Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Inside Story

Fans of Ghostbusters will remember that Sigourney Weaver has a demon in her fridge, so she calls on the Ghostbusters to investigate. Bill Murray cautiously opens the door, says "My God!" and closes it again. "Look at all the junk food! You actually eat this stuff?".

Apparently that line was put in because a soft-drinks company had a large share in the film studio and insisted that bottles of Coca Cola and Perrier were prominently displayed.

Anyway, Zool would feel right at home in my fridge, as you can see.
  • 4 x 500ml Bottles Mineral Water - Not much you can say about that. A convenience.

  • 2 x cans of Guinness Original - Far superior to the "new" stuff. "Guinness is Good For You!"

  • 1 x "Olive Oil" spread - I get this one because I like the look of the tub, but the adverts claim that it'll help you live longer.

  • Edam - Great snacking food.

  • 2 x five packs of "hot" pepperami - I forget what you call this in the US - It's meat in a thin condom-like wrapper. In this case with loads of spices. Great dipped in houmous, but then what isn't?

  • 1 1/2 bottles Retsina - This is the main alcoholic thing I drink. It's the only white wine I like.

  • 1 Vegetable Curry - I'll have this with a pack of microwaveable rice. It must be healthy, since it's vegetables, right?

  • 2 x 4 hot dogs - Great with mustard, houmous, gherkins & cheese slices in pitta bread.

  • 1 x trifle - I only get these for Helena, but then they start to get near their sell by date, so I have to eat them...

  • Cheese Slices - See hot dogs.

  • 10 plums - The healthy option

  • 1 x French's Mustard - Almost run out (that's why there's another waiting on the top)

  • 1 x Lime Pickle - Seemed like a good idea at the time. If I remember, I'll bung some on the curry.

  • 1 x partly used Green Pesto - Will probably get thrown out - it's been there for a couple of weeks.

  • 1 x Ketchup - Hardly used. Helena likes it, but I rarely give her anything she can put it on.

  • 2 pints Milk - For coffee and hot chocolate, and occasionally drinking.

  • 1 pot of custard - To put on something else that I've since eaten, so I'll end up just having it on its own before it runs out of date.

  • 1 x Hellmann's Mayonnaise - No other make is anywhere near as good.

  • about a litre of Coca Cola - For mixing with whisky.

  • 4 yoghurts - useful when I get indigestion - quite likely after that lot.

So there you have it. I'll be going shopping in a day or two, and it'll be full up again for a little while. In my defence, I should point out that it could be worse. I knew someone who lived on Fray Bentos pies for years - admittedly he's not exactly the picture of health, even though he has graduated to M&S Ready Meals. And I never eat out of date food - if it's at all suspect it gets binned. But, I'm fairly good - with the exception of the green pesto, which might be going even greener, none of the food will go to waste. Unlike me, perhaps...


Bee said...

Hellmann's Mayonnaise:
Yup best Mayo!
When we go visit my grandparents in Mexico, my mom always brings certain things you can't get there. One of 'em is THE Mayo.

Since I don't cook, my fridge looks the condiment aisle at a grocery store with beverages thrown in. Water, Vanilla Coke, Samuel Adams (yuck!), Mojito, Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo, Salad dressing, cream cheese, and of course Tabasco Sauce.

The freezer is another story!

Oh! And an unopened bottle of champagne from 1999/2000...

Bee said...

That fridge is the same size as the one we have at work, it doesn't have a freezer either.

And it's a new model since uh... Glynda broke the old one.

Jean Knee said...

Anything curry is excellent. Tastes great and can be a invaluable toolo to fight chest congestion: read my post here:

Jean Knee said...

I can see you don't have that hoarding disease, good for you

Nancy27 said...

When we go to Mexico I like McCormick Mayo, it has a twist of lime.

Cameron for some odd reason likes miracle whip. It's soooo gross! Mayou should not be whippi like that.

Bee said...

McCormick Mayo---GROSS!!

Brian o Vretanos said...


I quite like Sam Adams. Vanilla Coke, though - sounds revolting! I stick to the real thing.

Jean Knee:

Hot curry contains aspirin, apparently, so is also good as a painkiller.


Not sure I like the sound of lime mayo - Are there many Mexicans called McCormick?

Bee said...

I know the word "revolting" in your country is as common as "crap" is in ours but geez louise!!!

Vanilla Coke= Yum!
Black Cherry Vanilla Coke= ACES!!

Brian o Vretanos said...

All right, change it to "sacreligious" then ;-)

Jean Knee said...

geez that's just a bunch of revolting crap

Bee said...

I left this comment on my blog too but I thought it needed emphasis...

Meat with egg in the middle sounds revolting!


Brian o Vretanos said...

Sounds Revolting:

Maybe, but it tastes nice!

Bee said...

Now your're just being sacreligious!

Brian o Vretanos said...


Bee said...

I take that as:
"I give up!"

Brian o Vretanos said...

I hate to admit it, but you've got me there...

Bee said...

I asked jean knee what "meat with egg in the middle" was and she said pregnant chicken!

Brian o Vretanos said...

It's sliced meat - usually pork luncheon meat with, err, egg in the middle of it.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting (thanks for sharing), totally looks like a bachelor fridge...except for the lack of beer. Makes me wonder about what people keep in their fridges,hmmm? I often find what I like to call "science experiments" in mine ;O) (can't neglect it for too long).

Brian o Vretanos said...


Yes, I really should stock up on beer. I go through phases - at the moment, I'm on Retsina.

I generally try and avoid growing anything in there, though I often end up with mouldy lemons for some reason...