Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I Think I'll Have Bay Leaves and Lemon Water for Dinner...


Today I opened my fridge today laughed at how ridiculous the contents were. Apparently Tobie and I mostly survive on condiments and fresh bay leaves. And eggs. It looks like the inside of a bachelors fridge. 

Ok, maybe a bachelor who likes ethnic foods. Or an ethnic bachelor. I don't even know what that means.

10 comments:

Old MD Girl said...

Whatever, you have eggs.

Now the question is, what are you going to do with all those condiments when you move out?

Albinoblackbear said...

Trying to get creative and use them up as much as possible.

I gave some condiments away last year but I think this year I am going to just chuck them. It's a little gross, really. Who wants my sketchy half used pot of Harrissa paste, anyway?

Besides Irish taste buds go into spasm from anything spicier than a dusting of black pepper...

Old MD Girl said...

I do love your assortment. Spicy lime pickle?? LOVE IT! I also love the chili garlic sauce. Seems a shame that it will all go to waste.

:-(

iamnothouse.com said...

Phht. THAT'S not a bachelors fridge. You've got like three kinds of greens there, at least, and what appears to be something in a Tupperware that took at least three steps to make.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

This is a Y-chromosome linked trait. Having more things to put on food than food itself.

Red Stethoscope said...

Not only do you have eggs, but they live in a fancy egg preservation container! And, you have LEMONS in your water! Like, actual lemons! I'm very impressed. There have been days when all my fridge has in it is some expired yogurt and withering lettuce.

Albinoblackbear said...

OMDG--I make Indian food sometimes just so that I can eat spicy lime pickle. LOVE IT.

I've still got 6 weeks, the chili garlic sauce will be long gone! I put it on...pretty much everything I eat.

IANH--I concede, the greens are not consistent with bachelor fridge...though I don't usually count jalepenos and bay leaves as 'greens'. :P

And yes, the glory bowl dressing does involve blending which exceeds most bachelor chefs' abilities.

Grump--Precisely!

RS--Hahahh, lemon water consistently impresses people.

I actually love cucumber water as well (or grapefruit water). I don't drink pop so it is my way to jazz up the hydration without aspartame (which leaves a very peculiar taste in my mouth).

Bostonian in NY said...

I agree that the tub of sriracha, the lone beer and the number of condiments are very bachelor-esque.

But no self-respecting bachelor would ever be caught dead with a jar of lemongrass...really. It's an actual "ingredient" used in "recipes" for making real "meals". As are the multiple veggies. Plus you're fridge is far to clean for any bachelor pad. But it's a good start...:)

Albinoblackbear said...

Hahaha, touché on the lemongrass...

MDToBe said...

Haha, I had a similar moment myself when I evaluated my fridge and saw only light salad dressing, ketchup, and a bag of prunes. I am *so* glad my mom's coming to visit tomorrow :).

Btw, good luck on Step 1, and also with the studying for it! I'm going through it myself right now, and it is pretty torturous. But I know you'll do great, since you're so good at doing whatever you set your mind to, and because you have all that real-world-medicine experience! I think the hardest thing for me so far have been the break-down-and-cry moments, when I've had to remind myself that I'm at med school in order to do *fun* things, with patients, and the studying will pass :). With your experience, I'm sure you'll be able to remind yourself of what doctoring is really like much better than I have! Good luck, and congratulations-in-advance!