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
1/2 head of iceberg, 1/2 head of romaine, wild arugula
wild onions, parsley, basil
3/4 Rotisserie chicken
peach & watermelon fruit salad
hard boiled eggs, cooked bacon
Bob's Big Boy Roquefort Dressing
Bear Pit BBQ sauce
chicken thighs in a buttermilk-herb marinade
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?
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
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
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 mashed sweet potatoes
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
definitely a small jar of chili-garlic sauce (the one that has seeds)
Jack Daniels BBQ sauce (this stuff is foul)
spicy brown mustard
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
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
Polaner strawberry preserves
Bonne Maman blueberry preserves (can't believe I forgot I bought this! - it was refrigerated unopened)
Swanson organic chicken broth
2 leftover chicken wings
Frank's red hot
small bottle of water
bread (not homemade)
4 pork chops
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!
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
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)
orange juice boxes
cans of pepsi, ginger ale, fruit punch, and diet coke
a whole roaster chicken
bob evans sausage tube
leftover pasta, brown rice, and roasted chicken
lots of condiments and marinades
whipped cream in a can
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!
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
jar of bacon grease
turkey breast cold cuts
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.
ok I just looked and made a list
Grana Padoro cheese
10 Jalapeno Peppers
Pulled pork 2lbs or so made it sunday
Grape and blackberry jam
3 kinds of mustard
thai peanut sauce
red curry paste
sweet munchie cheese
ken's steakhouse Caesar dressing
2 ears corn
danish blue cheese
1/2 red onion
homemade breakfast sausage
grey goose vodka
3 Gala apples
4 Bosc pears
A half bag of onions
A mini crate of kiwis
2 super old bananas
A big sweet potato
Some leftover sushi
Some leftover peanutty shrimp rice
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 ???
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!
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.
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!!
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
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
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,
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
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
I have a lot more than normal because my in-laws keep coming to town to see my new son.
Half and Half
Some sort of salami
Leftover pork tenderlon
Cannelini bean salad
Surely there is more, I just can't think of it all
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
half-empty box of tofu
bottled lemon juice
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
2 large bottle of Perrier
1 bottle Sancerre
Whole-wheat flour tortillas
Sliced: Cheddar, swiss and pepper-jack cheese
1 raw egg // lots of hardboiled eggs
Green olive paste
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
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
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...
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
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!
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!
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.
5 bottles of mustard
Chili garlic paste
Empty 6 pack of modelo
Handle of Captain Morgan "Long Island Iced Tea"
Chicken breasts that have been "defrosting" for days
Moldy chipotle pepper
Yogurt caesar dressing
Empty water bottle
Clearly, I have the makings of an amazing meal in there...
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.
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!
monterey jack cheese
a small container ricotta
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!)
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
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
Better than Bullion (chicken)
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)
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!!)
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)
1/2 can dog food
brown butter sauce
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.
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.
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
I am following Dr. Joshi's 21-day detox. I'm always a vegetarian. I have:
A full Brita water filter
Half a yellow onion and half a red onion
Unsweetened soy milk
Toasted sesame oil
Leftover from before I started the detox is;
Vanilla soy milk
Grapefruit soda (not Fresca; I don't do artificial sweeteners)
Peanut butter (natural)
Sam Adams Boston Lager
Cabot's Seriously Sharp cheddar
Major Grey chutney
Burger's smoked bacon
a prime dry aged steak from Niman Ranch awaiting the grill tomorrow night
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 English cuke
1 dozen local eggs
Homemade Roasted Jalapeno compound melting butter
Portuguese Hot Peppers
jar of roasted red peppers
Rosemary and Garlic Jam
Wild Spiced Blueberry Jam (great on Pancakes)
Greek black olives in brine
sweet chili sauce
Chinese Hot mustard
Other Chinese sauces
Homemade Pickled Jalapenos
Homemade roasted cherry pepper BBQ sauce
chipotles in adobo sauce
whole grain mustard
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!
