Wednesday, August 16, 2006

yum yum yum

thirteen things i keep on hand (week #9)

in the fridge

1. tortillas. you can stick anything inside of them and you’ve got food on the go

2. baby spinach, avocados, pears, feta, and oil/vinegar dressing. i know its more than one item but they all go together in the same bowl and then into my tummy. fresh red skinned pears are the best and make the most asthetically appealing salad but sometimes you just have to deal with canned pears.

3. fresh veggies (carrots, peppers, zucchini, onion, etc). as often as possible, i try to cook meals from scratch (i know you don’t believe me based on the other items on the list but really i do like fresh, not premade foods)

4. fresh fruits. my favorite are strawberries but sometimes you just can’t get them. winter is so hard for me. you can’t get any decent fruits or vegetables and the sky is so dreary. there is no sunshine and no strawberries and it just makes me sad.

5. skim milk and chocolate syrup to make the milk tastier. you gotta have strong bones.

6. OJ, i like medium pulp and my husband likes no pulp but he tries to do low carb and avoid juice so i can drink what i want. tra da la.

in the freezer

7. stoffer’s chicken pot pies. they are just too yummy, and i will never ever look at the back of the box, just in case they are actually bad for me.

8. several lean cuisine chicken varieties, particularly the sweat and sour chicken and the thai chicken in a peanut sauce

9. grilled chicken. anytime chicken is on sale at the store, i buy up a whole bunch of it and marinate it in a couple of different things, grill them all up on the grill, and then freeze them in individual baggies for later. it just makes for such an easy lunch or dinner when i’m short on time or my travel schedule doesn’t allow me to keep many fresh items on hand.

in the pantry

10. mac-n-cheese, known in some circles kraft dinner. my favorite is the swirly twirly ones. they are fun shaped and the quickest to cook, bonus.

11. soups. when i’m sick i want brothy sorts of soups. when i’m healthy, i like creamy soups. tomato soup for grilled cheese. i don’t ever like beefy sorts of soups. and here lately i’ve gotten on this kick for 'a taste of thai’s' coconut ginger soup. it comes in a packet, found on the international isle of your grocery, and you add chicken broth and coconut milk and then whatever veggies or chicken you want to add. its also good without any additions.

12. assorted dried fruit and nuts, for random snacking and baking

13. bags of already cooked rice. they come in every flavor. all you have to do is massage them a bit, toss into microwave, and put into the serving bowl. easy peasy.

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  • At 8:34 PM , Blogger MysteriousLady said...

    Okay now I'm hungry again! LOL!

    oh that vege dish looks good!

  • At 8:45 PM , Anonymous Bex said...

    I wanna come eat at your house. You eat WAY more healthy than I do.

  • At 8:54 PM , Blogger Southern Girl said...

    Mmm, that all sounds really good! And I'm glad you mentioned tortillas -- reminds me to put them on the grocery list. ;)

    My TT is up, too!

  • At 9:00 PM , Blogger Minerva Jane said...

    god my fridge is always empty! I wanna come over and eat at your place. My TT's up too--at

  • At 9:17 PM , Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

    Nice list to have in handy. Love those strawberries.
    My TT13 is up too.

  • At 9:17 PM , Blogger Pim said...

    Now im hungry... I'm also having to do the low carb thing because of gestational diabetes. It's taking a while but my fridge is getting to look more healther. Great list!

  • At 9:21 PM , Blogger Margaret said...

    Hehe, Easy Peasy. I haven't heard that said in ages. Great list and you're making me hungry! Take care.

  • At 9:25 PM , Blogger Lyn said...

    Mmm, at least most of it's not ripe and rotten. lol My T13 is up at Bloggin' Outloud, lgp

  • At 9:42 PM , Blogger EmilyRoseJewel said...

    Not much in common with your list, some things though--I keep Kraft macncheese on hand, sometimes I have fresh fruit and salad, but not all of the times, most of the time I have chicken. #2 sounds very interesting! My list is up!

  • At 9:43 PM , Anonymous kristarella said...

    Hungry now! Lucky it's lunch time.

    I try to keep some of that stuff too but I can't go shopping regularly enough to keep fresh fruits and veges around all the time. If I go shopping once every week or if things are really busy once a fortnight then veges just go off.

    I like to make stuff from scratch too but instant foods can be great. I love these spicy thai noodle things that are cheap and they're two minute noodles. Chuck in some lemon and pepper tuna and it's a whole lemon, pepper and chilli dish.

    Got my TT up about a competition I'm having!

  • At 10:22 PM , Blogger Renee said...

    Now I'm Hungry!!!! And I just had a huge bowl of ice cream...that I shouldn't have had.

    You may like 13 things about my garden

  • At 10:50 PM , Blogger LadyLaker said...

    LOL I think we are all on the same page! You just made me hungry too and I just had a bowl of ice cream that I shouldnt have! My TT is up at

  • At 10:53 PM , Anonymous e said...

    Yep I'm hungry now as well... We keep some of those things on hand; mostly for fruit and veg we only buy it when we need it so it's always nice and fresh!

  • At 11:31 PM , Blogger Mandy said...

    Ahhh..yes...this list has more on it than my pantry has in it right now! I think I might make this part of my grocery list!

  • At 11:51 PM , Blogger Barbara said...

