Have you ever seen quite so many photos of fridges and cupboards in one place? I took my camera into the kitchen this afternoon so I could submit an entry to a blog event I found called "Beyond the Fridge Door - Time to Share Your Hidden Secrets" created by Confessions of a Food Nazi. It sounded like so much fun I couldn't resist!
So, just what is beyond my fridge door? Let's break it down:
Water, Jell-O, low-fat yogurt, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1% and 4% cow's milk, Italian bread, week-old Italian cream cake (leftovers from my stepbrother's birthday), a fruit drawer of peaches, apples and grapes, plastic containers of diced tomatoes and cooked beans, my sourdough starter, blocks of margarine (my baking stash), nasty bacon, porchetta, capicolla and salami (stepfamily's), soft (low-cal) margarine, veggie crisper filled with broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, baby carrots, brussels sprouts, red peppers and lettuce. Whew!
Breadcrumbs, pizza pockets, fish fillets, shrimp, ice cream, a couple types of bread, kaisers, steaks, water bottles, ice cubes, spring rolls, frozen crushed tomatoes, frozen peas, Costco chocolate muffins, Parmesan, hot dogs and ice packs.
Bottom of Main Pantry:
Bottom of Main Pantry:
This is the "communal goods" area... everything not in our fridges or freezers that's food related lives here! Some main players: pasta, cereal, green, orange pekoe, Oolong and herbal teas, coffee, pancake mix, syrup, vinegar, oil, unopened lemon juice, crackers, TVP, Nutella, peanut butter, honey, cocoa powder, oatmeal and Splenda.
Top of Main Pantry:
All the baking and spice stuff lives up here, along with a few big boxes of tea. Most of this is my junk I use for making stuff for the blog... too much for me to list, but all the extracts, sugars and flours are here.
Bottom of Side Pantry:
All the canned beans, soups, tomatoes and fish are in here. As well, all my personal goodies that I don't use for baking (like my almond mik tetras, Liquid Smoke and tofu) are on this side of the pantry.
Top of Side Pantry:
This is my stepfather's domain, or "Land of the Costco Purchase". Here, you'll find giant jars of mixed nuts, bags of tortilla chips and if you look close enough, a jar or two of cheese dip *gag*. I bear no responsibility for this part of the closet!
So, what's hiding in your kitchen caverns?? Send your entry to the event soon - you have until the second of November (I think!).