Fight over refrigeration!

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    Well, it has finally boiled over into an argument.
    Our refrigerator door is overfowing.
    I have tried to get my wife to understand that there are lots of things in there that don't require refrigeration.
    For example: mustard, ketchep, soy sauce, steak sauce, wochestersire sauce, dill pickles, peanut butter, and honey do not require space in the icebox.

    So, what do you leave out of the fridge that makes you crazy when you see it in other folks refrigerators?
    Or, what do you leave out that others call you nuts for not storing in the icebox?
     
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    Just chill a while.
    Peanut butter does not need refrigeration. How could one spread chilled pbutter?
    I think I keep all that other stuff in ther after opening. Most perisable products say to do that.

    Of course if you like diahrea...
     
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    Is it a newer refrigerator? You do know you can order extra door shelves.
     
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    My wife puts flour and sugar in the freezer. Count your blessings LOL.
     
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    Ha ha @ chill :D

    As for food poisoning, French's Mustard's website says their mustard doesn't need refrigeration. Catsup, steak sauce and pickles are full of vinegar, no bacteria can live in there. Next time you go out to your favorite steakhouse, notice that the catsup, mustard and steak sauce are all siting out at room temp, they never refrigerate condiments.

    I believe those products say "refrigerate after opening" to preserve flavor.
     
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    Good advice but unfortunately, tho reletively new, the interior door panel is an injection molded one peice job...it is also a side-by-side, which further limits space.
     
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    Please delete this post immediately !!!

    (before my wife sees it :lol:)
     
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    $5 :D

    And we seem to have 3 of everything. She doesn't take stock of what's in the fridge or pantry before heading off to the grocery.

    Leftovers? Forget it. Anything over 2 days old is "bad". No wonder I'm overweight- I refuse to toss out good food. I shouldn't bitch tho. She may not be a good cook but at least there's something on the table at 6 every evening.
     
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    We have ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce in the fridge because there's not enough room in the pantry for them. Peanut butter in the fridge? No, unless it's natural p.b. Doesn't that go rancid? Honey? Honey never, ever goes bad. Didn't they find honey in Egyptian tombs and it was fine? Besides when you put it in the fridge you can't get it out of the damn jar!

    Something I do with stuff that will go bad, even in the fridge, is write the date I opened it on the outside of the label. That way I'll have a better idea if we can eat it or not. Stuff like applesauce, spaghetti sauce, etc. I do it with shortening too but don't keep that in the fridge.
     
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    My Mrs. does the same thing, and I quit arguing about it a long time ago. Pickles tho, really do taste better cold.
     

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