10 things you’ll find in the Conciliotto fridge

One of the most fun things I did last year was to sum up some cool parts of our family’s life as part of the iHomeschool Network’s 10 * in * 10 series, where we shared some top-10 lists each week in the spring.

I’m thrilled to be taking part again this year with some new topics and some changes in my own mindset and experiences to share!

This week, a bunch of us are talking about 10 things you’ll always find in our fridge.

Hopefully, mold won’t make an appearance on too many of the lists? 😉

10 things you'll always find in our family's fridge

1. Top item in our fridge: Diet Pepsi

My drink of choice. No coffee here – my caffeine comes cold and full of artificial everything. I keep saying I “should” drink less of it, but that’s not an immediate project.

2. Herlocher’s dipping mustard

Chris’s condiment of choice. It goes on everything from zucchini pancakes to hard pretzels to cheese. He’s kind of Herlocher’s biggest fan.

3. Cabot Seriously Sharp cheddar cheese

We do like our cheeses. Lots of cheeses. Lots and lots of cheeses. This is our snack cheese of choice; Sarah is known to make a meal of slices of this cheese. And, of course, we cook with it. We used to buy other flavors of chunk cheese, but we’ve defaulted to always having 3 bars of this on the shopping list and the fridge cannot be without it.

4. String cheese

If I need a quick snack, this is my first pick. I don’t “string” my string cheese, but I love grabbing one to eat in the car or before bed.

5. Almond Breeze 30-calorie vanilla milk

This is my mom’s must-have item. None of us drink “regular” milk, because we’re all lactose-intolerant; while we use Lactaid for cooking and baking (and Chris drinks it), Mom prefers Almond Breeze on her cereal. Since I’ve also got a nut allergy, it doesn’t exactly do for me, but we always have it!

6. Simply Heinz ketchup

I am a ketchup snob. No brand but Heinz, and now that we’ve been using the Simply Heinz version (no high-fructose corn syrup) for a couple years, I don’t even like “packet Heinz” any more!

7. Water bottles

This tends to weird out visitors to our house. We always have a selection of plastic water bottles, full, on our fridge door, and we keep refilling them and using them. They DO get washed, but we never have “new” bottled water, and they’re not washed every time, so I’m quite likely to get something Chris, or Mom, or Sarah recently drank from. (We’re more careful when we’re sick, though.)

8. Parmesan cheese

Did I mention we like cheese? We buy our parmesan in chunks and fresh-grate it ourselves as we need it. Not cheap, but YUM.

9. Jarred minced garlic in water

This goes in, I don’t know, everything we cook. We use fresh garlic when we can, but some things just work better with some already-chopped, easy-to-spread-and-mix yumminess.

10. Leftovers

Yep, we’ve always got those! We really try to use them up, but we just don’t always get there. That said, we make an effort, and we are continually getting better than we used to be!

We’re also linking up today to Top Ten Tuesday at Many Little Blessings. Whether you’re sharing your Top 10 fridge items, or a Top Ten list on any other topic, I’d love for you to link up and to check out the other blogs that have, too! 

And don’t forget to check out my previous Top Ten Tuesday posts, if you’ve missed them.

6 thoughts on “10 things you’ll find in the Conciliotto fridge

  1. Current Leftover Inventory: One piece of French Toast, Stewed Tomatoes*, Brown Rice, Chicken Noodle Soup. … Also, there are some leftover frozen pancakes in the freezer. …*Those might need to go.

  2. Have you tried coconut milk? We got some from our commissary and I was surprised by how much I like it.

    I will have to go with Inglehoffer original stone ground mustard thank you very much. ^_^ It’s not a dipping sauce, but I eat it on everything.

    • LOL. I do like the stone-ground mustard. It is THE BEST!! When I eat mustard, that’s the kind I like. And Inglehoffer in particular!

      I’ve heard lots of things about coconut milk. Coconut oil gives me hives, but oils are often harder to deal with than other food products if you tend toward an intolerance, so the milk might not be a problem!

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