This week’s writing prompt was hard for me… hence the “challenge” I guess. To be honest, I’ve always been quite embarrassed by my fridge ever since I have lived on my own. I feel like I never have enough food in there, or I have expired food and forget to throw it out. I remember when I first started dating my hubby, he looked in the bottom “crisper” drawer to see if I had a tomato and found an old apple that had literally shrunk and shriveled like a prune. It was embarrassing but funny. Then my mom recently came to visit and looked in my empty freezer and was horrified that I didn’t have pounds and pounds of meat saved up for “a rainy day”. So…if you want the raw truth, keep reading…here’s what’s in my fridge:
I only buy milk when I want to make pancakes with my favorite mix ever (no, I don’t make them from scratch like my Papa but they are still pretty tasty.)
Not sure why I always buy the brown ones but I do. Maybe because they remind me of my grandparents' farm. Here’s a rare picture of my Papa on the farm. He never poses for pictures so I have to sneak around to capture him.
3) Pillsbury Dinner Rolls and Mini Sausages
I always keep these on hand. In a pinch, you can make pigs-in-a-blanket for breakfast or for an appetizer and look like you have it all together.
4) Pot Pie
This is random but I have a pre-made pot pie from the Texas Pie Company. It is delicious and all you have to do is pop it in the oven. Here is their cute storefront located in Kyle, Texas. It makes me smile.
These aren’t actually in the fridge but I have a bunch of them on hand. Ever since I heard that Tim Tebow (my favorite past Florida Gator) eats like 8 of them a day, I can’t get enough of them either. I like them plain, with mayo, or mixed with tomatoes and Italian dressing on top for a little red and green salad.
6) Cold Brew Coffee
If you’ve read my blogs before, you know that I’m a coffee lover. These little cans are a new favorite, especially on hot days.
And sadly, that’s about all I have folks. I’m a minimalist when it comes to keeping food on hand. I prefer to plan a meal and go out and get the ingredients that day…or go out to eat!!! Do you tend to keep a lot on hand? What are some necessities that you have to have?
Thanks for reading! Enjoy your weekend. I’ll be back next Friday with the next blog challenge: What is your earliest memory?