I’m not able to do that this week. I’ll have to prepare dinner from out of the box. Although the boxed dinners are marketed as time-savers, the preparation is not as fast (and not nearly as nutritious) as a salad or leftovers from the homemade dinner the night before!

Strawberries. Our home is air-conditioned but we don’t keep it that cool; I know strawberries wouldn’t last on the countertop. I miss them.

Salads. We haven’t had a salad all week!

Cheese. Yes, I bought some canned squirt cheese but it’s not the same…at all. End of discussion.

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  1. You wonder how the Amish families go without a refrigerator. I know they can most of their food. My great great grandparents were Amish. Maybe you could make pancakes with powdered milk.You are doing do….


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