A few months ago, I published an exposé on Marmo’s fridge. It detailed the questionable contents within, offered suggested methods for handling said items (HAZMAT suit), and cried out to the CDC for help.
I figured it was only fair to follow up with a detailed description of what’s in my fridge. My refrigerator is not as populated as Marmo’s (or as terrifying), but it is pretty random. Here’s a numerated explanation based on the pinpointed photo above:
1. Leftover French Toast Bread Pudding from two weeks ago: This item falls under “Stuff in the fridge you thought wasn’t good anymore but still is.” More on this later…
2. Mascarpone Cheese and Creme Freche: Shouldn’t everyone have a supply?
3. Pomi tomatoes (1/2 consumed): I cook for one so I don’t always use the whole box.
4. The Herb Garden: Currently growing basil, rosemary and sage – three of my four favorites. The fourth is cilantro. I had some cilantro in the bottom drawer, but on giving it a check up I discovered that it was not ready for it’s closeup. It was ready for the garbage.
5. Nutella and Mascarpone Mix: From this post.
6. Leftover Valentine Heart Cookies: Yup, still eating them.
7. Cheese Drawer: See photo #2.
8. My Cookie Alphabet: Made with the Chocolate Valentine Cookie recipe. I’m not going to ever eat these, but I might want to spell something with them, so I’m hanging on to them for now.
9. Ricotta Cheese: This is the honey and sea salt variety from this post. It’s awesome.
10. Leftover Red Velvet Pancakes: From my trip to the Original Pancake House in West Caldwell, NJ last week. I am working out a recipe for these.
11. Bud Light: I don’t drink this. I swear. Not that there’s anything wrong with it. It was brought to my apartment by John for my holiday party. It’s still half full and just hanging out in there.
12. Ground Flax Seeds: I stir these in my morning oatmeal.
13. Milk: I use 2%.
14. Buttermilk: For the ricotta cheese.
15. Wayward Cranberry!
The above is a photo of the cheese drawer. As you can see, there are no hard-and-fast rules in my fridge.
16: Pecorino Romano: From Murray’s Cheese
17. Ronnybrook Cinnamon Toast Butter: Dang this stuff is good.
18. Cranberries: These guys have been in here for a while. I think they might be indestructible. We are going to find out…
19. Half a Lemon: Not indestructible.
20. Camembert Cheese: I dunno. I think I stole it from a gift basket that arrived at my office.
And on the door:
21. Bailey’s Irish Cream: I should probably throw this out, it’s pretty old.
22. McClure’s Spicy Pickles: In case I want to get into a pickle…
23. Espresso: Fancy stuff I got at Eataly for an upcoming post.
25. Wellness Doggie Treats: I swear that even in my hungriest hour, I don’t eat these. They’re for Toby. He liked them very much, though.
And finally: the moment you’ve been waiting for: Stuff In the Fridge that You Thought Wasn’t Good Anymore But Still Is:
And the winner is the French Toast Bread Pudding! The leftovers of this dish have been hanging out on the top shelf of my fridge since I made it two weeks ago. Saturday morning I woke up and there was no breakfast to be had. OK, I’m lying. I had already eaten some oatmeal. But I was still hungry, as often happens these days with triathlon training I have been doing. So I broke into these leftovers.
I was skeptical. But I was more hungry than apprehensive.
I was also, for some reason, not really into the cranberries.
It stayed surprisingly moist (at the bottom), and was still good.
I ate the rest of it.