Top Ten Things In My Refrigerator At The End of 2011

by Tom Shillue on December 28, 2011

I wrote this post this morning while standing in my kitchen waiting for the coffee to brew. It may seem frivolous, but I guarantee it is more relevant to your life than all those other Top Ten lists you’ll be reading this week.

1. Byzantine Country Olive Mix
I wish it was there all year long. It’s great to have these at the ready for snacking. I also like the idea of having something “Byzantine” in my life.

2. Roast Pork
The pork people had a big push several years ago with “The Other White Meat”. It really is! Why don’t they keep pushing that? We all don’t have enough pork in our lives. This works great as a midnight snack.

3. Greek Yogurt and Kozy Shack Pudding
These are year-round favorites. Also, the Kozy Rice Pudding is pretty good. Are these in your fridge? They should be!

4. Hard Boiled Eggs and Lemons
Todd Barry does a joke about how nobody has slices of lemon in their water at home. Everyone laughs, because it’s true, for single people. But friends, once you are married, things like sliced lemons and ready-to-eat eggs are always there when you need them. Makes you consider taking the plunge, right?

5. Rosemary and Thyme
How Simon and Garfunkle is my life?

6. Peter Luger Steak Sauce
Do you use steak sauce? Probably not, but you should get a bottle of this and you’ll change your ways. It’s a little weird at first, but once you get used to it, you’ll never go back.

7. Pomegranate in a Bowl
I don’t even eat this, but I like the look of it in my refrigerator. I like the idea of being able to be the kind of guy who picks at a pomegranate as I read my Kindle. (I don’t have a Kindle either)

8. Chocolate Sauce
It’s chocolate sauce. I don’t think I need to explain.

9. Stella and Pilsner Urquell
I like them both. They are similar, I know, but I like having the choice. You see the Bud Light back there? My wife claims she prefers it. I don’t really believe her, I think it’s her clinging to some kind of blue collar aesthetic- she wants to be a Bud Light type of woman. Kind of like me with the pomegranate.

10. Old Pancakes
Of course reheated is not as good as fresh off the griddle, but these are a wonderful surprise when you unwrap them late at night. Finding pancakes is like…finding pancakes! (Don’t put them in the microwave, just put the whole foil pack on top of the toaster to heat them.)

Life is good. Happy New Year.

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John Bidwell December 28, 2011 at 9:28 pm

I feel like a wild life photographer camped out beside the refridgerator hoping I might get a shot at that elusive creature… “The family member.”
I know they live here. The electric bill betrays their presence- computers are running- video games playing, but they are so seldom seen. But as all predators know- they must eat.
You have suggested some good bait here, as well as decoys.
Happy Holidays to you and yours.
You are way up on my list.


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