BlogHer NaBloPoMo Daily Prompt for Nov 12
Name five things inside your refrigerator right now and how you feel about them.
1. Justin's Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
These have been in my refrigerator since yesterday. I'm surprised they've lasted that long. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are probably my all-time favorite candy. Should I feel better about eating Justin's organic peanut butter cups as opposed to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups? Yes. Although too close in calories and fat to make a difference, and I don't know the price difference off hand, I think I actually prefer the taste of Justin's and like the organic, preservative-free ingredient list.
After the photo was taken, I had to eat them ;-) I still feel a tinge of guilt, especially since it's before noon.
2. Homemade Caramel Sauce
This has been in my refrigerator since last Christmas and the sugar has crystallized. It has actually been in two refrigerators because it survived the refrigerator clean-out when I moved in February. It was a Christmas gift from Alec, Nina, Sonoma, Kai, Hillari, Max and Olivia, and I feel bad because I haven't used it on more desserts. Homemade gifts are very special. I vividly remember all of them riding up on their bikes to deliver it on Christmas Day. Good friends who love to cook and be creative. Although I feel bad for not enjoying more of it, many good memories are associated with this close group of friends, with many more to come.
3. Homemade Limoncello
Another gift from a friend, who is sadly no longer my friend. This bottle has been in my refrigerator since sometime this past summer. I still have feelings of hurt because I don't know what caused to this friendship to end. This was someone I thought would be a good friend forever, but she just suddenly stopped communicating and won't tell me why. I guess I should finish off the last glass, but maybe it's that last sip that keeps some connection alive. I miss her.
4. Cafe Du Monde Coffee and Chicory
This also survived the move from the last refrigerator to the current one, and is about 2 1/2 years old. This can of coffee brings back great memories of my first visit to New Orleans with John. Wonderful food, our early morning walk in the dark to Cafe Du Monde, more walks all over town exploring and taking photographs, meeting up with Mr. and Mrs. Bunkycooks, and coming back home to make our own beignets, chicory coffee, and many more recipes from our John Besh and Donald Link cookbooks, like gumbo and grilled oysters. This also gives me the itch to travel.
5. Summer Truffles
Unopened. Something John bought and forgot to take with him when he left. Feelings of hurt, but many good memories of our time together - cooking, concerts in the park, photographing food and wildlife, traveling, Halloween, and loving our Newfs.
Share your thoughts about something in your refrigerator....