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What is in your refrigerator right now?

Quick, think fast: what is in your refrigerator right now? I know it's nosy, but besides the usual eggs & milk, what different things do you have in cold storage that you either have plans for or not? Sort into the following categories....
I have 1/2 a cantaloupe
an avocado
1/2 head of iceberg, 1/2 head of romaine, wild arugula
wild onions, parsley, basil

3/4 Rotisserie chicken
peach & watermelon fruit salad
Biscuit shortcakes
hard boiled eggs, cooked bacon
wilted greens

Bob's Big Boy Roquefort Dressing
Bear Pit BBQ sauce

Mozzarella bocconcini
pancetta cubetti
chicken thighs in a buttermilk-herb marinade
super-lump crabmeat

Cant wait to go to the Farmer's Market tomorrow in Santa Monica, and get some more peaches, berries, tomatoes, greens and herbs. My fridge is actually quite bare, than the way it usually looks! Can I peek into your fridge?

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  1. 2 avocados
    about 1/4 cantalope cut into chunks
    1 bunch fresh broccoli
    1 bag mixed baby spring lettuces
    1 English cuke
    2 limes,
    1 lemon
    1 small tub plain Greek yogurt
    a bottle of champagne
    1 dozen organic/cage free eggs
    pickled ginger
    spring onions
    8 ounces baby portobellos
    Brita water pitcher
    6 pack Negro Modelo
    about 4 ounces left thin-slice Black Forest ham
    ground beef
    lots of condiments, about 1/3 basic American, 1/3 Asian flavors, 1/3 Mexican/South American
    sweet butter

    1. Homemade pesto
      Trader Joe's gnocci
      chipotles in adobo sauce
      greek yogurt
      extra sharp cheddar
      margarita salmon

      As for fresh herbs and veggies..
      see you at the Santa Monica Farmer's Market tomorrow!
      (must get the onion sprouts, avocados and tomatoes for my favorite sandwich).

      2 Replies
      1. re: Michelly

        Ooo, I did last week and they are sitting in my crisper rightn ow - I'm breaking them out today then, thanks!

        Never mind, I thought you wrote wild onions - any way, will look for you at the sprouts!

        1. re: Phurstluv

          The entire concoction includes swiss cheese, mayo on a GOOD whole wheat and must be eaten with salt, freshly cracked black pepper, and tabasco (regular or chipotle).

          See ya!

      2. Oh, god, let's see what I can remember:
        4 lbs of hanger steak
        1 lb kielbasa
        1/2 gallon of whole milk
        1/2 gallon of lactose free milk
        5 Bohemias
        1 Trumer Pils
        1/4 bottle madeira
        1/2 bottle sherry
        1/2 bottle marsala
        1 tupper full of homemade misr wot--Ethiopian lentils
        1 small tupper of Doro wot--Ethiopian chicken
        5 Leeks--need to use
        Numerous jars of mustard--mostly E.Fallot (taragon, plain, whole seed)
        Homemade pickles--Swedish, Bread and Butter
        Yogurt Low Fat
        Carrot Juice
        Red leaf lettuce
        Maseca masa harina
        Duck Fat
        Salsa de Chile Arbol
        Salsa de tomatillo y aguacate
        Pico de gallo
        Muenster cheese--generic American style not the real stuff
        Pecorino romano
        grana padano
        pickled thai chiles
        homemade habanero sauce
        4-5 eggs
        cheap pastrami
        smoked turket cold cuts
        some old winter savory
        a dry French cheese--Minneola or something like that.
        Italian parsley
        pickled jalapenos
        Corn tortillas

        I'm going to take a peek now to see what I'm missing

        Carmelized onions
        Peas (sauted in butter)
        leftover Chinese food from Sunday
        Chocolate Soy Milk
        Roasted Red Bell Peppers
        Goat Cheese
        Lots of assorted jarred hot sauces
        fish sauce
        worcestershire sauce
        left over milanese braised pork shoulder
        Chinese tamale
        Tommy's Margarita mix
        Cottage cheese

        More than I care to even think about--Imagine my Freezer....Scary..

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        1. re: hankstramm

          You've got a good memory!

          Here's mine (I looked):

          anchovy paste, anchovies, wasabi paste, capers, green olives, pickles, basil paste
          1/2 bottle of Chardonnay, 2 bottles of sake
          parmesan, gouda, extra old cheddar
          pesto, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, horseradish, maple syrup
          okonomi sauce, koshi an, Pocari Sweat, shiro miso, Sangaria Melon Soda, matcha
          shrimp sauce, oyster sauce, minced garlic
          fried tofu
          ground flax seeds
          port wine jelly, pumpkin butter, marron chocolat
          whipping cream, 2% milk, rice milk, goat's milk yogurt, cream cheese, half & half
          homemade cashew "goat cheese"
          chocolate truffles double sealed in refrigerator bags
          tomato passata, salsa, pickled jalapenos
          zucchini, thyme, mushrooms, grape tomatoes, strawberries, lemons, limes, asparagus
          broccoli, basil, celery, bok choy, rosemary, parsley, green onions, mint, tarragon
          baby carrots, spinach, 1/2 red pepper, avocados
          Brita water, white grape juice, cranberry juice
          take-out flat rice noodles with beef (my fave)

        2. Fresh bunch of asparagus
          1 eggplant
          1 red pepper
          1/2 green pepper
          1/2 yellow pepper
          red chillies
          Portobello mushrooms
          2 florets of broccoli
          1/2 kilo of cherry tomatoes
          1 avocado
          Fresh Rosemary
          1 lemon
          11/2 mangoes
          3 punnets of blackberries
          2 punnets of raspberries
          bunch of red grapes
          3 kiwi fruits
          5 peaches

          2 salmon fillets
          half a tub of ricotta cheese
          some low-fat hoummous
          Pecorino Romano cheese
          Cheddar cheese
          French goat's cheese
          Port Salut cheese (horrible stuff...impulse buy gone wrong)
          Soy sauce
          Wholegrain chilli mustard
          Sundried tomato paste
          Low-fat natural yogurt
          Diet Lemonade

          1. I haven't been home in a while so the fridge is a bit bare:
            A few ounces each of Cotswold and Huntsman cheeses
            4 eggs
            Pickled daikon

            Bagoong alamang
            Thai crab paste
            Tom yum paste
            Pickled mango
            Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce
            Worstershire Sauce
            Oyster sauce
            Dark soy sauce
            Assorted mustards
            Miracle Whip

            Tropicana light fruit punch
            Whole milk
            1 Miller Lite
            2 bottles Heineken Light

            Bird's eye chilies
            1 lemon
            1 bunch scallions

            1 chicken carcass
            1 lb. Vienna Beef hotdogs
            1 lb. Vienna Beef XL sausages
            1 Lou Malnati's cheese pizza
            1 Lou Malnati's pepperoni pizza
            1 Lou Malnati's supreme pizza
            2 lbs. Italian beef

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            1. re: JungMann

              Reading below (and dinner last night) reminded me that I also have:
              Awase miso paste
              Leftover ampalaya con carne
              Leftover Chinese roast pork and soy sauce chicken
              Mang Tomas' All-purpose sauce
              Sweet relish
              Indian relish
              Parmesan rinds
              Fish sauce
              1 lime
              1/2 red onion

            2. this is tough but i like the nosy aspect of it:)

              ok, what i can remember from work:

              several sticks of butter
              yeast packets
              chevre with herbs and garlic
              some other type of meat that i dont eat, like a soppresetta or the like
              land o lakes slices
              jar of roasted red peppers
              pine nuts
              standard fridge condiments: ketchup, vegan and regular mayo, mustard
              1/2 tub of fage
              basil, rosemary and thyme
              a couple of maltas
              1/2 6 pack of dogfish ipa
              overwhelming amount of walnut butter (relating to an earlier post)
              portabella mushrooms
              1/2 red onion
              leftover cut-up peaches from dessert last night
              carrot juice
              peach nectar
              oh, and a monstrous brita pitcher

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              1. re: jmullen1251

                Okay, gotta ask: what's the 1/2 tub of FAGE?

                1. re: Phurstluv

                  One of the best Greek yogurts, ever. Thick, rich, tangy, and absolutely delicious. This is coming from someone who only used sour cream in the past.

