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What’s in my fridge?

Following on from “What’s in my Cupboard?” …
  • Milk – Duh
  • Cheddar Cheese – We have slices and grated (although that lives in the freezer)
  • Parmesan Cheese – An absolute MUST
  • Cream – I buy 600ml bottles and keep at least 2 in the fridge at all times.
  • Sour Cream – It’s not really a must if you’re desperate you can use cream and lemon juice/vinegar but it does come in handy!
  • Cream Cheese – Great for baking, mashed potato and don’t forget it’s great on bagels ;) And it lasts a while unopened.
  • Jalapenos – I love Mexican. Need I say more?
  • Ketchup – Notice I didn’t say Tom sauce? No we buy Ketchup.
  • Anchovies – I’m not a big fan of anchovies, but I do like them melted in oil with sliced garlic and used to flavour a pasta sauce. Not to mention my fave pea dish.
  • Fruit Conserves (Jam, Jelly… whatever floats your boat) – Besides spreading on hot crumpets, it’s great to stir through natural yoghurt, or dollop on top of butter cookies or even for scones w/jam and cream (notice I have the ingredients for devonshire tea at all times!)
  • 2 Kg Tub of Natural Yoghurt – Great for cooking, for eating and marinading. My life changed the second I started buying it in bulk.
  • Fruit Juice – We buy apple juice for Bircher Muesli, it’s a great sugar shot when you’re feeling low but it’s not something that we feed our kids because it’s “healthy” because lets face it… it’s not.
  • At least 3 blocks of unsalted butter at any given time – Call me crazy but after I’ve finished making 60 cupcakes and frosting I am practically half way through it.
  • Around 1-2 dozen eggs at any given time – Omlettes, Fried Rice, Quiche, Scrambled Eggs, Mayo/Bernaise/Hollondaise, Carbonara, any baked goods, Meringue, Pancakes… c’mon who doesn’t know what an egg is good for!
  • Mayonnaise – Not just a spread. Great for making dips, or for using as a binder for bread crumbs (get yourself 1/2 cup may 1 tbsp basil pesto and coat 500gms of chicken breast cut into nugget size then coat with some bread crumbs mixed with parmesan and bake in a hot oven till golden and cooked and you’ve got some AWESOME quick and easy chicken nuggets). Do not buy anything other than whole egg mayo… or I may have to hunt you down. Mayo is NOT supposed to be sweet.
  • Mustard – Dijon, Seeded and American. Dijon is great for marinades, Seeded is great for creamy pasta sauces (or even adding to mash!), American I use in my Potato Salad… strange I know but it is awesome. And everyone knows how awesome any mustard is with ham… right?
  • Minced Garlic – Yes it’s good to have fresh… but it’s very handy to have it on hand anytime too.
  • Minced Ginger – See above.

Ok that’s all for now… I may update this as my brain remembers more…

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3 Responses to “What’s in my fridge?”

  1. Jody says:

    Holy Toledo! What’s in MY fridge?

    ……..Let’s not get into that ;)

  2. Astrid says:

    Trust you to always have fresh cream in the fridge. I have tried that and too much went to waste, so now I only buy if I know I will be using it which is getting better now that I meal plan a bit more.

  3. Mrs Neurotic says:

    Astrid, Sometimes it goes off, but we tend to make recipes with it purposefully just before the use by date!

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