The majority of blogs that I follow can be classified as either “Healthy Living” or “Foodie.” Foodie is primarily a noun used describe someone who is keenly interested in food, cooking or eating. It is somewhat modern verbiage for people that look at food porn. Perhaps giving a word for this odd attraction establishes prevalence and seeks to reassure those interested that they’re not alone. Seeing what other people eat on a daily basis is amusing to me.
We foodies love to grocery shop and know a good peach when we feel one. We know that not all yogurts are created equal and have never met a free sample that we didn’t like. Trying new food products makes us giddy and we use disposable income to buy them. We Facebook like pictures of cream cheese monkey bread (true story) and stop channel cruising at MTV on our way to Food Network only to see the inside of a celebrity’s refrigerator on Cribs. Care to see the inside of my fridge?
Monday is our grocery shopping night so we are well stocked today. Sorry for the poor photography. Don’t be fooled by the sour cream container, it has spaghetti squash inside. Peanut butter is not something that we normally have around. It’s a dangerous high calorie food that Weston and I have a hard time keeping our fingers out of after one serving. (P.S. It’s currently half gone annnnd we bought it yesterday. We may have a problem.) I broke down and bought a jar last night to make our coconut faux cookie dough. SoBe’s were on sale, which explains why we have so many (door shelves, not pictured.) They are Weston and I’s new obsession. We also stocked up on “Manager Special” organic milk yesterday, note the orange sticker. There are two other half gallon cartons behind the one on the far left (expiration date is December until opened. Weird, I know.) I have never been able to afford organic milk until it was offered at this price. I can’t believe the enormous difference in taste compared to non-organic milk, it’s delicious! I can’t get over it! It was all I could do NOT to wake Weston up in the middle of the night when I first tried it and make him take a sip! (He would have been mad.) The shrimp was Manager Special”ed” too. We don’t always have such delicacies. Weston gets freaked out when our weekly grocery bill goes beyond a certain amount, but I look at it as an investment and see the value in taking advantage of a good sale.
I pride myself in the many glass containers that I’ve collected for pantry staples; oats, popcorn, split peas, lentils, rice, beans, sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar, flours, coffee, fiber one, quinoa, bulgur and homegrown honey (more on that Thursday.) Note the many teas (middle shelf.) The unhealthy foods are hidden and out of harm’s way in the blue tote and on the bottom shelf. (Under the hanging basket of paper products…hehe.) I could have been a decent blogger and turned the bread crumb and corn meal canisters so that you could at least read the label. It goes without saying…but pictures are not my forte.
Today for breakfast I buttered whole wheat sandwich thins and placed them on a griddle to brown. To them I added freshly sliced cheddar cheese and, at the last minute, topped with thin apple slices. Finally the gooey sides were united grilled cheese style and served hot with ice cold organic milk! Butter browned apple cheddar toasties for breakfast? Someone’s not complaining. See ya tomorrow for WOE #3!