I've been feeling frustrated by my refrigerator recently. It has seemed disorganized and overcrowded, particular the condiment shelves on the door. I found myself having to squeeze and rearrange things to fit my mustards and mayonaisse. Pickles were forced to live on the top shelf near the cream cheese -- the horror! -- because there was simply no room for them in the door. Then earlier tonight, when Elizabeth asked for a jelly sandwich, I could not find jelly, but I finally figured out the source of my refrigerator door woes:
For those of you keeping score at home, that's ten, yes ten, ice cream sundae toppings: three hot fudge, two hot caramel, one regular caramel, one butterscotch, one strawberry, and a jar of cherries for the top. (Don't worry, I don't really keep the Reeses' shell in the fridge -- I'm no amateur, people! - I just lined it up for the picture so that you could see the depth and breadth of the sundae-making options that I offer.)
If you've been to my house recently, you know how I loves me a good make-your-own-ice-cream sundae party. To me, nothing quite say "PARTY!!" like choosing from a row of candy, sprinkles, liquid toppings, and whipped cream. In fact, I recently purchased a serving dish specifically for my make-your-own-ice-cream-sundae parties:
My ice cream lazy susan. Isn't it gorgeous? There is just nothing I love more than a single-purpose serving dish. Deviled egg plates being the classic example.
Apparently, however, every time I throw an ice cream sundae party I forget about the toppings left over from my last raging ice cream sundae party. Shockingly, none of these sundae toppings are expired, so we had better get to work! If you're going to be in the neighborhood, give me a call or shoot me an email. Come on over!! We'll have a big time.