              2. cranberry-pomegranate juice
                milk, sour cream, eggs, 4 kinds of butter
                bacon, leftover smoked brisket, hotdogs
                15 kinds of cheese (!)
                14 bottles/jars of condiments
                3 kinds of salad mix, jalapenos, avocados, serranos and pablanos
                green pepper, celery, wrapped sweet onions, scallions, carrots, broccoli tops
                diet Dr. Pepper, Barq's root beer, bottled water
                honeydew melon
                7 bottles of salad dressing
                Minute Maid lemon juice - 3
                limes and lemons
                a roast thawing out for tonight

                7 Replies
                1. re: bayoucook

                  Holy crap - 15 kinds of cheese!! I like it! Tell me you drink a lot of wine with them! ;)

                  1. re: always_eating

                    I know what you mean! I always have a cheese board working in my fridge, which has a covered pantry shelf and I've got upwards of nine cheeses working! And I'm lactose intolerant! Go figure! I can never pass up a good stinky cheese!

                    1. re: Phurstluv

                      Me too, we love cheese. Plus there's the parm-reg, the Mexican cheese, soft mozz, Boursin, cheeses we brought from Amsterdam and Germany, Maytag blue, Old Amsterdam cheese, gorgonzola.....probably more than 15! And we're not lactose-intolerant.

                  2. re: bayoucook

                    4 kinds of butter? You mean brands or other stuff? I only use one kind LOL unsalted - what else do you use?

                    1. re: Phurstluv

                      European butter, regular unsalted butter, heart-smart blend butter and Land0Lakes softened butter. Usually just have the Euro and heart-smart .

                      1. re: bayoucook

                        Okay, got it. How is the LOL softened, btw? Any good? Easier to work with as in measuring or not?

                        1. re: Phurstluv

                          Not sure. It says it's butter with canola oil. Haven't cooked with it, but we like it on toast and rolls. Can't keep butter at room temp here. Have a butter bell that I use for regular butter sometimes.

                  3. I love looking inside other people's refrigerators whenever I visit, so I love this sneak peak!

                    Just bought groceries, so we're well stocked:

                    ** Fridge **

                    - Cheese / butter: cream cheese, hunk of domestic parmesan, mozzarella, VT raw milk tarentaise, coach farm chevre buttons, muenster, cheapie shredded cheddar, cheapie hotel bar butter, bag of miscellaneous cheese rinds (for risotto / pasta sauce / dog bribery)

                    - Vegetables / Herbs: 1 green pepper, vidalia onions, red onions, dill, basil, celery (needs to be used soon!), hothouse cucumber, 1 head broccoli, 2 ears corn, 2 heads of romaine (on sale... i have to figure out how to eat all this romaine!! lots of lettuce wraps?), 1 box of arugula mix, jar of roasted red and yellow peppers, turnips

                    - Fruit: cherries, grapes, strawberries, half a cantaloupe

                    - Meat / protein: prosciutto di parma (just a wee bit left, but i'm hoarding it), ground chicken, cooked ground beef with oatmeal and peas mixed in (for the dog), tofu (silken, pressed/firm), liverwurst

                    - Beverages: milk (whole, 1%), half bottle of wine (kind of crappy and probably will turn into sangria), red jacket orchards apple cider, water, purple grape juice, ginger ale, xiao xing rice wine ("beverage" is loosely used in this case... i use it for cooking)

                    - Condiments: lime pickles, sabra s'chug hot red pepper mix, chinese barbecue sauce, satay sauce, soy sauce (now in the fridge instead of cabinet because of caroline's thread on the subject), santa barbara roasted garlic salsa, ketchup, brown mustard, mayonnaise (hain safflower... it's cheap and good), mint chutney, tamarind

                    - Miscellaneous: yogurt (whole, homemade); olives (picholines + fat, ripe black olives I don't remember the name for); capers; cough medicine; condiments from recent takeout (various chutneys, aji, mojo)

                    ** Freezer **

                    - homemade arrabiata sauce
                    - leftover "russian" vegetable soup
                    - leftover guinness lamb stew
                    - leftover parmesan risotto
                    - chicken and beef stocks
                    - corn
                    - edamame
                    - brussels sprouts
                    - juice concentrate (orange, limeaid, grape, cranberry)
                    - ground beef
                    - strawberry whole fruit bars
                    - frozen strawberries and peaches
                    - frozen ice cube tray of ground up hot, green indian peppers
                    - ice
                    - patron anejo tequila and bushmill's 21 year aged (the good stuff... i hide it in the freezer, away from the other liquors in hopes that i won't drink it as quickly)
                    - coarsely chopped beef liver (doggie treats)

                    1. According to my son, there is "nothing", but it is packed to the gills! There is a birthday cake taking up a lot of space.

                      Have you seen this photo essay?


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                      1. re: Shrinkrap

                        how is it that the blind person has the cleanest fridge.

                        1. re: LaLa

                          I'm guessing its by necessity. Remember that scene in "Minority Report" when Tom Cruise is blindfolded and looking for something in the fridge?

                        2. re: Shrinkrap

                          Interesting "photo essay" on refrigerators, and a major confirmation that refrigerators should NOT have glass doors! It spurred me to go look in my own refrigerator. <sigh> I am now convinced that once a refrigerators leaves a showroom floor, it never again has a pretty interior. No way I'm telling you guys what's in mine! '-)

                          1. re: Caroline1

                            Caroline1, not to wish this on anyone, but after Hurricane Ike I read several articles, and heard other anecdotal comments about how clean the refrigerators were; cleanest in years. Keep your eyes one the skys up there in tornado alley.

                            1. re: James Cristinian

                              If only a tornado would "just" clean the refrigerator, I wouldn't spend so much time hiding under the bed! I want Santa to bring me a storm cellar... WITH a refrigerator!

                        3. 1. Green onions, red onions, carrots, two types of lettuce, tomatoes, arugula, chinese cabbage, artichokes, limes, ginger, celery, different herbs, blackberries, milk, three types of bread, eggs, three types of fruit juice, oatmeal, homemade mayo, sausages (that I pre-cooked in the MW), mixed Coleman's mustard, pickles, two cans of beer.

                          2. Almost two roasted chickens cut up, homemade pasta sauce, cooked pasta for different uses, cooked rice.

                          3. Three kinds of miso paste, gari, fish sauce, two types of soy sauce, Mirin, four types of rice, masa harina, flour, aburage, Hondashi, black beans, various Chinese and Japanese pickled vegetables, tamarind paste, four chile and hot sauces, nori, lots of tubs of homemade yogurt and some of homemade cheese, blocks of Pecorino Romano, Parm Regianno, mozarella, cassava flour, homemade chile and onion pickles, yeast, baking powder, reduced wine for sauces.

                          4. Most in freezer but some in ref: tubs of homemade cream of celery soup, carrot soup, black beans.

                          5. In the freezer: salmon, tilapia, cachama, bonito (fish all cut into steaks or filleted), tubs of spices from Ethiopia and India, tortillas from Mexico and Guatemala, four bags of different high grade specialty coffee beans, different dried mushrooms from different countries in Asia, dried African game meat, tubs of my chicken stock and fish stock, different Asian noodles, ice cream maker tub.

                          And a bunch more....

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                          1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                            i bet i could live inside your refrigerator for a year and not miss the outer world.

                            what do you use cassava flour for?

                            1. re: cimui

                              Brasilian breakfast crepes - very different: light, airy, slightly spongy.

                              1. re: cimui

                                fermented cassava flour also makes a wonderful Brazilian cheese croquet/gougere

                                1. re: lcool

                                  thanks, lcool and sam. i bought some cassava flour at my dominican market a while back, on a whim, and never got around to figuring out how to use it. this is really helpful!

                                  1. re: cimui

                                    I have a recipe from a Brazilian friend (his mom) that is terrific and soooo easy
                                    not to mention well received,a big hit at wine tastings
                                    will dig it out and post it Monday or Tuesday
                                    Sam's recipe is worth having also,it fills a really interesting niche during Passover

                            2. Just the bare necessities..Home-made lemonade and Vodka.

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                              1. re: billieboy

                                shrinkrap needs to send his/her son to live with you. ;)

                              2. Just came back from Trader Joe's:
                                Wasabi Mayo
                                Lemon crisps with drizzled chocolate
                                Harry and David's : Lemon artichoke pesto

                                Alouette...Creme de Brie with Herbs/ and Plain
                                Rudolphs coleslaw dressing
                                Famous Daves BBQ sauce
                                Smoked cured thicked sliced bacon (Local Polish Butcher)
                                Pink Lady Apples (No other)
                                Green onions
                                The usual Mirepoix ingred: celery, carrot, onion
                                Tetrabox of Chicken broth
                                Skim milk
                                Oyster sauce, Hoisin sauce, hot sauce
                                Organic Omega 3 Brown eggs
                                Regular butter
                                That's by memory..probably another 50 items...my memory???

