A Full Fridge

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You know how it is – there a moment when your fridge starts to look a little bare, and you think, “Hmm, I should go to the store soon.”  Normally, the day I have that thought, I get my butt to the store (heaven forbid we go one day without bananas), but this time, I was too busy. 


FINALLY, we made it to the store.  We were really beginning to scrape the bottom of the food barrel!


Everyone was happy again!


Here’s a few posts that describe what we buy at the store:



Yesterday afternoon:  Post-Girls on the Run snack of a banana, blueberry, brown rice protein powder, and soy milk smoothie (I ran 2.0 miles with the girls!):


Dinner: California Pizza Kitchen homebaked Spinach and Artichoke pizza.  This was SO good.  I will be buying CPK pizza again!  With steamed collard greens on the side.


Dessert: Three big dates!


And today, for breakfast, something SPECIAL.  The Husband and I have an important meeting today that we really need to go well, so I made us an extra-nice breakfast.


In the sandwich:  one over-easy egg with two fake sausages (Morningstar brand) with a side of fruit.


The addition of Italian herbs really added something special to the breakfast sandwich – I love these things!  You can find them in the refrigerated section.


So – how obvious is it that we went grocery shopping based on my eats? Haha! I love having a full fridge to cook from. 


Have a good day!



  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life May 4, 2011, 8:59 am

    We’re the same way. My meals always look so much fuller after I go grocery shopping. When we’re getting to the end of our food I have a tendency to eat a lot of peanut butter toast for breakfast.

  • Katie @ running4cupcakes May 4, 2011, 9:09 am

    I really like CPK frozen pizzas too. We usually buy ours from Sam’s Club but they haven’t had any lately. Total bummer.

  • April @ Grits and Granola Bars May 4, 2011, 9:13 am

    Good luck on your meeting 🙂 Your breakfast looks delicious, by the way!

    Cute picture of Maggie and The Husband! My kids are so crazy over the pics you post of Maggie. My two year old has started calling her “Baby puppy Macky” haha 🙂

    • Caitlin May 4, 2011, 9:19 pm

      That is so cute. Maggie says thanks!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 4, 2011, 9:18 am

    Isn’t a full fridge the best feeling?? I get so anxious when my fridge is starting to look bare! I also use the herb pastes that you have. Right now I’ve got the cilantro one because I find that the bunches of fresh herbs always go bad before i can use it all. Like really, who needs a bunch of cilantro the size of your head?!? Well, unless you’re cooking for Cinco de Mayo or some other Mexican feast!

  • Michelle May 4, 2011, 9:19 am

    I love seeing other people’s fridge’s and what they buy at the grocery store. Nothing better than a fully stocked fridge 🙂
    I hope the meeting goes well. Have a great day

  • chloe @ 321delish May 4, 2011, 9:20 am

    that breakfast looks great! Starting my day off with a “gourmet” breakfast always makes me feel like its going to be an extra productive day. Hope it is for you!

  • Baking 'n' Books May 4, 2011, 9:21 am

    Good luck with the meeting. Is there cheese on the pizza – what about the Hubs?!

    • Caitlin May 4, 2011, 9:19 pm

      He ate it… He’ll do cheese every now and then.

  • Freya May 4, 2011, 9:22 am

    I love how thick you slice your bread – you have a knack of making bread look SO friggin’ good!
    Good luck with the meeting 🙂

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me May 4, 2011, 9:23 am

    I love a full fridge after shopping! Looking into the fridge and seeing all the goodies I can use rocks!

  • Karen May 4, 2011, 9:27 am

    I LOVE those tubes of herbs! My favorites are basil (through the winter) and ginger. I used to keep ginger root in the freezer and break a knob off when I needed it. But the stuff in the tube is SO much easier!

  • Meg May 4, 2011, 9:32 am

    I love the squeezable herbs! So tasty!

    Enjoy your adventures today! What a ballin’ breakfast!

  • Kaci May 4, 2011, 9:46 am

    Mmmm that breakfast looks so yummy!! Good luck with everything today!! XOXO

  • Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa May 4, 2011, 9:49 am

    I am the same way with bananas – I feel that something is missing from my life if I go a day without eating one (or three!).

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 4, 2011, 9:51 am

    The CPK Spinach-Artichoke Pizza is my favorite frozen go-to. Definitely going to check out the herbs in a tube – I always feel wasteful since the fresh bunches go bad faster then I can use them all.

  • chelsea May 4, 2011, 9:53 am

    Yummy looking breakfast!! We really need to go to the store, but I don’t go to till Friday….so we are really scrapping the bottom!!

  • lindsay @ The Reluctant Runner May 4, 2011, 9:56 am

    We’re pretty good about going to the store every Sunday night, but last week we didn’t go unitl Thursday and it was getting pretty desperate around here! I love having a fridge full of fruit and veggies to choose from 🙂

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) May 4, 2011, 10:01 am

    I love putting meals together after I go to Costco because they involve so much fruit!