    Your list didn't do me any good tonight. :) I'm sitting here hungry, trying not to eat before bed, and I read this list.

    My Thursday 13 is up.

  • At 11:54 PM , Blogger Tess said...

    hey, that grilled chicken thing could really be a ringer for me.

    And today we are T13 header twins! how cool is that?

  • At 12:48 AM , Blogger J-Dawg's Realm said...

    Dang, now I am all hungry! LOL :) ANYTHING on the grill is tasty - there isnt anything I dont cook on the grill - chicken, shrimp, stir-fry, burritos, you name it -- if its warm, it can be done on a grill! Have a great week :)


  • At 12:52 AM , Blogger Crayonsetc said...

    Oh, a lot of that sounds familiar and some really Yummy!!!

    Happy TT!!

  • At 12:56 AM , Blogger Don said...

    Everything is great. But I don't care what you mix with Blue John (skim milk), it's gonna taste terrible.

    Grilled chicken is deluxe.

    Skimmed milk? It just ain't natural. God put cream in it for a reason.

    I like the idea with the rice. I'll do that tomorrow.

    Skim milk? YUK How can anybody do that to milk?

    Great list (except for the Blue John)

  • At 2:34 AM , Blogger Wendy Ann Edwina D'Cunha e Pereira said...

    Wow, you really keep a lot of eatable on hand... I guess that means no one at your house ever has to go hungry... There's always something to eat!!! And that really is a wide variety...
    Happy TT

  • At 4:04 AM , Blogger Nathalie said...

    You're list makes me hungry!
    I'm always accused of not having enough food in the house, but that's to prevent myself from eating all day long :)
    Yummy TT!

  • At 4:21 AM , Anonymous Kailani said...

    I've never seen the micro rice before. Sounds like a good idea. I better go check it out!

  • At 5:32 AM , Blogger Tink said...

    Your list made me hungry, I'm off to my own fridge right now! :-)
    My TT is about things that make me happy!

  • At 5:55 AM , Blogger Louise said...

    very healthy.

    I like to have a bottle of champagne in the fridge, but it doesn't always happen.

    My TT is up.

  • At 5:55 AM , Blogger Carmen said...

    yep, I "Got Milk" too. ;) chocolate milk is my 8 p.m. snack

  • At 6:15 AM , Blogger Trisha said...

    I agree with you about the strawberries. My family can't get enough of them! Stop by and see my TT.

  • At 7:00 AM , Anonymous Write From Karen said...

    My MIL gave us a quesadilla grill the other day and when the family sat down to some ham and cheese quesadillas, we got to talking about all of the cool concoctions we could make. The boys mentioned peanut butter and jelly on tortillas .... hmm ... guess what they are getting in their lunches. lol

    Have a great day!

  • At 7:03 AM , Anonymous Jenny Ryan said...

    Mmm...soup. Great comfort food.

  • At 7:07 AM , Blogger Karen said...

    oooh that sounds all great! I love tortillas and how you can pretty much throw anything in them. #2 sounds so yummy!
    My TT is up!

  • At 8:24 AM , Anonymous Nancy said...

    YUM! That salad looks delicious.

    It all sounds good to me. I love the pecan chicken lean cuisine. Easy for lunch.

  • At 9:47 AM , Blogger Trish said...

    Love strawberries... and blueberries.. and reaspberries.. any kind of berry. :)

    Happy TT!
    Mine are up.

  • At 11:39 AM , Blogger Darla said...

    Oh, yum. Now I'm starving.

  • At 12:14 PM , Blogger Mama Duck said...

    Definitely making me hungry, I've been wishing for chicken soup as we are on our second week of being sick here. Our TT this week is the 13 favorite games of the Lil' Duck - come check it out! Have a wonderful Thursday ;).

  • At 1:06 PM , Blogger Kimmy said...

    Yummy... I'm soooo hungry!!! Mind sharing?
    Happy T13! Mine are up!

  • At 1:46 PM , Blogger Something's Missing said...

    All good things. That salad looks WAY tasty, OMG.
    My Thursday Thirteen is up!

    Happy Thursday!

  • At 1:58 PM , Blogger Happy Mama to Three said...

    Dang good thing I just ate lunch or I would be starving.


    My TT is up and running

  • At 3:22 PM , Anonymous Melissa said...

    yummy list! Mine's up too.

  • At 3:39 PM , Anonymous baggage said...

    Wow, you gave me some good ideas. Thanks! My TT is up.

  • At 4:10 PM , Anonymous Trina said...

    Wow that salad looks tasty, I'll have to try that!

  • At 6:45 PM , Anonymous Mrs Lifecruiser said...

    Are you hungry?

    I am and that's your fault ;-)

    You don't know what you've done, woken up the hungry monster!!!!

    *off to a kitchen raid*

    [Mr Lifecruiser better be alarmed or he will be eaten alive *wrooooar*]

  • At 8:33 PM , Blogger cass said...

    That's a great idea to grill the chicken up at one time and then freeze it. If I kept that much fresh stuff on hand, it would end up going to waste.

  • At 9:59 PM , Blogger Jennifer Sprague, All Natural Mommies said...

    HEHEHE I love the twirly mac and cheese too, course my son on the other hand will ONLY eat the Sponge Bob, not because he likes him, actually I am not sure why, but that's him qurky!

    Happy TT!!


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