Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Fridges and Cookies

Today's Blogtober16 prompt is 'What's in Your Fridge.'

Some people have a two car household, well ours is a two fridge one! We used to have a fridge freezer and a deep freezer, but when the deep freezer needed replacing we decided that we needed more fridge space as well as more freezer space so we bought a second fridge freezer.

So what do we need two fridge freezers for? Quite simply, we are a house with four adults and three children and we eat and drink a lot.

My eldest daughter likes her drinks kept cold and she drinks a lot. She has bottles of water, smoothies, coconut water, ginger beer, Lucozade and Actimel. They take up quite a lot of room as you can imagine. Other drinks include my Other Half's Hemp Milk which he loves and regular milk. The fridge also has a water dispenser which is great in the summer.

We also like cheese, cheddar, goats cheese, Emmental, Leerdammer, Roquefort, Philadelphia, Red Leicester and whatever takes our fancy. We don't have it all at the same time, even us cheese addicts are not that quick at getting through cheese. At the moment we have Emmental, Cheddar, Philadelphia and my daughter ate the goats cheese last night. At Christmas we like to stock up for a fabulous cheese board. I love them when they add things like cranberries or chillies to cheese.

At the moment we have a selection of Indian accompaniments like bhaji's and samosas for our curry night. Yesterday we had fresh scallops and prawns but we've eaten them now. We love sea food and fish, well all of us except the Other Half who is actually allergic to them.

We usually have  a salad drawer full of salad a veggies we want to keep fresh, I also like fresh herbs.
One fridge is colder than the other and we've frozen a few cucumbers in the past. My daughter likes to keep apples in the fridge, she likes to eat them really cold and crispy.

Yoghurt is another favourite and we currently have a selection of Fruit Corner Yoghurts as well as a few pots of Greek Yoghurt. If you look closely you may find a Gu pot or two.

I don't keep eggs in the fridge, I like to keep them at room temperature and I always use them quickly. I also don't keep coffee in the fridge and can't understand why some people do.

My fridges are not next too each other, they are in different parts of the kitchen so it's good to remember what's in each fridge. The one with the milk is closet to the kettle! I try to remember what's in each freezer by storing open packets in one and unopened packets in the other. It sometimes works!

Often you will find a roll of pastry or cookie dough in one of my fridges. So I'd like to share with you a recipe for fridge cookies.

Fridge Cookies


350g plain flour
175g cold butter
175g caster sugar
2 Eggs
2 tsp vanilla essence

sprinkles for decorating


In a large bowl, crush the butter into the flour with your hands, until you have something resembling breadcrumbs.
Add in your sugar and mix
Then pour in your essence and eggs and bring together to form a dough with a wooden spoon.
Roll into a sausage 
sprinkle your sprinkles over a clear surface and roll your dough into it
wrap the dough in cling film
Put in the fridge for at least 30 minutes
Roll and cut and shape your cookies as you like, then bake on a lined baking tray at 175C for around 8-10 minutes depending on the size.

Here's some we made earlier!

cooked cookies on a spotty plate


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