I am totally fascinated by what people have in their fridges. It’s like peeping into a secret world, drawing back the red curtain, looking under a bed or opening a bathroom medicine chest.
When you peek inside a fridge, you can tell a lot about a person and their lifestyle in an instant. For example, the simple difference between choosing butter or margarine may explain whether they prefer the yummy lifestyle or if they’re on a health kick. If they have a lot of butter on hand, are they a baker who whips up a batch of cookies to comfort themselves or to help others? Is it fancy, locally-made butter? Then perhaps they relish the taste and have a taste for finer things in general. You get the picture, right?
While Shakespeare said “the eyes are the windows to the soul,” I feel fairly certain that some modern-day poets may agree that it’s all about the fridge.
With that in mind, and because it’s a new world and we’re all eating different, healthy things to nurture, feed and care for ourselves and our families (and the first family!), let’s share what’s in our fridge and seek a bit of solace in our likes and dislikes, similarities and differences, and overall unique food lives! But before I ask you all to share, it makes sense for me to fess up first.
What do the contents of my fridge say about me? I’ll let you decide. Here’s what I got:
- Lots of homemade stock (That cool whip container on the bottom shelf is lobster stock)
- Lots of yogurt, fat-free
- Fresh eggs from my local farm, plus bags of hard-boiled eggs from Trader Joe’s for protein pick-me-up
- Green bags filled with veggies (kale and cabbage on the lower shelf)
- Black plastic containers filled with sliced deli meats, also from Trader Joe’s
- Feta cheese and soy milk creamer
- Orange juice, made from frozen cans of concentrate
- Milk, lots of shredded cheese and chicken cutlets
My freezer tells a slightly different story:
- More stock, I love homemade stock
- Bags of some veggies (artichokes and edamame)
- Frozen chicken, turkey and large slab on the top shelf is half a pork belly
- Little tubs of frozen basil, cilantro and garlic (for an emergency)
- Plastic bags filled with locally-roasted coffee beans
- One random frozen burrito (from Trader Joe’s)
How can you get involved? I’ll be sharing the contents of my fridge every single Friday (as that’s often the day we evaluate our food before heading to the markets over the weekend) I hope you do too! Just post photos and a write-up each Friday. Make sure to title your post “FridgeFridays” and, if you Tweet them, tag them with #FridgeFridays, so we can find them all! Now, no cheating: Do not clean up your fridge for your photos. Just embrace what you got and share it as is. We promise to love you no matter what you got in there.