Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thursday Thirteen

I figure I must be getting desperate when I resort to 13 things inside my fridge, but here goes:

1. Cucumbers from my garden, some of which are shriveling. Earlier this week I picked what I presume will be the last ones for the year.

2. Zucchini, also from the garden, and again I just picked what I presume will be the last ones. I have never picked zucchini from my little patch so late in the season.

3. Fudge that I made yesterday to take today to the Fincastle Library for their book and bake sale. I like to support their endeavors as much as I can.

4. Apples from Ikenberry Orchards. This local orchard has been in business for five generations, and I buy my apples from them instead of the supermarket. The locally grown taste a whole lot better, I must say. I love their ginger gold.

5. Baked roasted chicken from the supermarket. Very tender and tasty. I am dieting so I peel the skin off. I've had a rough week and some days you just don't want to cook.

6. McCutcheon's Apple Butter. This is a family owned venture, too, but in Maryland. They make my husband's favorite kind of apple butter; we usually travel up into the Shenandoah Valley for it a few times a year. That's his last quart (I just noticed he has two of them in there, one needs to be thrown out, I think) so it is time for another trip. I don't know why we can't find it in the Roanoke area, but The Cheese Shop in Stuarts Draft carries it.

7. Cranberry Juice. Just Cranberry, it's called. No sweetener. I have to cut it with a little grape juice to down it, I'm afraid. It's supposed to be good for me. I drink it 4 ozs at a time.

8. Probiotics. Somewhere in there is a bottle of Ultimate Flora, which I take daily. This is supposed to help keep yeast infections away and keep my gut working properly and things like that.

9. Water. I keep a big picture of water filtered with a Brita filter in the refrigerator at all times. I usually fill it at least once, if not twice, a day. It is important to stay hydrated.

10. Fat-free pudding. This is one of my few treats these days. Fat free pudding is 3 points in Weight Watchers. I don't eat it often but sometimes you need a little something different.

11. Fage 0% fat yogurt. I like the cherry kind the best. It is also 3 points in Weight Watchers.

12. The diet Dr. Pepper and the regular mayo belong to my husband, along with the regular salad dressings. The "light" Miracle Whip and the fat free salad dressings are mine. He won't eat "fat free" at all, hence we have two of everything. I won't drink diet sodas; I think that artificial sweeteners are bad for you.

13. Flax seed oil. This is supposed to be one of those "good" fats that people with poor lipid numbers take. I have taken the capsules for a long time and frankly don't see that it helps, so I thought I'd try the liquid form for a while.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 312th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. I like Duke's mayonnaise only and Eggland eggs too, if I have to resort to buying eggs. My cucumbers this year almost non-existent. They blew up like zeppelins right away.

  2. I've been taking probiotics since I got back from Mongolia. They really help, but I can't help wondering when the little helpful buggies will set up shop for themselves so I don't have to keep downing pills.

  3. I love-love-love Fage yogurt! It's the best out there, I think. :)

    Happy TT!

  4. Interesting post! It reminds me of a project I read about a few years ago where an artist photographed a whole bunch of people's fridges and freezers. Fascinating to see what folks eat.

  5. Your fridge is A LOT fuller than mine ever is, LOL. My T13: Banned Books Week 2013

  6. I also have the Fage yoghurt :) My flax seeds are ground and I sprinkle them on oatmeal or cereal.

  7. I'll take #3 & #4. Best wishes on dieting.

    The Food Temptress

  8. I'll take #3 & #4. Best wishes on dieting.

    The Food Temptress

  9. two of everything, that's funny! he probably wouldn't even notice the difference much if he didn't know. start them out with half of one and half of the other lol.


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