Fridge Friday: margarine edition

Last year I was part of the Fridge Friday group on NaBloPoMo. I think it’s defunct this year but I was inspired by the mass quantities of margarine in my parents’ fridge when I visited this past weekend.

Okay, Parents: account for yourselves.

8 thoughts on “Fridge Friday: margarine edition

  1. Are we sure the tubs included margarine or was it leftovers?

    I would assume the stick margarine is in mass quantities because of mom’s obsession with buttered popcorn. That’s my vote anyway…

  2. I also think it’s worth mentioning that there are four bottles of wine and 12 beers in that picture, yet our mother cringes with just one look at the outside of a liquor store as if leprosy is the only thing within its walls.

  3. So now you’re the Margarine Mafia? As for the tubs of margarine, one was nearly empty, another was the unopened replacement and the 3rd tub was the poor man’s version of Tupperware and contained leftover pasta.
    The stick oleo quantities are part of your father’s stockpiling fetish fondly referred to in the family as “Ken’s Club”. The man gets an un-natural high from extreme sport bargain hunting. The high point of his life was the day he qualified for a Senior discount. And heaven help us if I need an ingredient to prepare dinner and it isn’t Senior Tuesday at Kroger. Dinner plans will have to be changed, because it’s Sunday and we can’t buy milk until Tuesday. The good thing is I never have to grocery shop. Whenever I do pick up a few things I am chastised for not going to the store that had them on sale. OK. Fine. So now he does all the shopping. Works for me!

  4. Yes, Matt, the stick oleo is mostly used for my favorite comfort food – buttered popcorn. You should also note that the beer is non-alcoholic. Your Dad can’t have beer while on his meds. The wine was purchased at Sam’s. I have been in a real liquor store less than 5 times in my life. Not at all in at least 20 years.
    On my 21st birthday when I was in college I went to the liquor store for the first time… the only time I was excited to do so. Couldn’t wait for the clerk to ask for my license and say….”Oh! Happy Birthday” I handed over my ID. The clerk looked it over, paused, and said… “Oh…………..You’re from Mishawaka! Do you know….” Took all the wind out of my sails. And just a small confession so you know that you’re mother wasn’t a total “goody two-shoes”, the liquor I bought that day wasn’t for me. I was making a run for underage friends. And I did go out drinking too much that night and had cotton mouth and a headache all the next day!

  5. You can’t be a goody two-shoes if you contribute to the delinquency of a minor! Let’s turn her in.

    I was going to say “why bother with non-alcoholic beer” but that’s about the same as asking why I eat fake burgers so I’ll be quiet.

  6. I have to confess, after a Costco run, my fridge may or may not contain five pounds of butter. This is, if I’m down to one pound and preparing to bake.

    At first, I saw Geggie’s, then yours and felt completely left out because my fridge was devoid of anything but a Bailey’s like substance, but the fact that it’s non alcoholic beer negates that sadness.

  7. I just thought you’d like to know that my brother-in-law couldn’t drink due to meds, so he started buying a bunch of non-alcoholic beers of all different types. I tried them, and they weren’t great, but they weren’t bad either! Now I reach for one of those sometimes on weeknights instead of the real thing.

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