Saturday, July 19, 2008

What's in my fridge?

You can tell a lot about a woman by what she carries in her purse. Is she ready for anything like MacGyver? Is she one giant jumbled mess of fuzzy candy and receipts from 2004? Is she a minimalist carrying only the bare essentials?

I believe the same holds true for your refrigerator.

The other day I posted this web site. People from all over the world send in pictures of the inside of their refrigerators. It's bizarrely fascinating...

Half eaten boxes of KFC and pizza boxes or tons of fresh veggies and fruit?
Is it packed to the gills or practically empty?
Which brands do they prefer?
Who needs 6 jars of mustard? and why?

I figured it would be a little too voyeuristic if I didn't share mine. The old "you show me yours. I'll show you mine" idea. So here's my fridge...

I have my Before (Size 28) and After picture on the side of the fridge as a reminder. It helps me to not snack (most days.) I first did this when I got to Size 18 and made a new one last month at size 6.

A few of my obsessions are pictured: Sweet Leaf Diet Original Ice Tea, Sugar Free Land o Lakes Whipped Cream, Justin's Almond Butter, Fage 2% Greek Yogurt, Cottage Cheese & Pineapple, Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Tortillas, Trader Joe's Bruschetta Sauce...

Strangest item: I have a giant jar of maraschino cherries (despite my traumatic 10th birthday experience)

Item I've had the longest: An unopened can of coconut juice I've been meaning to try. Does this expire?

Latest addition: I just bought the summer squash, zucchini and peaches today at the Farmer's Market.

Hi, my name is Eggface and I'm a cheese-o-holic. At any given time I have 10+ types of cheese in my fridge.

The current list: Asiago Pressato (current favorite), Myzithra, Parmesan Reggiano (the good stuff), Parmesan (the cheaper stuff for cooking), Smoked Mozzarella, Regular Mozzarella, Mascarpone, Cotija, Gouda, Edam, Pecorino Romano, Provolone, Tomato Basil Feta, Swirly Cheese Sticks, Cream Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Ricotta and a few bags of Shredded Stuff for cooking, oh and some Kraft American Singles for my kitty Rose (her favorite). I might have missed a few. It's a bizarre addiction.

This must say something about me...

I OCD on cheese.

I'm afraid there may be a cheese shortage and I'm making sure I have my supply.

I was sad as a child when hearing the lyrics "the cheese stands alone" in the "Farmer in the Dell" and vowed never to have MY cheese stand alone ;)

Who knows?

Well that's it. This concludes the Eggface Summer Fridge Tour.

I didn't do the freezer that's just too crowded and unorganized and full of Protein Ice Cream.


Anonymous said...

I am just three and 1/2 weeks post-op and looking forward to eating real food and planning. I have heard that people have problems with cheeses like chevre, brie, blue. I guess all fresh, unprocessed cheeses. Have you found this?

Thanks for all the info...
Leigh in Houston

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Leigh, Congratulations on your recent surgery! Hope the healing is speedy.

Nope. I thought I might have issues with the fat content (dumping) but thankfully I can still have my brie, goat cheese, etc. I love that Saint Andre Triple Cream stuff I just eat it in moderation. Hope it's the same for you.


Anonymous said...

Hello, I was wondering where the farmers market is that you go to. I'm going to be in the Oceanside/Carlsbad area next weekend and was thinking of checking it out, along with the outlet mall of course ;)

Marney in Phoenix

DCY said...

"This must say something about me...

I OCD on cheese.

I'm afraid there may be a cheese shortage and I'm making sure I have my supply.

I was sad as a child when hearing the lyrics "the cheese stands alone" in the "Farmer in the Dell" and vowed never to have MY cheese stand alone ;)

Who knows?"
You are absolutely hilarious! I applaud you and give you three cheeses, Brie! Brie! Brie!

And just so's you know (whether you wanted to know or not (LOL)), I can't handle cheeses post-op.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Marney, Oh you will love the outlets (on Paseo del Norte near the flower fields and Legoland).

The Farmer's Market I go to on Saturday's is about 30 miles away in my town :( Oceanside has a Farmer's Market though on Thursday nights and Carlsbad has one on Wednesday) check out for details and times.


dcy: No cheese?! Oh wow. Is it a lactose thing? Or a dumping thing? It may change I couldn't do a few things in the beginning and now I think I can do most anything. You know besides my personal no-no list.

Doktorchik said...

Ok, I looked at that site and I thought "why am I looking at this?" and then I wasted the next half hour staring into people's fridges. It is oddly addictive, and I guess I'll have to post mine sometime too.

I buy so much cheese now, post-op. I never would have expected that, but while I might not have QUITE as much as you at the moment I know I've got some parmesan (for cooking), some parmesano reggiano (for yum), a block of extra sharp aged cheddar, 2 or three packages of different shredded varieties, sliced muenster, cottage cheese, chevre, some crumbled bleu, and some feta. Oh, I also have some babybels. Oy! My husband thinks I'm very strange, but darn it, cheese is good food!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey another cheese-o-holic ;)

Is that site not a time sucker. Too funny!

Lisa said...

Shelly dont you ever get blocked up from all that cheese? If so How do you handle that...I have been making you recipes and I am now sad harbouring all the cheese so it isn't standing alone :(

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Lisa, No thankfully it doesn't effect me... I am a cheese-o-holic that would not be good ;) I get a lot of my protein each day from cheese.