If you live in the New England area and lost power like we did for 5 long days, you are glad to have your life back to normal. It is the little things we take for granted… hot showers, lights after 4pm, heat, stocked refrigerators and freezers. So after day 2 we decided we would survive on the basics, the hot water lasted for 2 days, we burned endless amounts of wood to stay warm and cooked on the outdoor grill and cooked as much food as we could; before it was time to pitch the rest.
So with the holidays approaching, it was a great time to start fresh and totally clean out both the refrigerator and freezer. I got organized with essentials just in case. I am well stocked, ready to entertain and/or ready for the next adventure nature has to offer.
roasted red peppers
chunk of Parmesan cheese
soft cheese-goat cheese, feta, blue cheese
peanut butter and all fruit jelly
Small container of heavy cream
plain yogurt (organic Greek yogurt)
assorted salad mixing
organic salad dressing
Halibut crispy batter starfish
french fries and onion rings from Alexa
ground beef and ground turkey
mini and chocolate croissants from Trader Joes
assorted nuts-almonds, walnuts
vegetables-peas, sweet corn, edamame, spinach and mixed vegetable
peeled deveined shrimp
homemade pasta sauce
whole grain flours
pasta, ravioli, tortellini
whole grain bread and tortillas
Amy’s organic cheese pizza
vanilla ice cream
What are your essentials, let me know what you have stocked in your refrigerator and freezer. What treats am I missing?