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Celebrate National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

By Bethonie Butler
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It scares us, too.

About once every two months, I make a pledge to be super healthy and head to Whole Foods to stock our fridge with "good choices" like low-fat Greek yogurt. I even throw in some tofu because I don't even know how to might marinate it in something delicious and throw it into an amazing pasta dish that everyone will love, even people who hate tofu.

Then I remember how bad my cooking is and consequently, how good the falafel is at that place near my house and I eat it every night for a week. And those aforementioned good choices end up looking like some sort of science experiment in the back of our fridge. Or that scary kitchen scene from "Ghostbusters."

If this sounds familiar, I have good news! I have it on good authority (read: a teacher's calendar I found online) that this Sunday is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. Seriously.

Everyone knows that the best way to get motivated to do something you should probably do already, but don't, is to declare a national something-or-other day (We're big fans of national anything days here.).

So this Sunday, I plan to don my proverbial Hazmat suit and attack, shelf-by-shelf, puddle by puddle of unidentified sauces. If all goes well, my fridge will be spotless and well organized, just like that of Washington Post food editor Joe Yonan, who apparently has a bevy of gourmet goods in his fridge and -- unlike us -- actually knows how to cook with them.

Inspired? Share your fridge clean-out horror stories And before you actually clean your fridge, upload a photo of the messiness to our Messy Fridge gallery -- extra points for shots of those passive-aggressive notes taped to your office fridge.

By Bethonie Butler  | November 12, 2010; 12:41 PM ET
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