Wednesday, May 15, 2019

What Foods Are Always In Your Refrigerator?

Sitting  in Tupperware, strawberries are to the left and potatoes for a potato salad are to the right. Juniper Valley milk is delicious! 
I just got back from the supermarket ... as this morning I ran out of milk. It got me thinking: There are certain food items I restock immediately and never let myself go a day without them.

So the blog question of the day is: What food(s) trigger a run to the supermarket in your home? They must always be in your cupboard or refrigorator to eat or drink?

Here are some of mine:

1) a gallon of milk
2) dozen eggs
3) bag of carrots
4) ground coffee
5) cheddar cheese, extra sharp
6) saltine crackers
7) cans of tuna
8) cans of whole tomatoes
9) cans of cooked beans - red kidney, pink, or pinto
10) fresh fruit -- however, I mix it up, so not aways the same ones: strawberries, blueberries, oranges, bananas, avocados, pears, apples (and sometimes all of them).
11) Fresh and frozen vegetables - I mix these up too: green beans, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprout. These will change, whereas a bag of fresh carrots is a constant. There is always a bag of whole carrots in my refrigerator.
12) onions, 2 lb bag
13)  Idaho or Eastern potatoes, 5 lb bag
14) whole wheat flour, 5 lb bag
15) all-purpose flour, 5 lb bag
16) sugar, 4 lb bag and a jar of honey
17) Nuts - most often walnuts and dry roasted peanuts (technically, not a nut)
18) black and green tea bags (to make hot, or homemade kombucha
19) oatmeal, a big round 42 ounce box - I use it for breadcrumbs or quick meals.
20) peanut butter (from the health food store, 100% peanuts)! - for snacks, cooking and sandwiches.

I left off condiments or my list would be ridiculously long. Neither bread nor meat are on my list. I can make biscuits or bread with flour as needed. 

As long as I have protein at home running out of meat won't trigger a supermarket run. Yet running out of milk or eggs always will!

How about you? What makes you skedaddle to the supermarket prompt-o? 

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  2. Dearest Debbie,
    Both of us have no longer milk or other dairy products in our diets, only soy milk and for me Trader Joe's low sugar soy milk. Cheese is also off the chart so we have to be very selective and careful. Some low cholesterol cheese is fine. We used to buy the vegan cheese but that is no longer available. Wonder why? Americans don't care enough to live healthier? It makes it extra hard for those that want to stick to their doctor's prescribed diet.
    Bananas and fresh fruits are always on our list, so are avocados and also eggs. We boil them and eat one without the yolk for lunch.
    Bread we freeze and have in stock.
    Sending you hugs,

    1. Interesting, Mariette!

      I love milk and cheese and am happy to be able to consume dairy. I have a checkup every year so know it's fine for me to have. Eggs went from healthy to unhealthy to healthy again. I'd always follow whatever my doctor advices. She or he knows a patient's special needs best.

      Thanks for contributing! :)

    2. Debbie, you sure enjoy eating it all; while you are allowed to! ❤️

    3. I try to eat everything in moderation. Although I enjoy food, I don't live to eat, I eat to live. And I could give up anything that would upset my health. I belive I could.