posted by Caroline

I didn’t know what to expect when we got home from France. Usually we leave the house empty for a week or so, and a friend often thoughtfully stocks our fridge with milk and bread and eggs, maybe some fresh fruit, for our return. But this time, we were gone much longer and it worked out to have a housesitter stay with her two children. What would we find at home, we all wondered. The boys thought maybe the other kids would have set up a new and exciting train track. I just hoped the house was sort of clean. In fact, it was very clean, and better, I found a note saying “Everything in the fridge is recent, and edible.” Well, we’ll give the turkey breast to friends who eat turkey, and some of the rest is food I wouldn’t have thought to buy myself, but frozen pizza when we’re all so jetlagged? Looks good to me.

a bottle of Sprite

a box of Rice Dream

a box of organic salad greens

a Kashi frozen pizza

Trader Joe’s frozen quesadillas

a jar of orange marmalade

half a carrot cake (yum!)

a jar of Skippy peanut butter

4 steamed artichokes (possibly from the plant in our backyard)

1/2 can of black beans

frozen black bean and cheese taquitos

frozen green beans

frozen pesto tortellini

a jar of Smuckers strawberry jam

a quart of hazelnut flavor Coffee Mate

a box of Stoned Wheat Thins