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out May 4, 2011, 10:07 am

    Congrats on getting to run!
    I haven’r run since last Tuesday – since being displaced frmo the tornadoes. I’m looking forward to this afternoon. FIRST DAY BACK IN THE GYM!!! Woo Hoo!!!!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels May 4, 2011, 10:20 am

    My fridge is usually bare at the end of the month, because we have run out of money in our grocery budget (we live off cash only) … so I have to make do with whatever is left and I call that week “Frankenmeal week” hahaha

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans May 4, 2011, 10:21 am

    Good luck at your meeting today!

  • Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing May 4, 2011, 10:24 am

    If I run out of apples, it doesn’t matter if it is 2am — I will go to the store 😉 Thus, I understand the urgency of buying more bananas.

    And I would really, really, really like to steal Maggie for my own… Just sayin’.

  • Errign May 4, 2011, 10:24 am

    I used to demolish CPK pizza back in the day…so good!

  • Donna @ Love, Run & Travel May 4, 2011, 10:27 am

    Good luck at your meeting and that breakfast sandwich looks insanely good, i kind of want one for lunch 🙂

  • Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 4, 2011, 10:31 am

    I love when I have a full fridge with endless possibilities 🙂

    Question: I’ve just been noticing that you take lots of pictures and talk about Maggie a lot (which I love!), but why doesn’t James get the same coverage?? LOL

    Good luck on your meeting!

    • Caitlin May 4, 2011, 9:18 pm

      Hahahaha I know, people have comments on the lack of James photos before. He just doesn’t like his picture taken as much. 🙂 I love him as much though! We go on walks alone everyday

  • Little Bookworm May 4, 2011, 10:31 am

    Good luck with your meeting!

  • Khushboo May 4, 2011, 10:31 am

    Nothing like a hearty breakfast to start the day off right! I love having a full fridge- the choices are endless, although it does make meal-planning confusing!

  • Lucy @ The Sweet Touch May 4, 2011, 10:33 am

    Best of luck to the hubs!!! You two make a great pair, I know it will go well!

  • Halley (Blunder Construction) May 4, 2011, 10:51 am

    I’m a big fan of the Dorot frozen herb cubes. They come in handy all the time. 🙂 Enjoy your eats

  • Melissa @ Be Not Simply Good May 4, 2011, 11:18 am

    I’ve never seen those herb tubes. Hmm, I’m intrigued.

    My meals change as the supplies dwindle, too. You’ll see a lot more fresh veggies and fruit right after I’ve shopped (or gotten a CSA box) and more frozen as shopping day approaches.

  • Katie G. May 4, 2011, 11:29 am

    yum, the purple smoothie and egg sandwich look awesome!!! is it time for lunch yet? ha
    i desperately need to go to the grocery store, but i am going out of town next week so i am trying to use up what i have…meals have not been very exciting and a bit boring lately. i am already looking forward to re-stocking when i get back mid may!

  • Kristina @ spabettie May 4, 2011, 11:37 am

    sweet maggie… 🙂 we love those herb tubes too – but soon our garden will be here, wee!

    hope the meeting goes awesome today!

  • Nachol Lindsay May 4, 2011, 11:44 am

    Love the variety that a full fridge brings with it!

  • chris May 4, 2011, 11:50 am

    Nothing better then a full fridge after a good workout

  • Lili May 4, 2011, 11:55 am

    Oh yeah, what a breakfast sandwich!! Mouth is watering! I also like CPK pizzas!

  • Abby May 4, 2011, 11:58 am

    It is kind of an emergency in my house if there are no bananas so I can relate! 🙂 How long do those herbs in a tube last? Do they taste as good as buying fresh herbs?

    • Caitlin May 4, 2011, 9:17 pm

      I think they taste better than the real herbs… I think they last a couple of weeks.

  • Marina May 4, 2011, 12:04 pm

    full fridge is the best 🙂
    I definitely start freaking out when I run out of something important, like milk or bananas!

  • Katherine @ Neon Blonde Runner May 4, 2011, 12:26 pm

    Yes, I really need to hit up the grocery store, my fridge is empty.

    Time for a trip to Trader Joe’s!

  • Amber K May 4, 2011, 12:31 pm

    I love having a full fridge with lots of choices! But throughout the week it slowly gets bare. But I have to go to the grocery store practically every other day since we go through a ton of produce. I don’t have the room for it all, and the organic tends to go bad quickly.

  • Parita @ myinnershakti May 4, 2011, 12:52 pm

    Love herbs in a tube! My favorite is basil.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) May 4, 2011, 1:06 pm

    That sandwich looks so good! I need to come up with a good soy free sausage substitute. I miss sausage biscuits with grape jelly. I used to do that as a kid and I’ve been craving it a lot lately! Have a great day Caitlin!

