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#1 cezanne

Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

So what is in your fridge?

I grew up with the saying "if you're hungry eat some fruit or some bread". So I guess I just don't have the knack of stocking fridge snacks.

My fridge has loads of 'stuff that goes on bread/toast', condiments galore, staples (milk, eggs, veges etc) but honestly there's not much that you would grab for a snack. The freezer (boringly) has loads of stuff for many a dinner, but obviously only snacks that need to be defrosted.

SO tell me - what is in your fridge that mine is lacking.

#2 mycrazylife

Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:25 PM

mine sounds like yours, although there is usually a container of leftovers that I tend to have for lunch the next day

#3 Amy 1976

Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:29 PM

The snacks in my fridge are apples, carrots, yoghurt or cheese. Also butter, vegemite and jam for putting on toast.

When I was a kid, a snack meant toast, cereal, fruit or vita weets with butter and vegemite.

Eta my DP likes to snack on ham so sometimes that's in the fridge too.

Edited by Amy 1976, 16 February 2013 - 08:31 PM.

#4 Green Door

Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:29 PM

Fruit fruit and more fruit. Each day I also cut up cheese, carrot, cucumber,  salami and olives. So they have a platter to snack from

#5 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:35 PM

milk, butter, juice, diff cheeses, range of sauces, jam, tomatoes, pizza, fizzy drink and soda stream bottles, chocolate and caramel dipping sauce, dog food

I buy meals daily though and my cupboards are packed with snacks and packet meals meals.

#6 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

Amy, vegemite does not belong in the fridge.

#7 ~sydblue~

Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:39 PM

Cheese(3 different types)
Heineken Beer
Crown Lager
Passion Pop
Cucumber face wipes
Aloe vera gel
1 piece of Adriano Zumbo Mirror Cake
6 Up & Go poppers

Can't think of what else.

#8 mindy05

Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:40 PM

My DD got into the fridge this morning and gave it its first big clean out in ages. She threw out at least 2 bags of rubbish- leftovers that haven't been eaten, old veggies, jars of out of date stuff. So I'm not really sure what's left now. I know there are a lot of cheeses, butter, marg, and a few spreads. And a couple of veggies and salad items.

#9 Bazinga

Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:42 PM

The usual heaps of fruit and veg, some breads and condiments. I have carrot sticks and celery for dipping into organic peanut butter. I also make protein balls and cheesy quinoa patties for quick snacks.

#10 Genabee

Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:43 PM

We prepare everything from scratch. So there is very little packet food in the fridge/freezer or pantry.

We always have a bottle of wine in the fridge. Fresh fruit and veg. Cheeses, condiments... Ham sometimes. Butter/marg... DH usually takes leftovers for lunch the next day, or we eat them the next night. If I've made a big batch of something, I freeze it in portions.

To be honest, our fridge often looks empty.

DD knows she can eat fruit whenever she wants a snack. She helps herself to apples, bananas and pears from the bottom shelf in the pantry. I tend to 'snack' on sandwiches, when there is bread around.

We do have a supply of rice crackers and corn thins in the pantry. And I make popcorn in the popcorn makers and bake any biscuits/cake we have...

I am guilty of having a block of chocolate floating around...

#11 katieface84

Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:43 PM

Hilo milk, juice, coke zero, wine, eggs, cheese, ham, yoghurt, fruit and veg, heaps of condiments, lindt choccies, olives and pickled onions, leftovers, butter, salsa and a few bits n pieces.

Edited by katieface84, 16 February 2013 - 08:45 PM.

#12 Iliketoflounce

Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

Squeek vegemite does belong in the fridge.

who know what is in my fridge

#13 noonehere

Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:45 PM

fruit purees

home made muffins
loads of mixed meats
frozen berrys
corn cobs
green bean
spag bol left overs

#14 Soontobegran

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

Top shelf .....2 litres of Rev and 500 mls of Oatmilk
                   4 pump bottles of water
                   1 mini bottle of Baileys

Second shelf...Tupperware lettuce crisper
                     half a dozen Toy Story yoghurts
                     Tupperware containers of left over Chinese dinner
                     500mls of light sour cream
                     250 mls of whipping cream
                     Tub of garlic butter

Third shelf ...Tupperware container of cold roast chicken
                    Two deli crispers of ham and strasburg
                    Crisper full of assorted apples
                    Tupperware crisper of celery

Bottom shelf...Half a watermelon
                     Bag of grapes
                     Punnet of strawberries
                     Bag of mandarins

In the crisper.. Red and Green capsicum
                      Bag of carrots
                      Head of broccoli
                      2 zucchini
                      1 cucumber
                      Bag of sno peas.
                      1 paper bag of VERY old mushrooms

In the door... Eggs
                    Assorted cheeses
                    Assorted chutneys and relishes
                    Assorted mayos and other stuff

Bottom of door...2 litres of Coke Zero and 2 litres of Coke
                         2 litres of orange juice and 2 litres of apple juice

Thanks to this thread I realise I must clean my fridge.