                                1. Durians - in an extra airtight container!

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                                  1. re: klyeoh

                                    i guess the other contents of your fridge evacuated? ;)

                                  2. Various cheeses, and condiments
                                    Bok choy, spinach, leaf lettuce, green onion, garlic chive, summer savory, oregano, asparagus, carrots, sugar snap peas, turnips, radishes
                                    Farm eggs
                                    white wine
                                    apple juice
                                    butter, buttermilk
                                    After looking:
                                    cold brew coffee, humus, english muffin, yeast, roasted peppers, pickles, a salami, chicken tamales. I think we need more beer...

                                    1. I starred a few things I really like.

                                      Meyenberg goat milk - lowfat and whole*
                                      Meyenberg goat butter*
                                      goat cheese
                                      cow milk
                                      cow butter
                                      Philadelphia cream cheese
                                      shredded mixed cheddar (long-life, major brand)
                                      pecorino-romano cheese flakes (Trader Joe's)*
                                      lite sour cream
                                      vat of fresh chicken stock
                                      leftover som tam* salad from today
                                      1 small homemade cheese ball wrapped in salted black sesame
                                      udon noodles
                                      shirataki noodles
                                      peanut vinaigrette (Trader Joe's)*
                                      half a small watermelon
                                      homemade blackerry jam that was a gift
                                      barberry jam
                                      rose preserves*
                                      block of tamarind paste
                                      feta-stuffed green olives
                                      black olives in brine
                                      can of Hawaiian macadamia coffee
                                      quail eggs
                                      gyoza wrappers
                                      quarter of homemade lite Too Much Chocolate cake*
                                      vac-pac of lotus root slices
                                      Chinese cabbage
                                      Persian cucumbers
                                      hot Dusseldorf white mustard
                                      Mae Ploy sweet chili sauce*
                                      oyster sauce
                                      bottle of green peppercorns
                                      bottle of capers
                                      apple jelly
                                      raw agave nectar (from Whole Foods)*
                                      about 14 limes
                                      about 5 lemons
                                      2 peeled green papayas
                                      ripe papaya
                                      bird chilies
                                      mild red and green chilies
                                      green onion
                                      horseradish root
                                      baking potato
                                      whole grain mustard
                                      yellow mustard
                                      Heinz ketchup
                                      creamy horseradish
                                      mandarin oranges
                                      dill relish
                                      pickled carrots
                                      four-berry jam
                                      homemade loquat jam
                                      pickled burdock
                                      kaffir lime leaves
                                      Diet Coke
                                      Sobe Lean mango, and cranberry-grapefruit
                                      Canton ginger liqueur*
                                      Carlson's lemon fish oil and some vitamins
                                      Items I will never use and need to toss: a margarita mix, and a cosmo mix

                                      Freezer has Tru Organic vodka*, some blue agave tequila, Ypioca cachaca*, pork fat, vac-sealed moo goo gai pan and jasmine rice, a chicken, ground pork, two packaged duck breasts, tuna steaks, four frozen bananas, a package of frozen plantains, half a container of frozen orange-banana concentrate, homemade coconut black sesame ice cream, frozen coconut milk, frozen coconut meat, scallops, a couple dinner things from Stouffers, Trader Joe's mushroom risotto, a block of too-sweet Trader Joe's frozen oatmeal, chicken pot pies, a bag of vac-pac chicken feet, some flank steak strips and a package of beef short ribs.

                                      Separate beer/wine fridge has Pacificos, some random other beer.

                                      7 Replies
                                      1. re: Cinnamon

                                        exceptionally interesting fridge/freezer unit, cinnamon. somehow i'm not surprised given your other posts.

                                        1. re: cimui

                                          Still learning, but I know what I like. :) Now to figure out how to translate that into actually having good-food snacks available at a moment's notice. Right now just making use of the fresh items in a timely manner is keeping me busy. But I am learning more about what keeps well so is good to have on hand, vs. what is best to buy day-of.

                                        2. re: Cinnamon

                                          I speed read Cinnamon's list- blah, blah, jesus that's a big fridge, blah- Jager!!?!?! That made me smile.
                                          I love 'a bag of vac-pac chicken feet. I may have to purchase that domain name:

                                          1. re: Boccone Dolce

                                            Heh. I was going to abbreviate the list, but realized I'd never really done an inventory so just bloviated the list here. Then I pasted it into Google (who knows, maybe it would come up with some recipe links) and got a 'server error' I'd never seen with Google before.

                                            1. re: Cinnamon

                                              I have had 2 or 3 hiccups with Google so far today

                                              1. re: Cinnamon

                                                your fridge broke Google!
                                                inventory of my whirlpool would scare me. i forgot all the condiments, the jelly, the nutella, the fish sauce, black bean sauce, rooster sauce, mustards, just- so much.

                                                we are getting another fridge for the garage- it's just too cramped in there at holiday time, drives ya nutty.

                                                1. re: Boccone Dolce

                                                  The inventory of my whirlpool would probably include several socks. I do advocate the second-fridge idea, although it can raise energy costs notably if the second fridge is really the old, inefficient fridge that got replaced in the ktichen. I think you can make up for it by storing discount reindeer steaks in the freezer section though.

                                          2. I have some rotting cilantro. A GIANT bowl of greens (still sorta dirty) from the garden, radishes, fresh hen eggs, homemade yogurt, some shriveled up ginger root, cut lemons, lemon cake, hummus, a giant container of costco garlic, artichokes and olives (sparate containers), one half an avocado and a half tomato, a giant slab of salmon, freshly picked dill, my mom's "special" tom and jerry mix (bleck), yeast, buttermilk powder, various salad fixins and giant bag of organic baby carrots my husband bought thinking he would get a carrot cake made from it if he let it sit there long enough. So far no cake. we are at cake detente. Oh yeah - wine and sangria fixins. I am on a sangria kick. My husband is bothered my my jar of various muddlings. And the usual condiments.

                                            1. 1 English cuke
                                              5 limes
                                              4 lemon
                                              1 dozen local eggs
                                              “Real” butter
                                              Pear Yogurt
                                              Mango Yogurt
                                              Homemade Roasted Jalapeno compound melting butter
                                              parmesan cheese
                                              Portuguese Hot Peppers
                                              jar of roasted red peppers
                                              Silk “Milk”
                                              Sour cream
                                              Bermuda onion
                                              Rosemary and Garlic Jam
                                              Wild Spiced Blueberry Jam (great on Pancakes)
                                              Green olives
                                              Greek black olives in brine
                                              sweet chili sauce
                                              oyster sauce
                                              Chinese Hot mustard
                                              Other Chinese sauces
                                              Homemade Pickled Jalapenos
                                              Homemade roasted cherry pepper BBQ sauce
                                              chipotles in adobo sauce
                                              whole grain mustard
                                              yellow mustard
                                              Homemade dressings
                                              Curry paste
                                              Chili Lime sauce
                                              Fresh just caught yesterday will have for dinner tonight Tuna

                                              WOW... I never realized how many condiments I really have !!
                                              Farmers Market on Saturday for some good wholesome food!

                                              1. Taking liberties with your categories Phurstluv (I really need to get to the grocery), here is what I can recall:

                                                Vegetables/fruits – romaine, celery (getting rubbery), cilantro, 1 small zucchini, pickled jalapenos, lemons, limes, 1 red onion, capers, green olives, jar of roasted red peppers, sweet pickles,

                                                Meat – chicken livers, gizzards and pork liver (for Trixie), stir fry beef strips

                                                Dairy – butter, both salted and unsalted, milk, eggs, a chunk each of parmesan and colby cheeses, sour cream, buttermilk

                                                Beverages - Frostie Root Beer, Yuengling Lager, Magic Hat IPA, PBR, pitcher of grape kool-aid, tonic water

                                                Condiments/Sauces - oyster sauce, ketchup, dijon, coarse ground and sweet mustards, a scrape or two of JFG mayo, a very old jar of pumpkin butter, grape jam, chili sauce, homemade mustard vinaigrette, blackberry preserves, dill pickles, pickle relish, chow chow, yellow mustard, chili paste, a jar of some kind of chopped, green chiles I can’t remember the name of...

