What to stock in the Refrigerator?

Food - Important
@Muelitz (1592)
Canada
May 17, 2009 7:09pm CST
This is the first time that I live alone. I am now renting an apartment and I am trying to stock up on important things on my refrigerator. So far I have eggs, milk, butter, onions, garlic, ginger, hotdog and water. I am wondering what else can I buy to stock up. Any recommendations?Thanks SFC
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@marguicha (117990)
• Chile
18 May 09
Please, don´t put the onions and garlic in the fridge! But you could buy some veggies: lettuce, celery, carrots, tomatoes, spinach. You can also buy some frozen veggies: it will help you a lot if you want to make a quick veggie soup or cream. I always have ground meat and small steaks put separated one by one. I have small plastic bags to save odds and engs (leftover to freeze so you don´t have to eat the same thing).I´d buy some fruit. I cook a lot with green apples nad use lemon and orange juice (real oranges and lemons). Take care and feel free to ask if you want more help
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• United States
18 May 09
It's very hard to tell what you would want in your fridge. I don't buy mustard but you may want it. So I'll go by what I like to buy for my fridge. relish,mayo,capri sun juice,No ginger in my house. Milk of course and the eggs you already have as well. I have pasta and dry cereal in my fridge as well. I can go on for hours here but my fingers can't take it. Lol Enjoy! Oh,don't forget to make some ice tea.
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@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
18 May 09
Hi Muelitz, when I moved into my very first apartment, I bought a lot of food for the refrigerator. I had cheese, bread, bacon, spaghetti and carbonara sauce, not to mention some of my favorite snacks like chocolates and ice-cream!
• United States
18 May 09
I know when I first moved into my apartment on my own, I didn't know what really to buy and I always made the mistake of buying too much stuff that I wasn't eating in time. So don't do a ton of fruit unless you are really going to go through it fast and also don't buy too much in bulk. My biggest friend was the freezer actually. Personal pizzas, bagel bites, etc. become my life existence - or at least my dinners. I'm a college student so on the run is exactly how I live my life. Oh - and lunch meat. Those can be the best lunch.
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• United States
18 May 09
The best thing you can do is stock up on things that you will use a lot. Whatever your favorite foods are! My husband and I eat a lot of cheese. There is always at least 2 different kinds in our fridge. We also eat a lot of fresh salads. So there is often lettuce - we go for the heads of lettuce because they last longer than the bags. The toppings for the salad vary. Usually you can find carrots, mushrooms, and bell peppers in our fridge. Make sure you only buy what you can use before something goes bad. You dont want to stock up on milk if you are going to have to dump half of it down the drain! Congrats on moving out on your own!
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@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
18 May 09
I would start with staples - some of which you have! What condiments will you use or need? Such as ketchup, mustard, bbq sauce, etc. You've already bought milk, eggs, and butter which are also staples in our refrigerator. I would say now once you have those things, stock up on fruits and vegetables that you like to eat. Stock your freezer with meats you enjoy. Another thing to remember is to buy any spices you may need to cook with. Even flour and sugar if you plan on baking at all. Cooking spray would be a good idea also. Good luck to you.
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• Philippines
18 May 09
Food to stock in the ref well you can buy chicken, it is the easiest way to cook. You can also add cheese, tofu, fruit juice, fresh fruits of your choice and some vegetables that you like to eat. You can also buy extra like bread, noodles in a pack but don't refrigerate these items. You can put them in your cupboard. Also add some sodas on your bottle pocket of you ref. Store some condiments like ketchup, mayo and mustard. You can also buy some macaroni but again , store in your cupboard not in ref. Do you like some extra sweet? you can buy ice cream also and some gelatin. Else you can opt to buy some cake and chocolate bar and place them on the egg pocket or dairy pocket of your ref.
@maxilimian (3099)
• Indonesia
18 May 09
fruits that you like, drinking soda, meat (ham), vegetables .. any kind of it, ice cream if you like but i'm wondering how big is your refrigerators?
@prinzcy (5042)
• Malaysia
18 May 09
I don't think you need to put onions, garlic and ginger in the fridge. Water yes, but not all of it. I usually stock up my fridge with food that I buy once a week like chicken, meat and seafood like prawn and crab. I usually buy them in a bulk so it's important to keep it in the fridge or they'll rot. Then, the veggies will fill up the compartment below. Since you're living alone, you need to care of your health so fruit and veggies are important. Fruit can stay in the middle compartment. The ingredient and sauce easily damaged like soy sauce, oyster sauce and others will also be in the fridge. You can read the label to find out whether it can be keep outside or not.
@megumiart (3781)
• United States
18 May 09
I think good things to keep in the fridge besides the hinga you already have are bread and cheese. I would also keep a couple frozen meals that can be microwaved for times when you are rushed or something.
@lelin1123 (15639)
• Puerto Rico
18 May 09
How about some veggies for a good hearty salad, condiments, orange juice, juices, maybe lunchmeats, fruits. How about Ice cream, ice and meats in the freezer.