Today I’m linking my blog to Jacqueline from Tinned Tomatoes, and her Fridge Spy linky. i met Jacqueline at the first Fife Baking Club meeting way back in 2012, and have been a regular visitor to her blog since.
I’ve also entered the Homebase “How Cool is your Fridge” competition so I thought I’d share my entry here too!
First things first – how cool is my fridge? I think it’s pretty cool. It’s funny how a whole range of reminders and fun things make it up there. Amongst other things, we have – our menu of meals for the week (we are big advocates of planning for up to two weeks of meals depending on how busy we are), our scottish word magnets, a kitchen timer, our salt and pepper mills (which look similar to Playboy bunny ears!) a menu for Scotts Larder which is a regular haunt of Mr B to get a healthy and tasty lunch, and photobooth photos of Mr B and I at last year’s North Hop festival!
Now onto the contents of our fridge. You’ll see in Jacqueline’s post that her fridge was nice and tidy – no such luck with ours I’m afraid!
On our top shelf we normally store or dairy. We have some low fat yoghurts, Flora and also butter for baking tucked away at the back, natural yoghurt, double cream, an assortment of chutneys and jams, and some grana padano.
On the middle shelf we have a collection of sauces at the back (tomato, brown, bbq) and some cranberry sauce. We have some mayonnaise which is much used, plus a box of blueberries, which are used mostly for topping our cereals in the morning. We actually keep most of our fruit in a bowl in the kitchen. We also keep our eggs at room temperature.
We also have some bolognaise leftovers that we defrosting for yesterday’s dinner, and as a treat I bought some discounted Pizza Express doughballs. We pretty much stick to brown carbs for bread, pasta and rice, but this was a nice change.
Before we get to the drawers we have to look at the bottom shelf, and this is where we keep our meat. We’ve got some nice bacon that was reduced in the Co-Op yesterday,a and a whole chicken, which by time of this post being published has now been roasted and torn up for tonight’s dinner (a pie) and leftovers for coronation chicken early next week. This shelf can be packed too with surplus vegetables that don’t fit in the drawer.
Onto the vegetable and salad drawers and these are always packed with fruit and veg.
We have: mushrooms, cabbage, brocolli and leeks in the vegetable drawer (we keep root veg in our larder cupboard) and a very full salad drawer which included some cut price radishes.
Lastly we have the fridge door! As well as lots of milk and a sneaky bottle of Coke (I have to say that we don’t normally have fizzy drinks too often), we have lots of ingredients for cooking and salad dressings,
Top shelf: Lazy Chilles, an assortment of mustards, ginger, maple syrup, caramelised onion chutney
Second shelf: Olives, Harissa paste, Branston, Curry paste, more mayonnaise and a jar of beetroot.
So there you have it – the wonderful world of food inside my fridge! If you want to take part in Homebase’s competition, see the below information and enter by the 13th April 2015!
What does your fridge door say about you?
Snap a picture and show us how cool your fridge is for the chance to WIN some fabulous prizes including a new Bush Fridge Freezer.
If you finish in first place you will have the option of choosing either a Silver or Black Bush Fridge Freezer. Oursecond place winner will an exclusive Leith’s cookery course. For our third place prize, you’ll get a Naked Wine Box (12 bottles worth £120) and for fourth place 3 lucky winners will get a Riverford recipe box of their choice.
How to enter:
- Step 1 – Snap a picture of your fridge freezer
- Step 2 – Share through your social media accounts (Twitter / Instagram), including the hashtag#KeepYourCool @Homebase_UK
- Step 3 – That’s it, find your photograph in our gallery