I have this strange fascination with what people buy at the grocery store. While I'm waiting in the checkout line, I like to figure out what meals the person in front of me has planed. Single men are always a little random, big packs of beer, twinkies, beef jerky and microwave dinners. Once I saw an old lady purchasing over a 100 cans of pinto beans...and one box of plastic gloves. I don't even want to know. It was soon after that I started shopping exclusively at Earthfare.
Our movers are arriving this week in Boise, so we will be able to move in soon. That means I will be restocking my pantry and fridge. I'm really excited to do this for some reason. An opportunity to try new things perhaps. (Also, my pantry is adorable with a glass door that actually says "pantry".)
So I was wondering, what are some of the things you always have on hand? I'm talking specific products here. What kinds of salad dressings, cereals, yogurts, soups, snack foods and freezer goods do you find yourself buying over and over again? Seriously, I really want to know. Also, what are your go-to meals that you find yourself making often? I am at such a loss lately. If I didn't have a family to cook for, I would have air-popped popcorn or Mexican take-out every dinner.
As for this photo, I just found it when I was looking through some pics of my visit to Spokane this May. This is the "milk fridge" at my parents home when the entire family was home. Not visible: gallon of whole milk and several bottles of breast milk. Also a 44 oz cup of Diet Coke, which I also like to call "Mother's Milk". That is one thing I ALWAYS have on hand.