Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Food Delivery

For those of you who wondered what the restaurant supply house brings to my house about once a month, here's the refrigerators, pretty well stuffed:

Of course, there's an under bar fridge containing many gallons of milk next to our breakfast room table. You didn't need to see that, right?

This is most of my dry goods cupboard. I don't store flour in there; that's
in the fridge, because some years ago we had corn meal infest everything with disgusting little bugs. So now flour lives in the sealed environment where I know it's safe, until I take it out of the bag and put it in a canister (where it will spend only a few days before it's gone).

There's another cupboard containing crackers, tortillas, extra jars of peanut butter and whatnot, and this one over the stove, containing some of the pasta I bought (only 2 cases, because not many of us are home).

I didn't bother to hike to the laundry room and take a picture of the upright freezer containing a top round cut into steaks, the 2 eye rounds cut in halves for roasts, the chickens, the turkey breasts, or the 20 pounds of ground beef. Nor did I foray into the basement to photograph the shelves holding giant cans of fruit, smaller cans of tomato products and tuna, artichoke hearts, clams, coffee and whatnot, nor the chest freezer full of frozen veggies. You'll have to imagine them (and be happy that you don't have to put all this food away).

Thor's just happy when they get cooked! He enjoyed his fish florentine last night, and is looking forward to meatloaf and sour cream potatoes tonight; does anyone else think he's dreaming of chicken tomorrow night?

18 comments:

Big Dude said...

Running a youth camp restaurant takes a lot of groceries and equipment. :-)

Nichole said...

WOW... holy food batman! I only wish we had 1/4 of the STORAGE that you have! That's incredible. I never realized you got deliveries like that.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Wow is right. Most of the time I seem to be on my own, and even when there is two of us, we have a fridge/freezer which is not that big. I have to admit to having a fairly good storage of tinned food and pasta etc but nothing campared to yours.

Thor is for sure dreaming about dinner tonight. I love him. Diane

Pam said...

AMAZING! I can only imagine what your cupboards and refrigerators looked like when you had all nine kids living at home.

tamilyn said...

Holy Moly-how many people do you feed on a nightly basis? I thought most of the kids were in college/on their own. I'll stick with my grocery bill thank you :)

It must be cheaper using a supply company like that?

gMarie said...

Oh I love meatloaf - thanks. Guess what we'll be having this weekend?

I wish I could figure out how to get restaurant delivery, even though there is only two of us. So - are you still getting fresh veg from your local farmer? g

Sue said...

I would not like to put all that away, but I'd especially not like to pay for all of that. My dog food bill may come close.

Pam said...

I am in awe, as usual. I can't even begin to image handling and prepping that much food!

Naptime Seamstress said...

Out of curiosity, do you have a particular brand of flour that you always buy?

I bought some store brand flour for the first time in a while (after always buying Pilsbury or Gold Medal), and I am very surprised by how clumpy it seems! The Pilsbury and GM are always so finely sifted.

I don't notice any difference in the quality of my baked goods, though.

What are your thoughts?

Joanne said...

Whoa that is a crazy amount of food! But I guess you need that with so many growing kids!

Linda said...

I get a real kick out of your idea of a side by side fridge! I'm just glad you're paying for all that ;) Where's the dog food?

Mango said...

THOR! I want to live at your house! I doubt anybody would notice one more mouth. Your cabinets and fridge have actual foodables in them! That is so cool.

Slobbers,
mango

altadenahiker said...

For some reason, the picture of all that bounty makes me happy. (I know, at your house, it doesn't last long, but still, get a load of all those eggs!)

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Glad I don't have your food bill! Holy moly that's a lot o' food! You work hard, my lady! So nice to see real food.

baby cribs said...

That's a very large storage you have there! I love it. I wish I also have that in my home.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh my God, my mouth dropped open when I saw that first picture!

Honey's here wishing she lived with a human who could cook! :-)

Hsin-Yi

monica said...

wow! just wow!! your very own grocery store :o))

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

One of my least favorite chores is doing the groceries, so a food delivery service would be wonderful!