What’s inside your fridge?

I took this photo of my fridge yesterday:

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Not shown: a bag of dead lettuce in the crisper and a container of moldy cheese. And probably a jar of jalapenos. I can’t live without them.

I’m so out of practice of planning meals and shopping adequately for them. I can’t be bothered. I’m bored and uninspired. On Sunday night I ate cheese leftover from Saturday night’s party and some salt and vinegar chips. Not exactly the post Bali detox I had imagined…

Got any healthy recipe ideas for me? Please add links in the comments below! Do you have a go-to dinner idea? Let me know.

In other news I almost bought a Christmas tree yesterday. It’s November. They’re getting to me already… I wish you could buy fresh trees in Kalgoorlie but they’re just not a thing here sadly. So I’m going to get a better quality fake tree and new decorations because this will be my first ever Christmas in Kal and I’m determined to make it amazing. I always thought people who put up their trees as early as December 1 were mad… When is the right time? Don’t say Christmas Eve, there is absolutely no point in that.

Can’t believe it’s only Tuesday. Soldier on friends.

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16 Responses to What’s inside your fridge?

  1. girl, we are on the same page. You should make lazy girl quesdillas. melted cheese, proscuito, spinach, and sundried tomatoes – GOOD TO GO.

  2. Patrick Caruana says:

    Ok Bec, here’s a quick and easy one for you. Pasta Siciliana. It was a top seller off my restaurant menu. First you need to make your Bolognese. Do it with these quantities and you can freeze it for later. 500 grams of the leanest beef mince, 250 grams pork mince, I rack of about 6 pork ribs no bones. 5 750 bottles of tomato passata. 1 Large onion a dollop of olive oil. Dice up the onion Get your biggest pot dollop the olive oil into it and heat drop the diced onion into it and sautΓ© till they start to go brown. Drop the pork mince in and brown stirring it so it doesn’t burn. The moment its brown drop the beef mince in and do the same. Once the meat is browned pour all the bottles of passata in and bring to the boil, Let it boil for a few minutes then turn down the heat to a simmer put the lid on the pot with a wooden spoon across the pot so the steam off the simmer can escape. Simmer for up to two hours for it to reduce add salt to taste. That’s your Bolognese Sauce which is needed for this recipe. For the Siciliana Sauce you will need a good handful of a premium thinly sliced salami from the supermarket deli, at least four pieces of rind less bacon an onion a handful of pitted black olives. Pasta of your choice, I recommend Penne. To start the Siciliana sauce Dice up the onion and get out a good sized fry pan, drop in a dollop of Olive oil and sautΓ© the onion, Put the water for the pasta on to boil and once it is boiling drop the amount of pasta that you want into the boiling water salt to taste and cook until al dente. Then rip the bacon roughly into pieces and drop it into the frying pan, do the same for the salami and split the olives into to the fry pan. Then get two good scoops (soup ladles) at least of the Bolognese sauce more if you are hungry and pour it over the top of the ingredients in the fry pan and stir it for a few minutes until the salami is hot and soft. Your pasta should be ready, strain it and scoop the sauce over the top then mix it in. Parmesan if you like. This seems like a big job but if the Bolognese is done the Siciliana Sauce takes about ten minutes or so. Once the big pot of Bolognese has cooled freeze it in plastic containers for the next time you need it. To defrost either take it out of the freezer before you go to work and leave it in your sink or fridge. If its not totally defrosted a few seconds in a ceramic bowl in the microwave will do the trick. I hope you try it.

    • Bec says:

      Pasta with pork mince, beef mince, salami and bacon?! Sounds ridiculously awesome! My mum used to do big cook ups and freeze food regularly, I think it’s time to get on the band wagon and give this a go. Although I might buy tupperware containers, I don’t want to ever experience the disappointment of finding bolognaise in a recycled ice cream tub again… Scarred for life.

      • Patrick Caruana says:

        Only freeze the Bolognese and make the Siciliana “fresh” Oh and don’t put your Tupperware in the microwave.

  3. Claudia Wood says:

    My mum refuses to put a tree up earlier than 12 days before Christmas and my sister put her tree up on December 1st because she has decorations from Disneyland that she wants to show off. That probably doesn’t help.
    Easy meals: Chicken stir fry – onion, garlic, bit of soy/oyster/whatever you want, whatever vegetables you desire and chicken – healthy and easy, just make sure the chicken is cooked.
    Or, my fave easy meal is fish and chips because you cut up potato/carrot/pumpkin, put some oil and salt on it and then put it in the oven and turn occasionally until crispy. It’s easy and delicious. Oh and I have either salmon or packet fish because I’m super lazy!

    • Bec says:

      My mum was about the same, we couldn’t put it up more than two weeks out from Christmas! Probably because she didn’t want to spend all of December vacuuming up pine needles… And if I had sweet Disney decorations I’d have my tree up tomorrow!
      I have to go away for work from December 1-5, so I might put it up just before then so it’s there when I return πŸ™‚

      Sweet potato chips are one of my favourite things to make the way you described with the potato/carrot/pumpkin. Yum. I should definitely eat more fish, thanks for the tips!

  4. Simone P says:

    Gift, Home & You usually get nice collectable decorations in – Kalgoorlie doesn’t have many options unfortunately

  5. Jess Carey says:

    I feel ya sister.. I worked as a personal trainer for 8 years and married a PE teacher, so healthy eating is always the aim (doesn’t always work out so well!)…but it’s hard to keep coming up with new idea!! I hate self-promotion, but here are some of my go-to detox/can’t be bothered cooking/quick recipes, hope they help πŸ™‚ http://ordinarygirlextraordinarydreamer.com/category/cook-this-recipes/cook-this-quick-healthy/

  6. Kelly says:

    Tree goes up on pageant weekend for us πŸ™‚ Which no one out here can understand! But being an Adelaide girl, when Santa came to town on the second Saturday of November, our tree goes up! I figure we might as well get the most out of it. Who wants to put in all that effort for only 12 days!?

    • Bec says:

      Pageant weekend sounds great! I love traditions like that. As Christmas trees are my favourite thing about the festive season I agree with having them around for as long as possible.

  7. courtalkek says:

    Broccoli and cheese stuffed sweet potato! Easy and yummy πŸ™‚

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