                                                Other – ½ loaf of whole wheat bread, flour tortillas, box of baking soda

                                                Leftovers - saffron rice, roasted vegetable salad, half a carrot cake

                                                I know there’s more on the bottom shelf, but it looks like I’m condiment heavy too.

                                                1. I took a look-see in the back of those lower shelves and the veggie drawers. Thank goodness tomorrow is a garbage pick-up day.

                                                  1. So it looks like many of us are condiment heavy! Which is good thing in my opinion! I hadn't even bothered listing mine - there are so many! Some of you keep things in the fridge that I don't like hot sauces & soy sauce,worcestershire. Those are in the pantry.

                                                    I'm also lucky b/c I have a full second fridge & freezer in the garage. It was original to the house, not very old, but kept freezing my produce & eggs. So we replaced it w/ an armoir style amana and put the side by side outside. That's where most of the meat storage is, and a full wine & beer, sodas & waters, yogurts & extra cheese & lunchmeats for the kids are stored. That leaves the main fridge free to put in large dishes when prepping for a party.

                                                    11 Replies
                                                    1. re: Phurstluv

                                                      jumping jehosepha, you have *three* refrigerators?! me and my small brain would never be able to remember what was in them all. i would need a card catalogue or book of reference to keep track. as it is, we have three bottles of the same mustard because we kept forgetting that we already have some and bought more every time we had a barbecue!

                                                      1. re: cimui

                                                        No, no, just two! But they are full of similar things! ;)

                                                        1. re: Phurstluv

                                                          I do, too. The one in the garage holds my dh's beers as well as all the different flours that I use for baking and overstock juice boxes and milk and, when I make it, the sourdough starter.

                                                          And Phurstluv! Did you go to that booth at the Sta. Monica Farmer's Market and buy up all the onion sprouts!!?? You cecotrope! Leave some for me next time!
                                                          Now I'll have to make ice cream with all these avocados. (Which isn't bad, except that no one in my family likes avocado ice cream except me, so I have to eat it all, then pull out the fat clothes).
                                                          And don't recommend guacamole; I ALWAYS have guacamole.

                                                          1. re: Michelly

                                                            I have a 39 cubic foot refrigerator and 39 cubic foot freezer (for the house) and then my husband has 3 24.9 Cubic foot chest freezers...

                                                            I added homemmade salsa last night for grilled tacos tonight...hello yummy

                                                            1. re: Michelly

                                                              I did not! I did look at the booth tho! Don't eat sprouts - don't like their aroma! Gotta ask tho - how do you clean them?

                                                              And grill some of those avos for your salad. No more ice cream!

                                                              1. re: Phurstluv

                                                                If you like onions, you'll like the onion sprouts. To clean, run a handful under the faucet, then gently squeeze out excess water, place in paper towel and pat until sufficiently dry.
                                                                As for the avos, salads it is. Bought pinkertons, haas, fuertes, and gwens, and will treat the family to a taste test tonight.
                                                                By the way, go by the Carlsbad seafood booth and have a fresh-shucked, ice-cold oyster. Wonderful!

                                                                1. re: Michelly

                                                                  Really - may have to try the onion sprouts.

                                                                  Have you bought any fish or seafood from them before?

                                                                  1. re: Phurstluv

                                                                    My husband and I ALWAYS eat some just-shucked oysters from them, and when we can ever remember to pack a small igloo with ice, I'm planning 2 lbs. of clams for linguine with fresh clam sauce.
                                                                    We just never remember the igloo 'til we get there. Will put a post-it-note on the door right now.

                                                                    1. re: Michelly

                                                                      Good idea. Love the linguine w/clam sauce idea. I can't get my DH to eat much seafood, so I'd have to stick w/fish. Will definitely check them out tomorrow.

                                                                      Will be getting more peaches, too. The last batch was pretty bruised up and did not last the week. The strawberries from the place on 2nd, near the sprouts, are still amazingly sweet, a week later, in the fridge.

                                                        2. re: Phurstluv

                                                          Me too. We moved the fridge that came with the house downstairs plus bought a small chest freezer. We bought a three-door/frreezer on the bottom s.s. fridge for the kitchen, which I love. I keep dark spices, beer and wine, not-often-used condiments and jellies and such downstairs, and use it when we entertain down there (downstairs is a huge open great room off the outdoor "kitchen"). Very useful.

                                                          1. re: bayoucook

                                                            I know, I couldn't live without them now!! Even tho it freezes stuff, I use it like a meat locker with some roast or ribs dry-brining or prepped to freeze. I also have it full of mini condiments that we usually take when we go rv'ing up the coast.

                                                        3. Diet Coke
                                                          Sam Adams Boston Lager
                                                          unsalted butter
                                                          Cabot's Seriously Sharp cheddar
                                                          Duke's mayo
                                                          Heinz ketchup
                                                          blackberry jelly
                                                          pole beans
                                                          Major Grey chutney
                                                          grated horseradish
                                                          Burger's smoked bacon
                                                          skim milk
                                                          a prime dry aged steak from Niman Ranch awaiting the grill tomorrow night

                                                          1. I am following Dr. Joshi's 21-day detox. I'm always a vegetarian. I have:

                                                            A full Brita water filter
                                                            Carbonated water
                                                            Salad greens
                                                            Red cabbage
                                                            Alfalfa sprouts
                                                            Half a yellow onion and half a red onion
                                                            Raw almonds
                                                            Lemon juice
                                                            Lime juice
                                                            Extra-firm tofu
                                                            Unsweetened soy milk
                                                            Flax Oil
                                                            Toasted sesame oil
                                                            Plain yogurt

                                                            Leftover from before I started the detox is;
                                                            Vanilla soy milk
                                                            Pineapple-orange juice
                                                            Lime juice
                                                            Grapefruit soda (not Fresca; I don't do artificial sweeteners)
                                                            Peanut butter (natural)
                                                            Goat cheese
                                                            Swiss cheese

                                                            1. I'm so broke right now. I have a bowl of stir fry vegiies that I prepped, various condiments and chicken stock. Stale milk. 3 soft shell crabs that MUST be eaten tomorrow...sad.

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                                                              1. re: stricken

                                                                How'd those soft shell crabs work?!

                                                              2. 1% milk ,whole milk and buttermilk not homegenized ,butter Euro & unsalted
                                                                eggs 2 sizes,bufala mozzerella ,ricotta ,parma ,grana ,pecorino romano ,curds ,yogurt ,
                                                                feta ,chevre ,cheddar 3 ,sour cream ,crema Mexican & Venezuelan ,creme fraiche ,goat milk ,sheep butter and at least 15 other cheeses -the drawer is full
                                                                Miso 5 different ,rice vinegar 4different ,fish oil ,fish sauce ,salted anchovies
                                                                walnut ,hazelnut ,almond and pumpkin seed oil
                                                                yuzu and yuzu juice
                                                                ginger /fresh ,pickled ,dried ,candied
                                                                lemons ,limes ,tangerines ,cedro
                                                                romaine,avacado,corn,apples,asparagus,french beans,carrots,celery,potatoes Yukon Gold and russets ,shallots ,mushrooms 3 ,strawberries ,seedless cucumber ,daikon ,
                                                                cilantro ,artichokes ,dried tomato
                                                                V-8 ,beer ,wine ,iced tea ,Brita pitcher ,looza peach,pear & plum juice
                                                                meaty steak bone & leftover rice & long bean my lunch for today
                                                                ham ,capone ,gulf shrimp ,several salami & cured pork coppa ,pancetta etc,bacon ,
                                                                mayo ,several mustard ,wasabi ,horseradish ,vidalia onion relish
                                                                several jellies and preserves
                                                                fresh pasta / lasagne
                                                                resting crepe batter and pastry dough
                                                                not nearly as much variety in the freezers ,more basic meat,stocks,fats,beans,sausages
                                                                coconut,lemongrass,tomatoes,peppers,nuts,shellfish,soups,stews and braises in 2 serving containers
                                                                bones/carcasses,vegetable trim for the next round of soup or stock or beans

                                                                1. I am not sure I understand your categories, but I will give it a shot:

                                                                  Seasonal: lettuce, cucumbers, onions

                                                                  Leftovers: Thai takeout noodles, Chinese takeout kung pao chicken, the carcass of a rotisserie chicken, roasted potatoes, some green beans with almonds

                                                                  New: sliced deli ham, cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, apples, Sam Adams, apple sausages from Trader Joe's, wasabi mayonnaise

                                                                  Waiting: do you mean waiting to be eaten? That would be everything.

