Tuesday, April 19, 2011

La Tournée de Mon Réfrigérateur

Why yes, I do speak French. And yes, the title of this blog is "The Tour of My Refrigerator." Earlier today I couldn't get the phrase "Tour de France" out of my head - I must have seen or heard it somewhere in the past few days and it was brought to the forefront of my thoughts all day. Anyways, I thought it would be funny to say "Tour de (insert word for refrigerator)." Unfortunately, when I went to find the word for refrigerator at www.freetranslation.com, I was sadly reminded translations are just not that easy. So, the aforementioned (and what would've been really awesome) blog title is history. We have instead...La Tournée de Mon Réfrigérateur. Good enough. P.S. I wonder if anyone has ever told the big wigs at "Tour de France" that their translation is all off....

Okay, so back to the actual subject of my blog - The Tour of My Refrigerator. I used to really like the show MTV cribs, particularly the part where celebrities opened the fridge and showed the world what they ate. Sometimes people had it all neat and organized and stocked for what looked like a Home & Garden Magazine shoot. Others opened it up and showed it "as is." It fascinated me what people loved and didn't love. Most rappers had a bottle of Cristal and indie chick singers had hummus and organic wine.... Pretty typical.

Anyways, I decided to share what's in my fridge - the important stuff for the Salinas Family. So, here it is, in all it's glory!

EGGS! We seriously go through 3-4 dozen eggs per week. Every morning, Brad eats 2-4 eggs (or egg whites) and I eat 2 eggs. Obviously, 1/3 to 1/2 of a carton is used every morning. We love our eggs - but not the price! This is one reason I am SO excited for the Farmer's Market to open - farm fresh eggs that are way cheaper and LOCAL!

 (Top Left): BEEF! Brad loves beef - he grills burgers all the time and is a fan of my homemade meatloaf! We found a  good deal for grass-fed beef at Whole Foods last Sunday and bought a lot!
(Top Right): JUICE! One of my favorite things, that Brad has recently become quite fond of. My mom used to buy this juice when I was little, so it's kind of a nostalgia thing...
(Bottom Left): BRITA SPIGOT! What would we do without our Brita UltraMax water filter??? We would be lost. End of story.
(Bottom Right): YOGURT! I love yogurt and eat about 2 cups per day. Unfortunately, I have yet to find an organic kind that I like, so for now...Archer Farms it is!

(Left): My personal favorite that would be very hard to live without...Pickles. No, not just any pickles - not those neon green walmart pickles. No... Trader Joe's Kosher Dill Pickles.
(Right): Brad puts ketchup on EVERYTHING. No joke. In fact, my brother actually coined the phrase "Brad it up," meaning to put ketchup on something. :)

So, what about you? What's in YOUR fridge? What can't you live without???


  1. I love the tour! Other than the egss (yuck!) I couldn't agree more. We love that Orange Strawberry Bannana juice too. And of course... you know my feelings about the dill pickles :) I need to look into that Brita pitcher you have. We don't drink enough water - maybe that would help?? Lv ya!

  2. Ya know, I never mentioned it, but I was QUITE jealous when you won all those eggs from Thistles and Clover at the dinner we went to together! We go through them so fast! :)

    We love our Brita pitcher! We both drink lots of water anyways, but it's nice to just be able to stick your glass in the fridge and use the spigot to get some nice cold water. I fill up a glass every night before bed and set it by my nightstand. The only thing I hate doing is refilling it - I don't know why, because it's not hard and takes under 60 seconds, but I just hate it. It's one of those unspoken things that Brad just knows is his job to do. :)