Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

My very clean freezer

I finally made it to a grocery store yesterday. It really has been my first opportunity to do some shopping. I moved in 24 days ago. There is only so much one can do with radishes, lettuce, rice, tortillas, peanut butter, strawberry jam, eggs, capers, coffee and popcorn. Wait a minute, I had Jones' Blackberry soda, coffee creamer (Hazelnut) and a quart of milk in the refrigerator too. OKay, okay, I had 2 packages of ramen noodles, a bag of Goldfish crackers and a box of Anna's Swedish Ginger Thins, 18 month old Balsamic vinegar and less than 1/4 cup of vegetable oil. I'm not sure my 19 year old daughter was very impressed with my kitchen.

I'm a little happier. I now have soy sauce, Hoisin sauce, sweet potato threads, bean threads (noodles - both), a slab of salmon ready to be parted into thirds and put by, a couple pounds of frozen shrimp and a frozen bag of edemame, a bag o' green beans and a bag of baby bok choy. Can you tell I went to the asian grocery market? I'm really in the mood for some italian.

Either way, I should be good for another 24 days...don't ya' think?


  1. The soy and shellfish would last me a whole lot longer that 24 days...

    I'm always up for Italian. My fridge contains milk, Coke, cheese, butter and margarine. Oh, and some old bologna. Nothing in the freezer but ice. Time to grocery shop.

    The cupboards aren't much better. Two boxes of cereal, some bread, coffee and tea.

  2. wow, I am not alone.

    This is the first time I've not felt the need to fill the cupboards. This is the first time I've too many cupboards - they look great, but I don't really want to fill them up. hmmmm


  3. 24 days more? No, I think cheese is missing. If you have lots of tortillas, it might work. No refried beans or tomatoes?
    Maybe the shrimp and salmon will fill the void. You aren't likely to be flagged with an obesity tax from the sound of it.