Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Leftovers to the Rescue

The snow fell heavily in Illinois yesterday. So for dinner last night, we had chicken soup. Steamy and delicious and made from only what I could find in the house because I was NOT heading back into that snowstorm for food! I love using leftovers to create a second dish, and since Patrick is coming down with the sniffles, chicken soup was a perfect choice. Sadly, I only had the chicken bought fresh and cooked the day before. Everything else in my fridge was purchased before our trip to Florida! That means that the carrots I wanted to put into the pot were probably over 3 weeks old. Were they any good? I was worried and opened the vegetable drawer in my Whirlpool with caution.

Absolutely Fine! I swear to God, the carrots were perfect. I am in a bit of shock, actually. In fact (confession time), I made the kids take a bite of one (can't poison the cook, you know) before I tried one myself and they were still crisp and sweet.

While this is obviously a sponsored post for the Whirlpool refrigerator that I'm writing about this year, it is 100% truth. The produce preserver on our Whirlpool side by side continues to lengthen the usability lifespan of all of our produce. While carrots aren't known to spoil crazily fast, I notice the greatest difference in any of the greens we purchase for salads. They actually seem to be EATEN before they spoil nowadays! This means that I purchase even more because I know it won't go to waste, which means my family is eating healthier as a result.

If you'd like to see more of my reviews of our experience with our Whirlpool refrigerator, you can check out my previous posts HERE or ask away in the comments section! I would be happy to tell you how we feel about it.

*Disclaimer: I will be reviewing this Whirlpool refrigerator for the next year. Though these posts will be sponsored, all opinions and words will be my own


Unknown said...

wow. Nice post. YOU GOT A Fridge?? That's amazing.

I think my produce stays in my fridge that long too. I honestly don't know. (I promise I throw them out when they get slimy)

Marianne said...

I got confused at the homemade soup part. People really do that? I need to branch out as far as friends. Strictly a Campbell crowd around here. NICE FRIDGE!

Cher said...

Your fridge is so clean! Love the bottle holders in it though!

Kim Moldofsky said...

You have you kids taste test your potentially rotting food? Then again, its not like they'd teach the lessons, drive the carpools, buy the groceries or cook the food if you were suffering from food poisoning. ;-)

Shannon said...

Maybe if I had your fridge, I wouldn't have to blend all of the soon-to-be-bad produce into a smoothie so the kids wouldn't notice it was a little on the mushy side.
Shhh...don't tell.

Samantha said...

I love this refrigerator and love that it keeps produce I never eat before it rots fresher. It's the trutH!

tiarastantrums said...

I need a new fridge - I can't even keep anything in the drawers on one side b/c everything will just freeze b/c of the ice maker. It's sad.

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