Belated birthday cake

Well the cake wasn’t belated, just the posting about it. For Matt’s birthday a little over a week ago I made a layer cake for the first time. They always seemed sort of intimidating, you know? Plus, I’m not a big fan of icing. But it was as good a time as any to try it, and it was much easier than I thought! I only ran into a snag when there wasn’t enough powdered sugar for the icing. The Internet told me that I could make my own powdered sugar by combining regular sugar and cornstarch in my food processor. I don’t know what kind of food processor the internet has, but mine was not capable of making powdered sugar. At least the icing tasted good, even if it was slightly…crunchy. Matt said he didn’t mind, as evidenced by the fact that I didn’t even get a picture taken before the cake was halfway gone.


Freezer makeover

For the past several days I’ve been working on organizing our freezer. Unfortunately there is no ‘before’ photo, but let’s just say that it had gotten to the point where opening the freezer door was a dangerous activity. Check out the after!

20130314-234734.jpgIs it weird that I keep looking inside now just to see how pretty it is? I got those tall bins at the Container Store when we went to Atlanta on Saturday (because every husband wants to spend his birthday shopping, right? Thanks, Matt!) among other organizational items (hint, hint). I had seen that several other bloggers used them to organize their freezers, and they turned out to be the perfect size. The ones on the bottom are fridge binz from Bed Bath and Beyond. The cute little printable labels I got from Staples. Did you know they have a whole Martha Stewart collection over there? I’m obsessed.

20130314-235704.jpgI also got Matt to laminate this freezer inventory list for me so we can keep track of what food we have. It’s going to be especially handy for the deep freeze, since it’s sort of a pain to trek down to the basement and see what’s in there.

On a side note, I also got one fridge bin to keep in the refrigerator. I’ve been trying to find some kind of container to store all my seed packets in, and when I saw this narrow bin I knew it was perfect.

20130315-000413.jpg Everyone says that the refrigerator is the best place to keep seeds anyway, and this slides right in and hardly takes up any room.

20130315-000824.jpgSo, what do you think? Is your freezer super-organized? Or is it more like our previous avalanche waiting to happen?