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                                                                  1. re: crabby_cakes

                                                                    Well, I mean, waiting for some inspiration to do something with it, like an impulse purchase or one of your standard staples for a recipe you're making later on.

                                                                    For example, I have some super lump pasteurized crabmeat that expires this summer, so it's waiting for me to make crab cakes or a seafood bake or a salad for cucumber cups. That was an impulse purchase, but I knew it had a long shelf life so I can play with it.

                                                                    I also have some pancetta cubetti that I tend to use in a spaghetti carbonnara dish but I can also use in a salad, frittata or risotto. It's a staple - I usually pick it up when I see it at TJs, but it's waiting for me to decide.

                                                                  2. forgot one of the more used things in the frig CAPERS used at least 5 times a week

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                                                                    1. re: lcool

                                                                      Deep-fried capers with a salad along the lines of a Caesar are wonderful (w/filet mignon too). Haven't sussed out yet whether fresh are needed vs. drying and then deep-frying the fridge ones packed in brine.

                                                                      1. re: Cinnamon

                                                                        For frying you want the dry salt packed rather than brined capers.A short cold water rinse,dry, then fry.They are a wonderful texture,salt,complex flavor addition to many things.salads,sauted fish,chicken and mango and onion relish/salsa

                                                                        1. re: lcool

                                                                          Thank you. The deep-fried were just spectacular on a salad I had at a little place up in Eureka, Calif. (the area had unusually good food, not sure how we lucked out with that).

                                                                    2. I would love to exchange fridges with some of you... :)
                                                                      1 qt fat free milk
                                                                      run of the mill condiements(ketchup, mayo, Worchestershire, soy sauce, salad dressing etc)
                                                                      dry yeast
                                                                      2 avocados
                                                                      butter lettuce
                                                                      hanger steak
                                                                      1/2 can dog food
                                                                      brown butter sauce
                                                                      red onion

                                                                      1. Veggies in desperation (please, cook us or throw us out! we can't take the waiting & wilting!)
                                                                        Eggs- JUMBO (my husband panicked @ the grocery and claimed he thought I always bought JUMBO eggs. Who in cardiac-arrest-hell eats them??? I now own a dozen)
                                                                        Normal eggs (I went shopping after he did)
                                                                        2 1/2 gallons of Silk
                                                                        Butter (salted)
                                                                        Better than Bullion (chicken)
                                                                        Soy Sauce
                                                                        Fresh Mozzarella
                                                                        Huge container of grated Locatelli
                                                                        Sharp Cheddar that I sliced because Mr.Lazy wouldn't cut his own
                                                                        Hunk of Feta that I'm unsure of (poorly wrapped)
                                                                        Jar-o-bacon fat
                                                                        organic baby spinach
                                                                        dannon non-fat plain
                                                                        Boar's Head Sauerkraut (no idea why I didn't serve it w/the hotdogs that day)
                                                                        Various containers of leftovers - Mr Lazy/Jumbo Eggs keeps telling me he'll eat them, and he does not.

                                                                        Small freezer has ice, Phish Food & frozen baby brussels sprouts, boring stuff

                                                                        Deep freeze has 2 turkeys, a nice big picnic, 12 lbs of chicken (boneless/skinless breasts), 6 lbs of split chicken breasts, 2 whole chickens, tilapia, grouper, 1lb. smoked salmon, oh god I can't remember what else is in there- puff pastry, phillo dough, some brownie failures that I tried from scratch... BACON... more frozen veggies (1/2 off sale!), chop meat (all vac-pac'd - but no chicken feet!!)

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                                                                        1. re: Boccone Dolce

                                                                          I buy extra large, they're actually cheaper than large. But never bought JUMBO.

                                                                        2. cream cheese
                                                                          garlic cheese
                                                                          parmasan powder
                                                                          monterey jack cheese
                                                                          a small container ricotta
                                                                          heavy cream
                                                                          apples (it's too bloody hot in there to leave them out)
                                                                          a partly used can sweetened condensed milk
                                                                          a lone, but large chicken chest muscle
                                                                          silkworm eggs (for raising silkworms of course!)
                                                                          club soda
                                                                          lemon juice
                                                                          more strawberries in a mixture of sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, sugar, and a hit of cinnamon-infused cognac slated to go in the heavy cream
                                                                          strawberry jam
                                                                          bbq sauce
                                                                          soy sauce
                                                                          worchestershire sauce
                                                                          orange juice

                                                                          1. Anchovies
                                                                            5 bottles of mustard
                                                                            Chili garlic paste
                                                                            Empty 6 pack of modelo
                                                                            Handle of Captain Morgan "Long Island Iced Tea"
                                                                            Old broccoli
                                                                            Rotten eggs
                                                                            Chicken breasts that have been "defrosting" for days
                                                                            Moldy chipotle pepper
                                                                            Fage 2%
                                                                            Yogurt caesar dressing
                                                                            Empty water bottle
                                                                            Soy sauce
                                                                            Diet coke
                                                                            Kalamata olives

                                                                            Clearly, I have the makings of an amazing meal in there...

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                                                                            1. re: fistalee

                                                                              Hilarious. And you don't keep your Old Crow and SF Soup Company soup in there?

                                                                              1. re: fistalee

                                                                                I think you're one of only a small handful on this list who have fessed up to something on the order of 'moldy chipotle pepper' and 'rotten eggs' - be careful with those chicken breasts. I suppose this will spawn a 'high meat' discussion now.

                                                                                There is a strategy of shopping for things that don't spoil easily... you've got it started there with the capers and soy sauce and olives. Might be worth expanding on. It's one of several themes I keep working on.

                                                                                1. re: Cinnamon

                                                                                  You're right, Cinnamon, there's an art to hoarding so as not to have rotting food! With two full refrigerators, freezers and pantries, I believe I have achieved it! It involves a lot of rotation and discipline!!

                                                                                  I didn't think chipotles got moldy, I've had mine in the fridge so long, and have still used them! But yes, I think you need to get rid of the chicken, fistalee. Just let it go!

                                                                                  1. re: Phurstluv

                                                                                    Chipotles do eventually get moldy, but it does take a long time. Luckily, they're not too expensive.

                                                                              2. I still see a lot of stuff in my fridge!

                                                                                2 bunches of leeks, 2 lbs spinach, 2 lbs blueberries,2 lbs sliced mango, 1 pt raspberries
                                                                                fresh mint, head of broccoli, head of cauliflower, bunch of easter egg radishes, head of romaine

                                                                                pot roast & onion gravy
                                                                                tri tip steaks, grilled
                                                                                2 1/2 baked potatoes
                                                                                grilled veg melange of sweet corn, carrots & green beans
                                                                                smashed red potatoes
                                                                                1/2 wheel camembert d'isigny

                                                                                2 lb. Cabot block of sharp cheddar
                                                                                FF Mtn High plain yogurt
                                                                                1# thick sliced hickory smoked bacon

                                                                                2 cornish game hens
                                                                                still the bocconcini
                                                                                still the pancetta cubetti
                                                                                still the crabmeat

                                                                                Back to the FM tomorrow if I have time before my preschooler's graduation!

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                                                                                1. re: Phurstluv

                                                                                  I see a beautiful dinner for four:

                                                                                  Salad: Romaine, mint, spinach, radish, leeks, and crabmeat; topped with bits of sauteed hickory smoked bacon and a light dressing.

                                                                                  Main: Individual pot pies that include: leftover cubed pot roast & tri tip, diced baked potatoes, diced and grilled veg melange.

                                                                                  Cheese course of Cabot sharp cheddar and camembert d'isigny.

                                                                                  Dessert of blueberries, mango, and raspberries - mixed with honey, served with ice cream, mixed with homemade yogurt & and honey, and as a crisp, buckle, or pie.

                                                                                  1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                                                                    Ooo, you're good. Are you guys coming over for dinner? Bringing the wine?