  • Josephine @ Creating a Positive Life May 4, 2011, 1:26 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try those herb tubes but was unsure. Glad to hear they are keepers!

    • Caitlin May 4, 2011, 9:17 pm

      They really are yum!

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) May 4, 2011, 1:33 pm

    Hoping the meeting goes well!

    I’m glad you were able to do a little running with the girls.

  • Sarah @ The Pajama Chef May 4, 2011, 1:45 pm

    mmm i love eating after going to the grocery store! it’s the best 🙂

  • Jen May 4, 2011, 2:27 pm

    CPK pizzas are amazing, it’s even better at the restaurant, but I love the frozen versions too 🙂
    Good luck @ the meeting!!!!

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 4, 2011, 2:31 pm

    I use that Italian Herb paste all the time! It’s a great substitute for pesto 🙂 I tend to whisk it with olive oil before I roost or saute things with it too!

  • Ashley @ Thefitacademic May 4, 2011, 2:40 pm

    hooray for a run!! So glad it seems like your knee is finally on the mend!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 4, 2011, 3:17 pm

    i LOVE a full fridge too 🙂

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing May 4, 2011, 3:23 pm

    That breakfast sandwich sounds AMAZING!!!
    I loove having a stocked fridge.. the hard thing is deciding what to eat!

  • jen May 4, 2011, 3:29 pm

    Caitlin or anyone who knows the answer quick question!

    Are green monsters portable? Meaning if I make it in the morning and stick it in a fridge for a couple hours will it still be good? or will the spinach and everything separate/get gross?


    • Caitlin May 4, 2011, 3:45 pm

      Yup just shake again!

      I’ve heard it loses some of its vitamin power because the spinach is shredded and the vitamins escape (wow, that was a non scientific description), so while it’s better fresh, it is still awesome, of course.

  • Michelle (your girlfriend for fitness) May 4, 2011, 3:31 pm

    I discovered how good CPK’s pizza were about a month ago and they are my go-to pizza’s especially when shopping at a regular grocery store when I can not find my Amy’s pizza… her’s are also awesome! I always get the CPK Margherita and add my own spinach.

    Morning star patties are also one of my special items I treat myself to from time to time (I love the spicy ones) but never cared for the long list of ingredients… I am not sure why I am just finding out that they have an organic soy version with half of the ingredients… only thing is I don’t think they sell the organic ones in spicy 🙁

    What kind/flavor do you use?

    • Caitlin May 4, 2011, 8:50 pm

      I did the regular. I cannot believe they have spicy! I want one!!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 4, 2011, 3:44 pm

    I always get overwhelmed when I go grocery shopping. I never know what I want to dig into first! That breakfast looks heavenly – a makeovered breakfast sandwich!

  • Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit May 4, 2011, 4:08 pm

    i love those morningstar sausage patties! they make for exciting breakfasts at home!

  • erica May 4, 2011, 4:09 pm

    hope your meeting went well!

    i too have a completely bare fridge…so bare that we have only cereal to eat, but no milk! and we have no time to go shopping so my meals today sadly came from….mcdonalds. 🙁

  • Natalia - a side of simple May 4, 2011, 4:11 pm

    There’s no such thing as a day without bananas in my life. That’s a sure sign I’m hitting up the grocery store 🙂

  • monicanelsonfitness May 4, 2011, 4:45 pm

    yummy yummy foods! It is so rare for me as well to have no bananas in our house. Gosh, I have to say right now…

    aren’t we so lucky to have the abundance to have the means of getting all this amazing food just by going to the store to get it. Being able to have bananas everyday…it just hit me how lucky we all are in this country… 🙂

    • Caitlin May 4, 2011, 8:48 pm

      You are so right Monica and that is a good reminder for us ALL to be thankful for what we have!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) May 4, 2011, 6:07 pm

    now THAT is one tasty breakfast!

  • Molly @ RDexposed May 4, 2011, 6:19 pm

    I love new groceries! Everything is so bright and fresh! The possibilities of meals boggles the mind.

  • Running Mama May 4, 2011, 6:23 pm

    My fridge is getting bare but we move on Saturday so I’m leaving it that way until then. :/

    I love having a full fridge and a weekly menu too. Especially when I was home schooling…huge help! I’ll have to try that herb tube.


  • Tara May 4, 2011, 7:19 pm

    That breakfast looks yummy!!

    Do you usually have a snack after supper or is your dessert it for the night? I am curious if most bloggers snack at night – I rarely see pics.
    Love your site by the way 🙂

    • Caitlin May 4, 2011, 8:48 pm

      Nope I tend to eat reallllly late so I just do dinner and crash.

  • Christine May 4, 2011, 7:34 pm

    Nice to know about the CPK pizza- I’m always scared about the frozen pizza cardboard effect.

  • R @ Learning As I Chop May 4, 2011, 7:47 pm

    Wow, I’ve never seen herbs in a tube before!

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