My friend Matchoo recently mentioned it was time to spring clean his food cupboards. So I have decided to do the same. And my going into the depths of my larder I have discovered several things.
* I now understand the evolutionary process that created the tuna noodle casserole. Guess what I made for dinner? I’ll give you a hint: I had cans of tuna, half a pound of noodles, a can of cream of mushroom soup, half a bag of panko and some lingering pieces of cheese in the fridge. It totally worked.
* It was clear that I had, at one time, planned on subsisting on Moroccan tajines. Ras al hanout, harissa, and multiple jars of olives.
* There was a time that Trader Joe’s stopped stocking cornichons. So the day it appeared back on the shelves, I bought two of them. And everytime I walk into TJ’s I think back to the panic I felt when they pulled the cornichons and instinctively reach for another jar. The cupboard revealed five jars of cornichons. Note to self: eat more cornichons. Note to self: watch Hoarders again.
* There is not enough bread in my life to balance the plethora of jams and spreads laying in wait.
* When the zombie apocalypse occurs, I am ready to greet them with steaming mugs of hot chocolate (3 jars).
* If peppercorns could be paid as wages again, I could leverage a significant labor force.
* Oh, the places I’ve been!…and brought home a jar of that region’s honey. Colorado honey, Kew honey, Australian honey. Honey is like my travel scrapbook.