Perhaps because I’m caught up in the lazy days of summer. Perhaps because it’s an interesting topic. Perhaps because, with all the heat and humidity, I want to live there.
Today, we discuss the contents of my freezer.
Time and time again, I happen upon blog posts chronicling the retail food adventures of people from all over the world and let me tell you something: it fascinates me. I love nothing more than “ooh”-ing and “ahh”-ing over the random products hidden away in the kitchens of others, especially if they include something that I’ve never heard of before. It is in the spirit of this inspiration that I guide you through the frosty contents of my freezer.
Pictured more prettily in the photo above, we have the basil ice cream tucked away in the freezer photo below. Sitting below it is a forgotten container of avocado ice cream. One of these flavors was delicious, one of them was gross beyond belief.
You guessed right. The avocado was puke-tastic. The basil flavor was cool and aromatic and yummy.
Hanging out nearby is this plate of peanut butter pretzel bites. A couple of nights ago I whipped up a batch of these after spotting the recipe over at 17 and Baking. Casually reaching into the freezer to grab one or two of these has become a regular feature of my daily routine. They’re the perfect combination of salty and sweet, between the crunch of pretzels and the savory peanut butter, all covered with a dunk of bittersweet chocolate. Truly, the more I see them, the more I love them.
Then there’s the ubiquitous amounts of coffee.
Coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee.
Eggos. I eat these for breakfast way more than I should. They’re just so easy to toss in the toaster. Not to mention when topped with some salty, melted butter. Yeah you’ll be hungry in an hour, but it’s kinda worth it just to not have to cook when you’re all sleepy.
Look! Healthy stuff! I actually just grabbed these at the grocery store the other day, so I have no idea if they’re good or not. As a rule, however, when anything involves curry, I buy it.
Frozen red velvet cupcakes waiting to be iced. After years of last-minute baking for people, I decided it would be a good idea to keep an emergency batch on hand. That way, it’s just a matter of whipping up a quick bowl of frosting and we’re ready to go.
Unless I get the munchies beforehand. Then we’re in trouble.
More healthy-ish stuff. Mainstays like good ol’ Lean Pockets really save the day when there’s nothing for lunch besides Cheetos.
You know you have a box of these in your freezer. Thin Mints belong in the freezer. It is a truth that has been drilled into my psyche since my days as a Brownie Girl Scout.
Microwave steamed veggies are the greatest invention known to mankind.
But what about the iPod? Advanced medicine? Facebook?
These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are evidence of an ongoing quest of mine to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. I’ve been working off the same two recipes for the past couple attempts and I think I’m getting closer. You’ll be the first to know when I’ve struck gold.
And finally, because they’re so delicious and so dreamy, Magnum ice cream bars. Honestly, I never realized that ice cream bars could be this yummy. Rather than just a thinly coated chunk of flavorless ice chunks, Magnum bars are filled with creamy, beautiful vanilla ice cream, sprinkled with real dots of vanilla bean, all dipped in rich, gorgeous chocolate, optionally filled with a layer of caramel as well.
So there you have it! The hidden contents of messy freezer displayed for all the world to see.
It’s like MTV Cribs, except minus the Bentleys.