What’s in Your Pantry?
I’m nosey. The first thing I do when I visit my mom’s house is look inside her pantry, peruse her fridge and scope out her freezer. In that exact order. Every.single.time. It doesn’t matter if I haven’t eaten in days (←never actually happened), or if I just ate a 7 course meal (←never actually happened either). I just love seeing the goodies she has on stock. Let me break down my mom’s food supply for you.
- 40% of stuff expired in 2007 and is no longer edible
- 30% of stuff is fresh from the local produce market
- 30% of stuff is fresh from heaven (a.k.a local bakeries)
Somewhere my mom is reading this and screaming at the computer because she’s appalled that I just shared the fact that half her pantry is expired. Sorry, mom. I love you.
Isn’t she a doll?
Anyways…once I pass over the bottles of ketchup and jars of jelly that have been in her pantry since I was in high school, I usually land on a box of freshly baked cookies from 1 of our favorite bakeries or a gallon of a new ice cream I have yet to try. Then, I will make a comment about how delicious it looks and if I’m lucky she will send it home with me. I’m 24 years old and I don’t see this cycle breaking anytime soon.
I always find new foods to try when I ‘shop’ in my mom’s pantry, so I thought I would show you a few of my favorite things from my own pantry. Cool? Cool.
The Republic of Tea is a staple in my pantry! This particular tea, Get Some Zzzzz, honestly helps me sleep at night. ♥! It is the second best thing to a bambien (bubble bath + an ambien).
Quinoa is awesome & oh so versatile! If you aren’t on this train, you need to hop on quick! I should have some recipes involving this protein packed grain coming at you soon.
Pecan pumpkin butter. Put it on toast. Put it on pumpkin bread. Put it in a smoothie. Put it on a piece of bread with peanut butter (trust me). Put it on a spoon. I don’t care…just try it. You can purchase it at Williams Sonoma.
These are the best animal crackers in the whole entire world and I eat them every day with my morning snack. They are crazy expensive ($5 a bag), but totally worth it. Chocolate chip animal crackers…I mean, really? Do I need to say anything more?
These yogurt covered pretzels from Fresh Market are the bomb.com (Ob clearly agrees). This week I have pumpkin flavored pretzels, which are amazing and remind me of all things Thanksgiving and Fall. I recommend all the flavors that Fresh Market sells (blueberry, strawberry, lemon and pomegranate).
Ob also wanted me to mention that her current favorite foods are chicken jerky and cheese and she’s accepting donations.
Your turn! What’s in your pantry? Do tell!