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.
I starred a few things I really like.
Meyenberg goat milk - lowfat and whole*
Meyenberg goat 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
peanut vinaigrette (Trader Joe's)*
half a small watermelon
homemade blackerry jam that was a gift
block of tamarind paste
feta-stuffed green olives
black olives in brine
can of Hawaiian macadamia coffee
quarter of homemade lite Too Much Chocolate cake*
vac-pac of lotus root slices
hot Dusseldorf white mustard
Mae Ploy sweet chili sauce*
bottle of green peppercorns
bottle of capers
raw agave nectar (from Whole Foods)*
about 14 limes
about 5 lemons
2 peeled green papayas
mild red and green chilies
whole grain mustard
homemade loquat jam
kaffir lime leaves
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.
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.
re: Boccone Dolce
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.
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.
Various cheeses, and condiments
Bok choy, spinach, leaf lettuce, green onion, garlic chive, summer savory, oregano, asparagus, carrots, sugar snap peas, turnips, radishes
cold brew coffee, humus, english muffin, yeast, roasted peppers, pickles, a salami, chicken tamales. I think we need more beer...
Just came back from Trader Joe's:
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)
The usual Mirepoix ingred: celery, carrot, onion
Tetrabox of Chicken broth
Oyster sauce, Hoisin sauce, hot sauce
Organic Omega 3 Brown eggs
That's by memory..probably another 50 items...my memory???
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....
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! '-)
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
- 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
- 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)
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
7 bottles of salad dressing
Minute Maid lemon juice - 3
limes and lemons
a roast thawing out for tonight
this is tough but i like the nosy aspect of it:)
ok, what i can remember from work:
several sticks of butter
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
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)
1/2 red onion
leftover cut-up peaches from dessert last night
oh, and a monstrous brita pitcher
I haven't been home in a while so the fridge is a bit bare:
A few ounces each of Cotswold and Huntsman cheeses
Thai crab paste
Tom yum paste
Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce
Dark soy sauce
Tropicana light fruit punch
1 Miller Lite
2 bottles Heineken Light
Bird's eye chilies
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
Fresh bunch of asparagus
1 red pepper
1/2 green pepper
1/2 yellow pepper
2 florets of broccoli
1/2 kilo of cherry tomatoes
3 punnets of blackberries
2 punnets of raspberries
bunch of red grapes
3 kiwi fruits
2 salmon fillets
half a tub of ricotta cheese
some low-fat hoummous
Pecorino Romano cheese
French goat's cheese
Port Salut cheese (horrible stuff...impulse buy gone wrong)
Wholegrain chilli mustard
Sundried tomato paste
Low-fat natural yogurt
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
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
Red leaf lettuce
Maseca masa harina
Salsa de Chile Arbol
Salsa de tomatillo y aguacate
Pico de gallo
Muenster cheese--generic American style not the real stuff
pickled thai chiles
homemade habanero sauce
smoked turket cold cuts
some old winter savory
a dry French cheese--Minneola or something like that.
I'm going to take a peek now to see what I'm missing
Peas (sauted in butter)
leftover Chinese food from Sunday
Chocolate Soy Milk
Roasted Red Bell Peppers
Lots of assorted jarred hot sauces
left over milanese braised pork shoulder
Tommy's Margarita mix
More than I care to even think about--Imagine my Freezer....Scary..
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
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)
Trader Joe's gnocci
chipotles in adobo sauce
extra sharp cheddar
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).
about 1/4 cantalope cut into chunks
1 bunch fresh broccoli
1 bag mixed baby spring lettuces
1 English cuke
1 small tub plain Greek yogurt
a bottle of champagne
1 dozen organic/cage free eggs
8 ounces baby portobellos
Brita water pitcher
6 pack Negro Modelo
about 4 ounces left thin-slice Black Forest ham
lots of condiments, about 1/3 basic American, 1/3 Asian flavors, 1/3 Mexican/South American