                                                                                2. fruits/vege:
                                                                                  lemons, fuji apples, pluots, grapes, asian pears, cherries (bing and ranier), mangoes, ginger, shallots, garlic, vidalia onions, marinated tomates, carrots, celery, grape tomatoes

                                                                                  parmesan cheese, emmanthaler cheese, brie, homemade yogurt

                                                                                  pesto, white miso, ketchup, whole grain mustard, dijon mustard, tomato paste, anchovies, shrimp and crab paste, fish sauce (homemade by friend's mom), oyster sauce, ketchap manis

                                                                                  bottle of reisling, makali, sake, silk soy milk, tazo chai latte, panna, san pellegrino

                                                                                  pinenuts, flax seeds

                                                                                  contact lenses
                                                                                  la mer eye cream
                                                                                  la mer eye concentrate
                                                                                  shiseido benefiance eye cream
                                                                                  l'occitane almond oil

                                                                                  there's other stuff i can't think of at the moment...

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                                                                                  1. re: picholine506

                                                                                    You're gonna need some of that la mer eye cream if you're up posting at 3 AM!!! Love that stuff & the shiseido.

                                                                                    Anyway I'm still working on leftovers from the weekend, but the new stuff is:

                                                                                    6 Holland peppers (on sale) to make into a roasted pepper pesto sauce
                                                                                    Mangoes, blueberries
                                                                                    cooked ears of corn
                                                                                    2 ripe avocados
                                                                                    3 chicken breasts thawing for fajitas tomorrow
                                                                                    more grated sharp cheddar
                                                                                    1 lb thick sliced bacon
                                                                                    iceberg & green cabbage
                                                                                    too many condiments to mention

                                                                                    Guess I better get cooking. Big weekend coming and going to costco tomorrow!! Woo hoo!

                                                                                    1. re: Phurstluv

                                                                                      I deduce that p506 is in LA so she posted at mid-night, unless the posting times are local.

                                                                                      1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                                                                        Good point, I thought they were local.

                                                                                        1. re: Phurstluv

                                                                                          I don't really know. They may be local times.

                                                                                          1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                                                                            After a good night's sleep & some coffee this am I thought about it. They must be local otherwise everyone's times would be different on each person's pc, which seems unlikely.

                                                                                  2. 2 large bottle of Perrier
                                                                                    1 bottle Sancerre
                                                                                    Corn tortillas
                                                                                    Whole-wheat flour tortillas
                                                                                    Sliced: Cheddar, swiss and pepper-jack cheese
                                                                                    1 raw egg // lots of hardboiled eggs
                                                                                    Green olive paste
                                                                                    Picholine olives
                                                                                    Chicken broth
                                                                                    1% milk
                                                                                    Yogurt and President-brand butter from my last Air France flight
                                                                                    2 jars of enchilada sauce
                                                                                    Honey flavored Greek yogurt
                                                                                    Newman's Own salad dressing


                                                                                    1. homogenized milk
                                                                                      2% milk
                                                                                      orange juice
                                                                                      10% half-and-half
                                                                                      sour cream (for pierogies in the freezer)
                                                                                      Herdez 5 spice salsa
                                                                                      corn torillas (also in fridge
                                                                                      La Costena salsa ranchera
                                                                                      open package of bacon
                                                                                      old white cheddar
                                                                                      light soy sauce
                                                                                      dark soy sauce
                                                                                      oyster sauce
                                                                                      half-empty box of tofu
                                                                                      Orange Crush
                                                                                      bottled lemon juice
                                                                                      Danish brie
                                                                                      Swiss cheese
                                                                                      packaged sliced roast beef
                                                                                      large bottle of Santa Carolina Chilean white wine
                                                                                      Alvear's Amontillado sherry
                                                                                      bottle of cold tap water
                                                                                      some unidentifiable stuff covered with green mold
                                                                                      Major Grey's chutney
                                                                                      Astro plain yoghurt
                                                                                      etc. etc.

                                                                                      1. I have a lot more than normal because my in-laws keep coming to town to see my new son.

                                                                                        Corona (father-in-law)
                                                                                        Soda Water
                                                                                        Tonic Water
                                                                                        Orange Juice
                                                                                        Grapefruit Juice
                                                                                        Honeycup Mustard
                                                                                        Organic Ketchup
                                                                                        Deli Mustard
                                                                                        Yellow Mustard
                                                                                        Oyster Sauce
                                                                                        Artichoke Hearts
                                                                                        Heavy Cream
                                                                                        Half and Half
                                                                                        Sliced Swiss
                                                                                        Sliced Cheddar
                                                                                        American Cheese
                                                                                        White Cheddar
                                                                                        Baby Spinach
                                                                                        Baby Romaine
                                                                                        Some sort of salami
                                                                                        Ostrich steak
                                                                                        Ahi steak
                                                                                        Leftover pork tenderlon
                                                                                        Cannelini bean salad

                                                                                        Surely there is more, I just can't think of it all

                                                                                        1. *Refrigerator*

                                                                                          sweet tea
                                                                                          ginger ale, diet coke
                                                                                          Florida's Natural oj
                                                                                          2% and whole milk
                                                                                          4 kinds of beer
                                                                                          arbor mist (for my mom)
                                                                                          sippy cup of milk
                                                                                          boylan's birch beer
                                                                                          red bull
                                                                                          1/2 bottle red wine

                                                                                          celery, carrots, 1/2 red onion
                                                                                          zucchini, squash, peppers, romaine
                                                                                          1/2 bushel zipper peas shelled...other 1/2 still on table waiting to be shelled
                                                                                          cut cantaloupe, lemons and limes

                                                                                          sliced ham, salami, chicken salad, potato salad, salsa
                                                                                          cheddar, muenster, stilton, parmesan, ricotta, sliced American
                                                                                          provolone, cream cheese
                                                                                          sour cream, yogurt, heavy cream
                                                                                          bowl of partially broken eggs (thanks to my son)
                                                                                          fresh ham- thawing, hot dogs, brats
                                                                                          2 lbs. butter, duck fat, oil for frying fish, bacon fat
                                                                                          leftover red beans and rice

                                                                                          dill pickles, relish, pickled okra, pepperoncinis
                                                                                          capers, marinated olives
                                                                                          bacon rinds (treats for the dog)
                                                                                          leftover blueberry slump
                                                                                          chocolate pudding
                                                                                          leftover spare ribs

                                                                                          6 kinds of mustard, ketchup, mayo, homemade bbq
                                                                                          ranch & homemade vinaigrette/honey dijon dressing
                                                                                          tomato paste, horseradish, corn relish,
                                                                                          worcestershire, cocktail sauce
                                                                                          5 types of jams/jellies

                                                                                          3/4 of a hog cut and wrapped
                                                                                          sirloin cut for kebabs
                                                                                          ground pork for sausage making
                                                                                          pancetta, italian sausage
                                                                                          chicken cut up, chicken wings (rubbed), chicken gizzards
                                                                                          roasted turkey from Thanksgiving- ewww... that's old
                                                                                          slab bacon (not sure what I'm going to do with that)
                                                                                          ham hocks, ham bones, salt pork
                                                                                          chicken, beef, seafood stock
                                                                                          homemade meatballs, hamburger patties, smoked sausage, hot dogs
                                                                                          boca burgers for my veggie friends
                                                                                          chuck roast, short ribs
                                                                                          bags of stuff for making stock

                                                                                          banana bread, pound cake, italian cream cake
                                                                                          brownies, bagels, biscuits, various bakery breads
                                                                                          pastry shells, tortillas
                                                                                          cookie dough, one layer of choc. cake, blueberry muffins
                                                                                          grated parmesan, various cheese rinds
                                                                                          lemon zest, cubes of lemon juice

                                                                                          speckled butter beans, green peas, black eyes, corn on the cob, spinach,
                                                                                          shredded zucchini
                                                                                          blueberries, Georgia peaches, Florida strawberries, bananas

                                                                                          tomato gravy, black beans, pork roast, risotto,
                                                                                          chicken enchiladas, crappy homemade burritos...don't know why I saved them
                                                                                          mashed potatoes, stuffed potatoes
                                                                                          chicken and beef gravy
                                                                                          bacon bits
                                                                                          chicken soup, tomato soup,

                                                                                          Jager, Grey Goose

                                                                                          5 lbs of butter (on sale)
                                                                                          14 pkgs. of various chocolates
                                                                                          walnuts, pecans, pine nuts, slivered almonds
                                                                                          mystery item with tomatoes in mason jar
                                                                                          7 mystery bags

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                                                                                          1. re: snix

                                                                                            Party at Snix's house this weekend!

