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You know I love to eat and I love to share recipes and I love to talk about food. So this week’s topic is all about food. At least I hope it’s about food since it’s 10 Things in Your Refrigerator Right Now.

  1. Leftover beef stew. I made this for the game on Sunday and we’ll be having the leftovers for dinner tonight. Like any good stew, it will taste even better today, I’m sure.
  2. An oven-stuffer-roaster. This is for dinner tomorrow night. I bought the smallest roaster I could find and couldn’t help remembering the days when I used to buy the largest.
  3. Zucchini. Our CSA is just about over but we still got some zucchini last week.
  4. Three pickling cukes. Again from the CSA.
  5. Milk. I don’t drink it (ever!) and it’s 1%. I’m trying to convince Dale to drop down to skim but he’s resisting.
  6. Butter. Real butter. Not margarine and not butter flavored crap but real butter. I’d rather use less and have that taste then use more and have it taste like chemicals.
  7. Eggs. They are from the store right now but I like it much better when they come from Sharon’s chickens.
  8. Cheese. Probably too much cheese. I’m pretty sure right now there is American and Swiss along with Extra Sharp Cheddar and some Pepper Jack. We love cheese at our house.
  9. Beer. Goes without saying, doesn’t it?
  10. Stuffed quahogs. I bought these to eat while we watched the football game on Sunday but we stuffed ourselves on potato skins and stuffed mushrooms and that was before we even had the beef stew so the quahogs are waiting for another time. I love them with lots of Tabasco sauce!

That’s my fridge. One of these days we’ll have to talk about the freezer, too.

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  1. Too funny! Our last meal in Maine was leftovers! This included a wonderful beef stew. Last night, first night in Ct., was an oven stuffer roaster. Great leftovers for sandwiches and salads. Real butter is in my frig too, along with some margarine for DH. No zucchini, cukes or quahogs!

  2. Eggs from farmer’s market, white wine, 1% milk cuz skim is just nasty, bacon, lots of cheese here too, apples, lettuce, beets, real butter and the smart kind too, and cabbage from the garden to name a few.

  3. I finally managed to post along with your idea for the week…found humor in the topic since this week my fridge is the itty bitty cube one in a hotel.

  4. I love your blog. I “found” you as I was looking at knitting blogs, and while I love to see your knitting (that wedding shawl was a work of art!), I’ve also gotten some of my favorite recipes from you (Hilary’s chicken, for example) is a new family favorite here.

  5. I think it’s so funny that you’re trying to get Dale to switch to skim milk. I’m working on getting Jeff from 2% to 1% right now…baby steps! He just switched to diet soda about a month ago, so I’m not pressuring him too hard on the milk thing yet 🙂

  6. I have to second your comment about butter. I have been reading nutrition books lately and it seems like everything I am reading is saying to cut back on dairy or cut it out completely. I bought some Smart Balance spread. Yuck. I gave up dairy for 14 years. Not sure I can do it again.

  7. Amen on the butter. I completely agree.

    My refrigerator right now has an overabundance of unopened cottage cheese containers. I get milk delivery at my house and “forgot” to cancel the cottage cheese a couple of weeks and now I am overwhelmed. Made a huge casserole last night using it and am planning another tomorrow night; cottage cheese pancakes on the weekend.

    Wish me luck.

  8. We have many of the same things in our fridge, too. Smith grilled a full chicken Sunday night and we have half left for tonight. Yesterday we bought a small freezer to house the garden harvest. You believe in real food and we do too!!

  9. YUM! That beef stew looks delicious on this rainy day here in NJ!! Care to share the recipe?? Pretty please!

  10. I am 100% with you on the cheese. I wish I had some right now. I also wish we had zucchini. We finally ran out and have to get more because we’ve all become addicted to zucchini bread.

    I have no idea what a quahog is.

  11. I’m with Dale. I can’t stand skim milk. We drink 1% and are all very happy with it–it’s healthy but actually has some flavor. And isn’t, you know, BLUE.

  12. My fridge has everything yours does – minor differences: the quahogs (clams – I’m from NY so everything is a clam to me) are sitting in there ready to be eaten raw (not by me thank you very much). Hubby’s milk is organic whole (he won’t switch to lowfat and I have no interest in drinking it at all). And yes – real butter is where it’s at! Oh – and I don’t have a chicken or stew but we do have some eggplant parmegiana! And I can’t get into the condiments and sauces that hubby collects…..

  13. Really? No other links yet? Goodness. We also have butter instead of margerine. The fat is the same amount, so it may as well be a healthier source. And the zukes, yes we have lots of them, are actually in the refrigerator in the garage, I kept my list to the house refrigerator. I have a son playing football and a daughter playing Volleyball and a daughter cheerleading. Lots of practices.

  14. We love leftover stews and soups, they taste so much better the next day. I try to make them the day before we plan on eating that meal. And no margarine for us, it’s the real butter. With milk I cannot get lower than 2%. I would love to use whole milk but my daughter resists. I would come over any time for dinner.

  15. Actually he might want to switch to whole milk. Skim milk has a ton of sugar (not added sugar but your body treats it exactly the same), and fat is not the demon it has been made out to be (sugar is the real demon).

    So on a related note, yay for you on the real butter. I eat plenty of butter (organic, unsalted if I can get it). It’s good for you and makes everything taste good. Trans fats are present in butter substitutes and they are one of the worst things you can eat.

    While I can’t do cheese or beer, the rest of your fridge sounds super yummy, so many awesome proteins. Can I come over for dinner? 🙂

  16. Amen on the butter here as well! MUCH rather have the real stuff.

    I am with you on the lots of cheese, although I’m not sure there IS such a thing as too much cheese.

  17. I’m with you on the butter, too. Just like I won’t substitute for real sugar, I won’t substitute for butter. I don’t use that much as I have to watch my dairy intake (skim products are the norm here), but I do think the substitutes are more harmful than the real item. I’m sure there are people who would argue, but that’s my stand!

  18. I had to google quahog! I grew up with pismo clams. Perhaps you’ll share a quahog recipe? Happy Tuesday!

  19. I didn’t get around to blogging yesterday but it wouldn’t have been hard – milk, eggs, mayonnaise, apples…just stuff that’s usually in there. I really need to get to the store!

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