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? 😉
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.