Saturday, February 23, 2008

Confessions of a Gourmet:

As I'm putting stuff back in my refrigerator I realized I have some food addictions and compulsions. I mean, everyone has condiments, right? The staples, mayo, mustard, catsup, eggs, milk … “normal stuff” .. and I bet in “normal” quantities too. I on the other hand …. Seem to be not so “normal” (SHUT UP! I know this is not a ground breaking revelation) … in that I have entire collections of the basics:

Mustard Addiction:

  • Cranberry Mustard
  • Dijon Mustard
  • "Country" Dijon Mustard
  • Whole Seed Dijon Mustard
  • "Seeds -n-Suds" (Red Seal Ale) Mustard
  • Spicy Mustard

Jelly Compulsion:

  • Red Currant Jelly
  • Blackberry Jam
  • Red Jalapeno Pepper Jelly
  • Seedless Raspberry Jam
  • Swiss Plum Preserves
  • Mint Jelly
  • Peach Preserves
  • Apricot Jelly
  • Adriatic Fig Spread
  • Orange Marmalade
  • Grape Jelly

Cheese Collection:

  • Goat cheese rolled in rosemary
  • Parmesano Reggiano
  • Pecorino Romano
  • Provolone
  • Colby Jack
  • Mozzarella
  • Pepper Jack
  • Aged Cheddar

Other condiments:

  • Apple chutney
  • Rhubarb chutney
  • Tube of Tomato Paste
  • Tube of Anchovy Paste
  • Soy Sauce
  • Lite Soy Sauce
  • Fish Sauce
  • Hoisin Sauce
  • Sweet Chili Sauce

*le sigh*

So much stuff – thank goodness I was able to save it all! (small note: Why are refrigerators and freezer made so difficult to clean?? grrr)

(ps: this does not cover the sour dough starter stockpile, the marinade miscellany, nor the “homemade sauces/reductions” acquisitions).

What assemblages are hiding in YOUR refrigerator?


Bob said...

you don't want to know what's growing in my fridge. anyway - with a list like that - you can set another plate for supper. with a collection like that on hand, you're bound to be a gourmand of the highest order!

Anonymous said...

Let's see - I have ONE mustard that He likes; I have ONE mayo that I like; ONE flavor yogurt that HE likes; 2 jellys that we ea ch like; ONE kind of lettuce that I like; his eggbeaters; my eggs; ONE kind of milk that we both drink; ONE cottage cheese that I like; ONE sourdough starter that we BOTH like; seems sorta limited by your standards, doesn't it ! *o*
None of those green stuffs from the veggie dept.; infact I hear the sourdough being mixed up for breakfast, tomorrow ! Seems sorta limited, eh ? *o* tp

Christopher Paquette said...

seems like a totally normal fridge collection to me.....

p.s. why is the soy sauce in the fridge?

I H8 24 said...

Veggies, water, fat free shredded cheeses, fat free margarine spreads, and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray, couple of bottles of wine, cokes, diet cokes, cranberry juice, mustard, Fat Free Miracle Whip and Mayo, some fresh largemouth bass, and of course a block of 2% VELVEETA!!!!!

Geggie said...

I have totally werido stuff myself. I love it.

So, wanna try to catch up this week?

Gina Elizabeth said...'re not the only one without critiques done!!!! Thank God I have off of work tomorrow! I'll have to call to find out which one's are due, since I can't find half of my junk anymore from living out of my car! And if I call, it will only be because you are sweet enough to e-mail me your number again. (I couldn't find my *ss if it weren't attached to me right now!) I'm helter skelter right now...and also in the process of a career jump.