                                                                                            No wine, bring mixers and beer only. Must pair with smoky BBQ.

                                                                                            1. re: Cinnamon

                                                                                              that list is embarrassingly long... but, I do feed anyone that shows to my door and impromptu parties are the best

                                                                                              1. re: Cinnamon

                                                                                                no Sh*t!! I'm there - I've got limes, avocados, tequila, cilantro, chips, tomatoes, cheese. etc.. reeady to party!

                                                                                                1. re: Phurstluv

                                                                                                  Good on the tomatoes, 'cause those were sounding like the weak link from Snix's fridge.

                                                                                              2. Lots of stuff! But most notably a bunch of fruit including half a giant watermelon, apples, oranges, limes, grapes and fresh blueberries to make into muffins.
                                                                                                Also a homemade pizza (I made two yesterday and we ate one), and a bunch of pizza crust rolls to use later.
                                                                                                Some cooked Italian sausage left over from making the pizza.
                                                                                                Assorted sauces/dressings in various stages of used-upeness.
                                                                                                Kozy shack pudding cups and Publix yoghurts.
                                                                                                3 cartons of eggs (they were very cheap on the weekend), various grated cheeses, and packaged lunch meat and bacon from Publix
                                                                                                A big pitcher of homemade iced tea and our water filter jug.
                                                                                                And our leftover chicken pasta from dinner.

                                                                                                And our freezer is full of meat (chicken, pork and ground beef), frozen bread because we don't use it fast enough if it's out of the freezer, bagged frozen vegetables, icecream, a few lean cuisines for emergencies, and homemade muffins and cookies.

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                                                                                                1. re: Kajikit

                                                                                                  I also have assorted fruit that I keep collecting from the market, it just looks so good. I have to make a fruit salad.

                                                                                                  I have half a roast pork loin, that was absolutely heavenly, made the house smell like rosemary & garlic when I made it. And two prime rib eyes, that I must use up tonight. Deciding between a steak chili with cornbread, or just slicing the steak into some blue cheese spaghetti....

                                                                                                  I have a pound of ground beef for cheeseburgers for lunch for the boys tomorrow. A ton of cheese, as usual, including but not limited to cheddars, cotija, mozzarella in a few different forms, gruyere, parmeggiano wedge, the list goes on..

                                                                                                  Also still have some fresh mushrooms, two ears of sweet corn, 2 overripe avocados, and lots of romaine & iceberg. I think I have my work cut out for me over the next few days!!

                                                                                                2. Let's see:
                                                                                                  Land o Lakes Unsalted Butter and Salted butter, Plugra,
                                                                                                  Oscar Mayer Thick Sliced Bacon, Boars Head Oven Gold Turkey, Black Forest Ham, Sharp Provolone, Baby Swiss Tillamook Extra Sharp Cheddar, Mild Cheddar, Monterey Jack,
                                                                                                  Whole Milk Mozzarella, Brie, Homemade Tortilla Dough, Pizza Dough, Hamburger/Sausage Bun Dough, Hot Sausages, hebrew National Hot Dogs, Leftover Beef Rump roast
                                                                                                  Fresh Dill, Mint, Basil, Oregano
                                                                                                  Carrots, Celery, Brocolli, scallions, cucumbers, romaine, green and red bell peppers, Dates, Strawberries, Raspberries, 1 Avocado, 1 1/2 gallon fresh orange juice I squeezed this morning
                                                                                                  Eggs, english muffins, cream cheese, six kinds of jams and preserves, three salsas, three BBQ sauces, ketchup, dijon, buttermilk, homemade chocolate sauce and butterscotch sauce
                                                                                                  Tub of plain yogurt, garbanzos and tahini, coca cola, gingerale, rootbeer, tonic, orange stoli, bottle of champagne and bombay saphire, lemons and limes, chocolate pudding, homemade chocolate chip cookie dough, vinegars, pickles, mayo, miracle whip, soy sauce, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Grape Juice, Hawaiian Punch!

                                                                                                  1. 4 zucchines
                                                                                                    3 Gala apples
                                                                                                    4 Bosc pears
                                                                                                    Some carrots
                                                                                                    A half bag of onions
                                                                                                    A mini crate of kiwis
                                                                                                    2 super old bananas
                                                                                                    4 limes
                                                                                                    Some lettuce
                                                                                                    A big sweet potato

                                                                                                    Some leftover sushi
                                                                                                    Some leftover peanutty shrimp rice

                                                                                                    7 eggs
                                                                                                    750ml of greek yogurt
                                                                                                    About a cup of sour cream
                                                                                                    2 1/2 bags of 1% milk
                                                                                                    A carton of unflavoured soya milk
                                                                                                    A half pound of cold butter
                                                                                                    A quite old but new container of margarine
                                                                                                    A jar of nut oil

                                                                                                    A tin of anchovies (maybe there's 4 fillets left)
                                                                                                    Natural peanut butter
                                                                                                    Natural almond butter
                                                                                                    Triple Fruit Raspberry Jam
                                                                                                    A super old yet untouched bottle of Jagermeister
                                                                                                    A disgustingly sweet bottle of with stuff for pina coloda
                                                                                                    A dried bottom of ketchup
                                                                                                    A nearly empty jar of yellow mustard
                                                                                                    A full jar of super hot polish mustard
                                                                                                    Some Dijon mustard (yes, I am a mustard lover)
                                                                                                    A jar of pickled mushrooms
                                                                                                    Sweet gherkins (ewww these aren't mine)
                                                                                                    2 bottles of mayonnaise
                                                                                                    A tube of wasabi
                                                                                                    Two bottles of vinaigrette (mille-iles & ...ranch ?)

                                                                                                    Can't remember further. I'm gonna go verify.

                                                                                                    OH! How could I forgot my chocobananalmond crumble ???

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                                                                                                      1. re: mokafeinomane

                                                                                                        Leftover sushi??? Hope it's a California roll!! ;)

                                                                                                        1. re: mokafeinomane

                                                                                                          >>>A dried bottom of ketchup<<<<


                                                                                                        2. ok I just looked and made a list
                                                                                                          Salsa homemade
                                                                                                          parmigiana reggieiano
                                                                                                          Grana Padoro cheese
                                                                                                          10 Jalapeno Peppers
                                                                                                          Pulled pork 2lbs or so made it sunday
                                                                                                          whole milk
                                                                                                          Grape and blackberry jam
                                                                                                          quart eggwhites
                                                                                                          3 kinds of mustard
                                                                                                          thai peanut sauce
                                                                                                          red curry paste
                                                                                                          smoked ham
                                                                                                          sweet munchie cheese
                                                                                                          romaine lettuce
                                                                                                          ken's steakhouse Caesar dressing
                                                                                                          lemon grass
                                                                                                          1 habanero
                                                                                                          2 ears corn
                                                                                                          danish blue cheese
                                                                                                          1/2 red onion
                                                                                                          bacon bits
                                                                                                          homemade breakfast sausage
                                                                                                          homemade brats
                                                                                                          Bacardi 151
                                                                                                          grey goose vodka
                                                                                                          cranberry juice
                                                                                                          diet coke

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                                                                                                            1. re: Phurstluv

                                                                                                              I get it at publix here in s.fl they call it sweet munchee its really good .I am not sure the origin

                                                                                                          1. BESIDES the usuals. Come on people.

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                                                                                                            1. re: jenniferrt

                                                                                                              oh Norwegian salted dried and reconstituted shark.... Like that

                                                                                                            2. Fruit/Veg: 3 lbs golden delicious apples, 2 lbs carrots, 5 small leeks that I need to use ASAP, 1 bell pepper, 5 serrano peppers. I get my weekly CSA delivery today so will have more vegetables tonight!

                                                                                                              Beverages: 2 cartons of plain Silk and a lot of beer left over from a party. I only drink 1 beer/week, so I'm stocked for a while.

                                                                                                              lots of various condiments
                                                                                                              homemade salsa verde
                                                                                                              homemade apple jelly
                                                                                                              Scott's BBQ sauce
                                                                                                              string cheese
                                                                                                              jar of bacon grease
                                                                                                              turkey breast cold cuts
                                                                                                              cheddar cheese

                                                                                                              In the freezer: pork fat back, bacon, 3 chicken leg quarters, several single serve containers of homemade soup, homemade paletas (strawberry/cream and pineapple/cream)

                                                                                                              I'm sure there is more, but that's all I can think of right now.

