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Thursday, April 27, 2006

What's in your fridge?

This is a picture of the GE Monogram Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator. Pretty, no? GE just introduced a 41-cubic-foot refrigerator, price: $31,999.

I was reading an article today about the trend of having larger and larger refrigerators in home kitchens, and I wondered, "What do people keep in those things?" Here at the Darwin household our fridge usually looks a little bare because other than dairy or fresh vegetables or leftovers, we don't normally have a huge amount of food that requires refrigeration. Someone bringing me a meal after baby was born commented, "This is the fullest I've ever seen your fridge!"

Is your fridge full? What's in it? Does anyone actually keep their refrigerator as neat as the one in the picture here? What are we missing out on here?

14 comments:

Fidei Defensor said...

Two cans of Mountian Dew is all we got

jenny said...

Our fridge is always full. The reason: Costco. Oh, and homebrewing. At least half a shelf is always dedicated to beer. But when someone walks in the door unexpectedly (like last night), they can have a hot dinner in minutes.

barbfromcincy said...

My fridge goes from one extreme to the other....
I hate grocery shopping, so I do a major shopping every 3 weeks or so...then my fridge is packed full. I buy fresh produce and milk as I need it from a small local grocery when I run out after the big trip. It's been almost 2 weeks since I've had a major trip, so the fridge is starting to empty out. I've only had to stop and get some lunchmeat and milk once since the big trip. So..next week will be another major trip and a super full fridge. I do find that I spend less money on groceries this way too...
A blessed day to all of you!!

Father Martin Fox said...

What's in my fridge?

A few eggs, some cheese, pickles, condiments, some butter, milk.

Then, here's what takes up a lot of room: pop, beer and wine.

MomLady said...

Our fridge always seems full, but a lot of the space is taken up by bread making ingredients such as soy flour or sour dough starter or ground flax seed. Then there's the big container of Kalamata olives we got at Costco...

rhonda lugari said...

momlady, from your fridge I want the sour dough starter and the big container of Kalamata olives.

Father Martin can just give me his beer and wine.

Mrs. Darwin, I want those farm fresh eggs I KNOW you have in there.

There, that would be the end of the dreaded grocery shopping for me.
I'm with barb on that.

CMinor said...

Looking at that pic all I can think is, "twice (or three times?) as much to clean..."

Big Tex said...

We've got a lot of standards, milk, eggs, cheese, condiments. Mead, BEER, and Leftovers. Lots of leftovers. Mrs. Tex is one of 10 and learned her culinary skills cooking for them. She's a great cook, but struggles to make just enough for our meager family of 4 + 1. The benefit is that leftovers make for easy lunches.

momlady said...

Yeah, I forgot condiments. In our family it was always the man of the house who was buying fancy condiments, and they take up a lot of room and don't get used up quickly.

Darwin said...

Our own fridge tends heavily towards left-overs and condiments, plus dairy, and the wet bar shelf in the door (currently inhabited by gin, tonic and beer -- in accordance with the season).

Although we lay in fruit and vegetables every week, the girls have a bad habbit of stealing and eating all bananas, apples, carrots, and just about anything else easily carried away and munched, so we usually run out of those within 2-3 days of going shopping.

We seldom get around to buying much meat, so that also reduces the fridge presence.

bearing said...

Oh you poor thing. Your children eat all your carrots.

Darwin said...

Well, usually they eat half the carrot and then abondon the rest of it in the bin of building blocks or behind the couch or somewhere creative like that...

At least they throw the apples away when they're done.

The Opinionated Homeschooler said...

Half the top shelf of our fridge is devoted to petri dishes containing agar jelly, for biology experiments. Some are suspending the growth of certain interesting bacterial colonies.

Let's just say, around here you don't blindly reach for the cottage cheese.

Hey, thanks for coming to the Share today! Nothing like meeting a virtual friend "in the flesh."

MrsDarwin said...

Sharon --

Good to meet you too! I hope we see more of each other. I'm looking forward to meeting more of the local homeschoolers. I'm always delighted to find new people who can benefit from my accumulated wisdom of the years. :)

I'll never look at cottage cheese the same way again, though.