Re: What's in your fridge?
posted at 9/16/2010 1:09 PM EDT
In Response to What's in your fridge?
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Life was busier a month ago, one daughter off to college, and another in high school, but here goes.
We have three refrigerators plus a full size freezer in the basement. One is in my wife's home office, she has eleven employees that come and go from our home. So there is a full size frig used for them, their dailiy lunches, drinks, and whatever else we need room for.
Secondly, we have frig for "drinks only" in our breezeway, the breezeway connects to the pool and back yard, which was very busy this summer. We got tired of trying to fit everyones favorite soda/water/juice/etc in our kitchen frig. My wife is Coke-Zero addict, so we keep about 15-20 cans on hand at most times. Then there is the bottled water, our town water is OK for cooking etc, but it doesn't taste that great, we've also had a few issues with boil noticies over the years. We stock up at BJ's and keep a lot of Poland Spring on hand, although we have a daughter that swears "Dasani" tastes better, whatever. Then there is the leftover soda and juice from the pool parties and cookouts that you always have.
The Kitchen frig is my domain, I do all of the grocery shopping, and most of the cooking in the house, so I rule this appliance. Ten or so types of salad dressing, from the basic Ken's, to a few Fat-Free choices, and a few for marinating meat. Skim milk only, Oj w/calcium, fat-free Coffee-Mate-French-Vanilla, basic condiments, grey Poupon, Franks hot-sauce, miscelaneous pickles and such. Real Butter for cooking and popcorn, "I-can't Believe light" for everything else, Egglands Best eggs, pie-crust premade rolls, biscuit dough in a tube, fresh pizza dough from the bakery section, and any number of leftover containers. More on Monday, fewer by Thursday because I shop on Fridays after work, I go alone and have been doing it for 20 years. Feta cheese, parm cheese block, deli-american, and usually some mozzorella or provolone. Turkey dogs, turkey kielbasa, and oocasionally some deli-turkey for sandwiches. Veggies consist of whatever is in season, usually the basic salad stuff, plus red onion (always), summer squash, green beans, eggplant, peppers, carrots and celery. I make a lot of home-made pizza, off-the-wall pasta dishes, and a lot of salads and wraps during the week. On the weekends, I tend to make more sit-down meals for when the family is together.
The freezer is stocked with meat, chicken, sturdy breads, ice cream/frozen yogurt, frech fries, etc.