Monday, August 13, 2012

Friend Makin' Monday: In the Kitchen

Happy Monday Everyone! On Monday Kenlie over at All the Weigh hosts Friend Makin' Monday. How does it work? She posts questions on her blog. You answer them on your own blog, and then post a link at on All the Weigh. So, here are my answers. If you want to participate answer these questions on your own blog, and post the link in the comments of Kenlie's blog.

In the Kitchen

1. How often do you cook at home? About 3 days a week. When I do cook I make huge batches and freeze the leftovers in individual servings for later.
2. Do you eat more fresh produce, frozen or canned produce? I usually eat fresh produce, especially fruit. But, this can get expensive. So, I do use frozen veggies frequently. I love pineapple, so when the fresh stuff isn't available I'll go with canned.
3. What are a few unusual staples that can always be found in your kitchen?  Sweet chili sauce. It goes with everything. And, nutella (it's terribly unhealthy, but so good).
4. Look in your fridge, then tell us about the healthiest thing in there. Eggplant, and spinach. I love baked eggplant and curried spinach and chickpeas.
5. Now share the most unhealthy thing in it.  My refrigerator is actually full of healthy foods. The worst thing in there is probably cheese. But, don't get the wrong impression. The freezer is full of popsicles and cool whip. And, the cupboard has a steady supply of cookies and nutella.
6. Do you eat leftovers? All the time. I purposely cook way too much food so that I'll have leftovers for a couple days, and freeze some of the leftovers in individual portions. It makes lunch easy and healthy, just grab a container out of the freezer and go.
7. Do you use coupons at the supermarket?  Occasionally when I just happen to get a coupon for something I buy regularly. But, I don't look for coupons, or choose my purchases based on the coupons I have.
8. How often do you try new recipes? A couple times a month. I've been making an effort to try new recipes featuring veggies that I don't eat enough of (e.g. kale, spinach, cabbage). I'm hoping I'll find some I really enjoy, and add more veggie variety to my diet.
9. Do you make grocery lists?  Do you stick to them? I always make lists. I usually stick to them.
10. If you could buy one food item that would magically be calorie-free, which item would you choose? This is a tough one. Either cookies or sweet potato fries. I've had a strange sweet potato fry addiction lately. Luckily it can usually be satisfied by my somewhat healthy baked version.


  1. Hi from FMM.
    Making big batch meals is such a great way to save time. I do that all the time in the fall and winter. Here's to crockpots!

    1. Absolutely! My crockpot gets a lot of use.

  2. dropping in from FMM - I buy frozen fruit when it's out of season, especially blueberries. but like you I'm a huge fresh fruit AND veggie fan, so try to buy seasonal stuff so it's always good quality. and you mentioned the Devil's Food - Nutella... this was my #10 answer!!

    1. Oh, I forgot to include blueberries. Frozen blueberries are their own food group in my house. I love them!

  3. Hi Krissy, I'm popping by from FMM. I think we must have similar tastes- I love sweet chili sauce, you're so right it really does go with everything! And cheese is my unhealthy item in my fridge too. I've also got to agree with you about sweet potato fries rocking! :)