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                                                                                                              1. re: mpjmph

                                                                                                                Saute those leeks up in some butter until they caramelize and you have a wonderful confit.

                                                                                                              2. I really shouldn't reply to this post because I am obsessive about having a full fridge and cabinets...just in case... I'll start at the top and work down
                                                                                                                1/2 gallon turkey hill green tea
                                                                                                                1 quart buttermilk
                                                                                                                1 pint heavy cream
                                                                                                                bottle of Ocean Spray 100% juice cranberry juice
                                                                                                                MEGA Green juice
                                                                                                                4 dozen eggs
                                                                                                                fruit salad (homeade)
                                                                                                                baby carrots
                                                                                                                apple juice
                                                                                                                orange juice boxes
                                                                                                                wine coolers
                                                                                                                cans of pepsi, ginger ale, fruit punch, and diet coke
                                                                                                                fresh broccoli
                                                                                                                fresh lettuces
                                                                                                                a whole roaster chicken
                                                                                                                bob evans sausage tube
                                                                                                                pork chops
                                                                                                                american cheese
                                                                                                                mozz cheese
                                                                                                                cheddar cheese
                                                                                                                provolone cheese
                                                                                                                leftover pasta, brown rice, and roasted chicken
                                                                                                                lots of condiments and marinades
                                                                                                                whipped cream in a can

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                                                                                                                1. re: cookieluvntasha

                                                                                                                  Four dozen eggs? I thought I was bad buying a dozen & a half! Do you ever use them all or are they in rotation?!

                                                                                                                  And fwiw, you don't need to refrigerate your shallots. They keep fine with the onion & potatoes in the dark dry pantry.

                                                                                                                  And don't feel bad - I too am a little obsessive, bordering hoardish, by having 2 stocked pantries at all times! Hey, in CA, we never know when disaster may strike - literally!

                                                                                                                  1. re: Phurstluv

                                                                                                                    I bake ALOT. More so for family, friends, and for treats to take to work, so that is why I go through eggs so quickly. I do rotate them, especially when I have fresh eggs. Thanks for the tip on the shallots, I'll take them out when I get home tonight.

                                                                                                                2. did i miss snix's party?

                                                                                                                  ps, if i listed my fridge's contents, chow would kick me off for using up too much server space.

                                                                                                                  1. My husband is out of town, so it is different than usual ... not many leftovers

                                                                                                                    Carrots, cilantro, fresh jalapenos, several heads of garlic, left over white onion from today, Romain lettuce, Green leaf lettuce, Frisee, radicchio, spinach, puree of butternut squash and puree of peas for the baby

                                                                                                                    Cuties, fresh strawberries, dried figs, lemons

                                                                                                                    Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, whole milk, half and half, butter, Mountain High original style plain yogurt, sour cream, rice dream

                                                                                                                    Ham and turkey meats, eggs, tofu

                                                                                                                    Olives, capers, pepperoccinis, jalapenos, Dijon mustard, Horseradish, stone ground mustard, ketchup, Best foods mayo, oyster sauce, barbecue sauce, chile garlic sauce, strawberry jelly, orange marmalade, lilikoi spread (passion fruit), French dressing, Ranch, Blue cheese, chipolte hot sauce, dill pickle relish, sauerkraut

                                                                                                                    Homemade salsa from today, leftover spaghetti sauce from yesterday, oatmeal pancake batter from breakfast

                                                                                                                    Cranberry juice, leftover white Columbia wine, leftover cosmopolitan mix (something my hubby thought I might want to try ... not that great), raspberry Belgian framboise beer, Alaskan Amber, Stella Artoise premium lager beer,

                                                                                                                    Whole wheat bread

                                                                                                                    Ground moose meat, moose roast, beef chuck , chicken breasts, breast milk

                                                                                                                    Bananas (ready for bread), mixed berries

                                                                                                                    Whole wheat chicken burritos, leftover homemade re fried beans

                                                                                                                    Broccoli, spinach, poi, onions, corn

                                                                                                                    Peru caffeinated and decaffeinated coffees,

                                                                                                                    rice dream ice cream, vanilla ice cream, sorbet,

                                                                                                                    hamburger buns, honey wheat bread, ground flax seed, chocolate dipped shortbread cookies

                                                                                                                    orange juice, Swedish black currant vodka, white grape juice

                                                                                                                    1. 2 gallons of milk, open (one fine, one probably needs to be chucked)
                                                                                                                      1/2 gallon whole buttermilk (prolly also dead)
                                                                                                                      leftover crappy beer (Busch light, Old Milwaukee, one lone can of PBR that was found outside and is surely skunky) - from a party this weekend
                                                                                                                      a huge almost empty jug of white zin - ditto
                                                                                                                      blue Gatorade
                                                                                                                      orange Gatorade
                                                                                                                      heavy cream
                                                                                                                      diet peach tea
                                                                                                                      huge flour tortillas
                                                                                                                      a package of Keebler Fudge Stripes which I'm sure only has 2 in it
                                                                                                                      I think there is a similar package of Vienna Fingers unless my husband ate them (no clue why he keeps them in the fridge)
                                                                                                                      eggs - 18 pack, but not full
                                                                                                                      dry sherry
                                                                                                                      leftover braised lemon chicken - some sauce and pickings, plus one whole piece that got left on the counter overnight and will probably have to be pitched
                                                                                                                      leftover Southern-style green beans
                                                                                                                      leftover steak
                                                                                                                      leftover mashed sweet potatoes
                                                                                                                      sour cream
                                                                                                                      huge jar of Mt. Olive dill pickles with 2 left
                                                                                                                      huge jar of Claussen dill spears
                                                                                                                      bag o salad
                                                                                                                      organic dill that was bought & not used & probably bad
                                                                                                                      cherries (OK, I'm actually eating these right now)
                                                                                                                      a small container of lemon juice
                                                                                                                      probably Sriracha
                                                                                                                      definitely a small jar of chili-garlic sauce (the one that has seeds)
                                                                                                                      Jack Daniels BBQ sauce (this stuff is foul)
                                                                                                                      dijon mustard
                                                                                                                      yellow mustard
                                                                                                                      spicy brown mustard
                                                                                                                      pickled jalapenos
                                                                                                                      Claussen sandwich slices
                                                                                                                      Kraft shredded mozz, 5-cheese Italian, and 4-cheese Mexican (sale) plus I think another open package of mozz
                                                                                                                      sliced Sorrento cheese - colby jack and chedder
                                                                                                                      some sliced deli Sara Lee provolone - this is horrid and there is at least 1/2 lb left, but it's still there because my daughter says she'll eat it
                                                                                                                      bottled salad dressing - at least 3, including the Ranch that is the reason the dill is going bad
                                                                                                                      bacon bits

                                                                                                                      Had to cheat and look:
                                                                                                                      butter (always in there - can't believe I forgot)
                                                                                                                      small square of Cabot extra sharp cheddar
                                                                                                                      yes, there is sriracha
                                                                                                                      Kalamata olives
                                                                                                                      Polaner strawberry preserves
                                                                                                                      Bonne Maman blueberry preserves (can't believe I forgot I bought this! - it was refrigerated unopened)
                                                                                                                      sweet relish
                                                                                                                      Swanson organic chicken broth
                                                                                                                      2 leftover chicken wings
                                                                                                                      Frank's red hot
                                                                                                                      hoisin sauce
                                                                                                                      small bottle of water
                                                                                                                      bread (not homemade)
                                                                                                                      4 pork chops
                                                                                                                      sour cream
                                                                                                                      Land O Frost sliced turkey
                                                                                                                      a small bowl of some concoction of my daughter's - mayonnaise mixed with chili-garlic sauce, I think
                                                                                                                      an open package of the Kraft 5-cheese Italian

                                                                                                                      Thanks to DishDelish for replying to this. I finally have my food inspiration back. I have been meh for weeks!

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                                                                                                                      1. re: evewitch

                                                                                                                        Very impressive list! I especially love the asides!! Like the one with the lemon chicken! Great, gave me a good chuckle, thanks!

                                                                                                                          1. re: evewitch

                                                                                                                            Yes, the asides are hilarious, love the one about the Sara Lee cheese. Sounds like my family. =)