Monday, July 30, 2007


Have you ever gone to get something out of the fridge and stood in amazement at what you saw in there? I mean, it's not like I don't clean my fridge..I do. I throw away things probably before their time..that is..unless you're talking "condiments". Yes, I think I may suffer from a severe case of 'condiment shortage-phobia' or CSP as it is more commonly referred to. I mean, one never knows what flavor of jam on the toast will be good this morning. I want a variety. So, every time we go to the store, we see another new and exciting flavor of jam -think "Huckleberry-Pineapple" or "Peach Marmalade" - that would be so good on English muffins! Hmmm, about the only time we buy English muffins is when we have company and we're not sure of what type of breakfast foods they like. And why do they call them "muffins" anyway?

OK, so back to the condiments. It's summer here and I think if you've been reading these posts you know it's been hotter that usual. So we haven't been cooking much. When I say "we", I mean Randy, right? (Remember, I can cook, I just choose not to...) However, when I go to the fridge, it's full...of WHAT?? Yep, CONDIMENTS. 3 kinds of BBQ sauce, salad dressings that sounded good when seen in the market, 4 different types of mustard, mayo in glass jars, squeezable containers, low-fat, no-fat, and full of fat. Pickles, peppers, relishes, compotes, marinades and sauces. But, there's nothing to eat. There's no room for actual food. So, I open the door, look longingly and all the condiments, think how good they'd taste actually ON something..and decide it's all too confusing and go out and hit a salad bar or steakhouse or a burger joint - anywhere that has FOOD.

My daughter April once found a jar of jelly that was older than her daughter, Alyssa. Which, April soon deducted, (she's the "mathematician" in the family) had to be over 6 years old. At that time, it meant we had packed and moved across country 2 times with the same jelly. I was mortified...but, wait, is that Blueberry-Peach Compote?? Does anyone have an English muffin???????????
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April said...

Actually, the jelly was older than Brian (10 yrs!) and had traveled to three states: San Francisco, CA; St. Louis, MO; and SLC, UT. It had a good, long life and traveled the world like no other jelly has ever done! :>>)))))