Thursday, 10 May 2012

In the fridge today

Sometimes the fridge has not much more in it than a couple of bottles of milk, a few more bottles of wine and a tired looking half-lemon.  But mostly it is a good place - full of possibilities and tasty tidbits.
Inside the fridge

This morning it has the following in it:
  • beef mince (uncooked)
  • smoked streaky bacon (uncooked)
  • three quarters of a roast chicken
  • one portion of stewed fruit (blueberries and plums)
  • 1 litre homemade chicken stock
  • a box of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 large pots homemade natural yogurt - one full and one nearly finished
  • 5 sticks of rhubarb
  • 4 leeks
  • a bowl of leftover curried potatoes and onions
  • a box of leftover chicken curry and spicy rice, for Graham's lunch tomorrow
  • a head of celery
  • a box of mushrooms
  • 6 peppers
  • 2 heads of broccoli
  • a box of rocket
  • 100g homemade shortcrust pastry
  • 8 carrots
  • 1 packet of feta cheese
  • half a goat's cheese
  • butter - 2 boxes of lurpak spreadable, and 2 blocks of the real thing
  • 2 blocks of mature cheddar cheese
  • 4 pints of milk
  • half a tired looking lemon
  • no wine
I am menu planning today - rummaging through my favourite recipe books and being inspired.  There's going to be a big pan of chilli-con-carne made tomorrow, and a rhubarb crumble baked at some point over the weekend.  I'm still undecided about what to do with the chicken stock and roast chicken - there are too many tempting possibilities to choose from.

And I need to buy some wine.


  1. Once again I am amazed at our foodie similarities. Mine often looks remarkably similar down to the exact same yogurt container with the exact same amount of yogurt in it. And what a fab idea for a post -love a list post.

  2. oooh, that is very impressive! and has also helped inspire my Tesco trip shortly.I need to know how you managed to roast a whole chicken and only use a quarter of it though?! it wouldn't have lasted long here..I am making rhubarb and ginger vodka this weekend.Shall bring you some when we next meet up xx

  3. I thought I was looking at Sue's fridge (hangs head in fridge chaos shame....)

  4. Oooh I do love a neat fridge! I have both rhubarb crumble and rhubarb compote in ours at the minute and still haven't made a dent in our rhubarb supply!

    K x

  5. what an organized fridge. ill have to do this post too. might eat all the junk first :)

  6. How come you haven't got a WHOLE shelf of jam/marmalade/pickle taking up a big fat chunk of fridge?
    I am officially in awe : )

  7. Chicken and butternut squash risotto, with feta on top, of course! That's the stock and chicken gone. My fridge currently has 2 out of date yoghurts, a rack of ribs, and some mince in. And the obligatory whole shelf of chutneys in varying stages of "safe to eat".

  8. I want to swap my fridge for yours. Mine is not nearly so useful. It is full of frubes and cheese strings, oh the shame.


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