ETA I forgot the freezer :-)

Edited by soontobegran, 16 February 2013 - 09:02 PM.

#15 Amy 1976

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:04 PM

QUOTE (squeekums @ 16/02/2013, 09:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Amy, vegemite does not belong in the fridge.

Normally I'd agree with you but I have an ant plague at the moment and I have to keep everything in the fridge. The ants even got into my stock cubes recently.

#16 The Awesome One

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:18 PM

LOTS of fruit, bananas, apples, nectarines, carrots, cherry tomatoes, oranges, mandarins, and cheese that the kids can help themselves to at any time. Then most fortnights I make muffins (though I have been rather slack lately at doing it), we had blueberry muffins last week that were just finished yesterday. Then of course there's the usual milk, cooking sauces, butter, marg, a variety of medicines that need to be refrigerated etc.

In the pantry are things like rice crackers, vitabix, dried fruit, and a tub of biscuits (though the kids are not allowed to help themselves to the biscuits). Then again the usual cooking sauces, oil, cereal, herbs and spices, packet mixes, flour, sugar, milo, coffee, tea etc.

#17 KLF84

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:22 PM

I have only recently been converted to keeping vegemite in the fridge.

I used to wonder why my vegemite used to get a funny smell about it after a while until a lady at work put my jar in the fridge and I asked why and she said its something to do with the yeast.

I no longer have smelly vegemite. It still spreads the same.

Back to the op, my fridge contains:

Milk, yogurt, cooking cream, tuna, variety of cheeses, bottled water, cordial, soda water, apples, watermelon, cucumber, carrots, dip, half an onion, sauces, spreads, beer, poppers, fruit cups, butter, sometimes ham, salami, bacon

#18 JaneLane

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:25 PM

Pizza cheese
Blue cheese
Parmesan cheese
Cheddar cheese
Goats cheese
Sweet potatoes
Red Cabbage
Fresh oregano
Tomato paste
Passata sauce

Pitta bread
Mountain bread
Sliced cape seed loaf
Pumpkin soup
Vegetable soup
Vegetable curry puffs

#19 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:25 PM

QUOTE (Minnieme4me @ 16/02/2013, 09:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Squeek vegemite does belong in the fridge.

who know what is in my fridge

Im sorry minne, you talkin crazy!  biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Amy 1976 @ 16/02/2013, 09:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Normally I'd agree with you but I have an ant plague at the moment and I have to keep everything in the fridge. The ants even got into my stock cubes recently.

blink.gif  EVIL ANTS!
They need edumacating on the needs of vegemite  biggrin.gif

#20 Perpetual

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:25 PM

Coke Cans (DH)
Monster Cans (DH)

Sliced Cheese
Shredded Cheese
Cheese Triangle
2 x Feta with something

Tomato and Bean Soup (my snack food)
Defrosting mince
Rainbow Salad
Baby Cos
1/4 Watermelon
4 x Apples

Variety of salad dressings and aioli
Corn Relish
Spicy Vegetable Relish

Orange Juice

Edited by WinterDancesHere, 16 February 2013 - 09:26 PM.

#21 cezanne

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:27 PM

Okay, so I don't feel so bad!! You guys have much the same as I do. I always wondered why my fridge seemed so empty!

All the fruit we have gets eaten within three days ( a lot of it!) and only some - like watermelon and ripe plums etc make it to the fridge.

Just goes to show that I need a lot more freezer space than fridge space.

And, for the record, my vegemite belongs inthe fridge   biggrin.gif

#22 Guest_*SnowFlower*_*

Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:27 PM


Edited by *SnowFlower*, 20 February 2013 - 04:00 PM.

#23 Done

Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

if you use butter or margarine and then use the same knife with your vegemite it should go in the fridge. Your vegemite will be contaminated with butter/margerine and that is more likely what makes your vegemite smell when kept in the cupboard. See what your butter and margarine smell like when they are kept in the cupboard.

#24 bryce's-mummy

Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:28 PM

I am interested in seeing what ideas people come up with too. My fridge is usually quite barren. I always do have cheese, eggs and jam. And apples, pears and the occasional orange. Plus milk, water, tomato sauce and yoghurt. And that is usually it.

But growing up we weren't allowed to eat in-between meals. Our fridge was always empty. Just generally consisting of milk, water and a little bit of butter and cheese. I will admit to sneaking dog (carob) chocolate as we never had anything to eat.

#25 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:38 PM

There is a plastic container at the back of the fridge with the icing flowers from our wedding cake (25 years old), four jars of mint jelly, a brown container that I can't remember what is in it, medication for DDs horse and the usual eggs, milk, marg, butter, bacon and cheese.

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