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Old 05-07-2008, 01:35 PM   #1
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Gramma's fridge and lists?

Two things here:


1. What was always in your grandmothers refrigerator that you always knew you could find there and could eat/drink and be happy about.
7 Up in Scottish grams house, always.
Pecan halves in a jar, and deviled egg filling for sandwiches in Norwegian grammies house, always.

2. Do you make lists?
I do now and have for a few years. Dh always has but I've been a late bloomer, now, if I must be organized, it involves a list.

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Old 05-07-2008, 01:38 PM   #2
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If I don't make a list I will forget my name every day.

My grandma always had Mountain Dew for us. In the skinny green glass bottles. Not sure they make them any more!
Ice cold milk, she would make "vanilla milk" with a little extract and sugar.
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:42 PM   #3
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I can't really remember what was in the fridge..but she had a giant turkey roaster and every time you opened the lid there would be a Neco waffer inside. It used to amaze us kids.

LISTS... oh yeah. I have one for almost every day.
Like Suzi, I need them to remember EVERYTHING!
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:07 PM   #4
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Grape Shast was (and still is) in my grandmas fridge. She is 97.

Most of the time we have a list.
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:10 PM   #5
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I can't answer #1 , because I never looked in my grandma's fridge. As for making lists, I do make food list, list of things I need to do, list of things I want, and lists of things I need. Also list of things that need to be done in the house or outside.
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:12 PM   #6
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Don't remember my grandma's fridge. Only visited her house a handful of times in my life. My grandparents lived very far from us.

Lists? You bet. I've always made lists. For everything. There's something quite satisfying about drawing a line through a completed item on a list. Gotta have my lists.

I also use my yearly calendars to write things that have to be done at specific times, especially when the holidays roll around.
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:13 PM   #7
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There was always Jarlsberg cheese in my grandmas fridge. She also always had bagels (this was in NY) on hand along with fresh veggies and all the fixings for bagles (whitefish, cream cheese, lox and lox spread, etc.). She also always had nuts in the house (not just my grandfather ) and often had dates.

Yes I am a list maker. I can't function without lists because my memory is pitiful.
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:01 PM   #8
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Only knew one grandma and she was very sickly and did not leave her bed.

Lists, rarely. For major shopping events, sometimes. But my memory is still pretty good and I generally know what we need. For stuff I want that we don't usually buy I may make a note.
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:04 PM   #9
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don't remember ever looking in my grandma fridg.

but now i am granny, when the grandkids were younger always had, ovaltine and the fixings of grilled cheese. very often cookies. they counted on the ovaltine the most.


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But my memory is still pretty good.
My memory is very good but the thing that gets me is that if I try to remember 25 items that are must do's, I don't want to set myself up for failure so it's easier to make sure I won't with a list. Again, been watching the man do it for a hundred years.
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