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#16    QuiteContrary

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:34 PM

View PostMedium Brown, on 20 December 2012 - 11:32 AM, said:

I do all my grocery shopping on a day to day basis.
That could partially explain why Brits manage with small fridges.
Or it could be something to do with  the obsession as per sell-by dates.
Us Brits don't like anything left to waste and don't like storing things to excess.
It's only Christmas,New Year and when friends come to stay that we go mad with food and drink.
However we've got one of the American style refrigerators.
One of my sisters pet hates is me causing scratches with the waste bin.
I wonder if anybody's got the same obsession with keeping the exterior pristine.
Tbh the outside isn't   the problem but the condition of the inside.

Holidays! When I used to wish I had a second refrigerator!
(though not so now, all family and friends live too far away and our guest list is much smaller)

Keep your eyes wide open and don't run!

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in the existence of a large previously unknown undiscovered hairy biped roaming North America.
But I like to hear the accounts, read the books, watch the shows, discuss and argue about the phenomenon.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 20 December 2012 - 03:59 AM, said:


10 bottles of water

Maybe that's part of your answer.

We have these things called taps in our kitchen that provide limitless cold water :D  

Must admit, I'd always wondered why Americans have such large fridges .....  ;)

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

I think my fridge currently contains:

I bottle wine
I litre bottle ginger beer (soda)
I litre bottle lemonade
Some cheese
Butter (well, buttery spread actually)
2 or 3 jars of sauces etc
Bacon
And a drawer full of vegetables

I've run out of milk ......

But living and working in a small town, I tend to shop on a daily basis.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:10 PM

View PostEssan, on 20 December 2012 - 03:19 PM, said:

I tend to shop on a daily basis.

That just sounds like a pain in the butt.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:12 PM

Not if you don't have a car. :P


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

View PostEssan, on 20 December 2012 - 03:19 PM, said:

I think my fridge currently contains:

I bottle wine
I litre bottle ginger beer (soda)
I litre bottle lemonade
Some cheese
Butter (well, buttery spread actually)
2 or 3 jars of sauces etc
Bacon
And a drawer full of vegetables

I've run out of milk ......

But living and working in a small town, I tend to shop on a daily basis.

Interesting. If we looked in the frig and the above list was all we saw we'd say. "We need to go grocery shopping! There is nothing to eat!" But I don't know if it's psychological or a valid assessment of the situation.
Different strokes...

Keep your eyes wide open and don't run!

P.S. Just to be clear, because sometimes I am not. I do not believe...
in the existence of a large previously unknown undiscovered hairy biped roaming North America.
But I like to hear the accounts, read the books, watch the shows, discuss and argue about the phenomenon.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:45 PM

They aren't big into ice either, which takes up a lot of room in ours. Order a drink and you might get three small ice cubes in it. Ask for extra and they'll give you another one. :P


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:47 PM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 20 December 2012 - 07:41 PM, said:

Interesting. If we looked in the frig and the above list was all we saw we'd say. "We need to go grocery shopping! There is nothing to eat!" But I don't know if it's psychological or a valid assessment of the situation.
Different strokes...

They do...almost every day! lol Personally, I'd rather go shopping about every ten days.


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:53 PM

Saw this and love it
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now I just need to get it into this:
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In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:03 PM

View PostEssan, on 20 December 2012 - 03:13 PM, said:

Maybe that's part of your answer.

We have these things called taps in our kitchen that provide limitless cold water :D  

Must admit, I'd always wondered why Americans have such large fridges .....  ;)

Yes, we have lived in a lot of different homes. Some places the water is great, others, like here, yuck! The cheap bottled water I like is probably just tap water from somewhere.
I drink almost exclusively water (and a mocha frappe maybe 3 x a week :)) and a good bit of it, so taste matters to me. But we know it is a waste and have been talking about getting a filter system.

Edited by QuiteContrary, 20 December 2012 - 08:06 PM.

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But I like to hear the accounts, read the books, watch the shows, discuss and argue about the phenomenon.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:05 PM

View PostEssan, on 20 December 2012 - 03:19 PM, said:

I think my fridge currently contains:

I bottle wine
I litre bottle ginger beer (soda)
I litre bottle lemonade
Some cheese
Butter (well, buttery spread actually)
2 or 3 jars of sauces etc
Bacon
And a drawer full of vegetables

I've run out of milk ......

But living and working in a small town, I tend to shop on a daily basis.
That reminds me to do a stock take of my own fridge.
I believe I've got loose chips in the freezer compartment and I'm not talking ice.
A bottle of whisky on the top shelf.
What little vegetables we've got are in the meat section.
There's a complete dearth of anything that looks like it could be made into a meal.
We've also got the customary pint of milk,seafood sauce,grated cheese and some Lurpak.

Tbh your fridges content looks princely in comparison.
But we've getting a big buy-in on Saturday to compensate.



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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:10 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 20 December 2012 - 07:53 PM, said:

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Wow, we could never eat all that could hold by the expiration date! That looks institutional size, but I've seen some large ones like that in homes, but usually half is a frig and half is a freezer. I can see stocking a large freezer.

Keep your eyes wide open and don't run!

P.S. Just to be clear, because sometimes I am not. I do not believe...
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

View PostMedium Brown, on 20 December 2012 - 08:05 PM, said:

That reminds me to do a stock take of my own fridge.
I believe I've got loose chips in the freezer compartment and I'm not talking ice.
A bottle of whisky on the top shelf.
What little vegetables we've got are in the meat section.
There's a complete dearth of anything that looks like it could be made into a meal.
We've also got the customary pint of milk,seafood sauce,grated cheese and some Lurpak.

Tbh your fridges content looks princely in comparison.
But we've getting a big buy-in on Saturday to compensate.
Whiskey in the fridge? sacrilege!!

Last time i cleared out my freezer there was peas all over the place, I do not even like peas!

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:21 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 20 December 2012 - 08:11 PM, said:


Whiskey in the fridge? sacrilege!!

Last time i cleared out my freezer there was peas all over the place, I do not even like peas!
You havn't seen where I've stored the absinthe.
I've got a heavy drinking spree planned if things go pear-shaped.

Btw I've spotted a frozen jar of Korma sauce and a loose Yorkshire pud.
If you can do anything with those two items it'll be some recipe.
Just mind your teeth with the glass splinters.

Edited by Medium Brown, 20 December 2012 - 08:23 PM.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:22 PM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 20 December 2012 - 08:10 PM, said:

Wow, we could never eat all that could hold by the expiration date! That looks institutional size, but I've seen some large ones like that in homes, but usually half is a frig and half is a freezer. I can see stocking a large freezer.

We have a refrigerator/freezer in the kitchen, one in the stockroom and a big upright freezer, but we entertain a lot.





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