Friend Makin’ Mondays: Groceries

by Kenlie Tiggeman on August 13, 2012

Am I the only one sitting at my desk and wishing the weekend was longer? Sigh…I hope everyone had a good week.  Mine was low key, but there were some pretty dynamic moments.

I’ve decided to change the way I eat so this topic seemed to make a lot of sense this week.  I’ll probably discuss food again this week, but right now let’s get to FMM.

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

In the Kitchen


1. How often do you cook at home? I’m rarely home so I don’t cook at home nearly as often as I should.  I’m going to try to change that this week.

2. Do you eat more fresh produce, frozen or canned produce? I eat fresh produce.  We didn’t have a lot of it growing up so I didn’t realize I loved fruits and veggies until later in life.  I like it, but I like it fresh.

3. What are a few unusual staples that can always be found in your kitchen?  You can almost always find pickles in my fridge.  Is that unusual?

4. Look in your fridge, then tell us about the healthiest thing in there. Hmm, leafy greens.

5. Now share the most unhealthy thing in it.  Mayo and sodas.  I cannot stand mayo, and I haven’t had a soda in over three years so those things don’t tempt me.  The chips in the pantry are a different story.

6. Do you eat leftovers? Not always, but sure.  I like things like soup and chili better the next day, but if it’s breaded or wilted I skip it.

7. Do you use coupons at the supermarket?  I use them occasionally, but I should make an effort to use them more often.

8. How often do you try new recipes? I haven’t tried a new one in months, but I’m making something new today. We’ll see how it goes.

9. Do you make grocery lists?  Do you stick to them? Sometimes I make lists, but not always.

10. If you could buy one food item that would magically be calorie-free, which item would you choose? Cupcakes, of course. ;)


Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions.  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments!  Happy Monday, friends!



{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

sanumaria August 13, 2012 at 2:10 am
Chris August 13, 2012 at 6:14 am

Not as amusing as I usually try to be, but my answers are here….


Amylou August 13, 2012 at 8:01 am
Aimee August 13, 2012 at 8:03 am

I also dislike mayo. I just can’t do it. I agree that soup is almost always better the next day. Have a great Monday!


mary August 13, 2012 at 8:39 am
Regan August 13, 2012 at 9:00 am
Carina August 13, 2012 at 9:01 am

Tried to add a picture to mine, but it shows a kind of empty fridge!


Lizzie August 13, 2012 at 9:48 am

I spent alot of time this weekend thinking about cooking and even made a meal plan for the week. This topic is right on time. Have a great day!


Dominique August 13, 2012 at 9:50 am
Renée (@pinkypie) August 13, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Hey Dominique, tried to get to your link but it wasn’t found :(


Krissy August 13, 2012 at 10:02 am
Jodi August 13, 2012 at 10:16 am
Tammy August 13, 2012 at 11:14 am


Sam August 13, 2012 at 11:22 am
Lisa August 13, 2012 at 11:23 am

I don’t have a blog anymore, but wanted to chime in about your comment about mayo. I’m not a big fan, either, but found a much healthier, tastier alternative: plain Greek yogurt. I stir that into tuna whenever I want a tuna sandwich. Better tasting, and better for you!


Lorraine M. Santiago (@justonecupcake) August 13, 2012 at 11:45 am
Rebecca August 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm

We have mayo in our fridge too, but I don’t think anyone’s used it in forever. I should probably throw it away!


Bella August 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I absolutely love this week’s topic, and I look forward to getting inspired by reading everyone else’s posts!


Kerry @ Half Healthy, Half Nuts August 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm
Renée (@pinkypie) August 13, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Yeah! I managed another FMM!! and we had some similar answers !


Heather August 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm
Renée (@pinkypie) August 13, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I just realised the most unhealthy thing I have in my fridge – GHEE!


Caaims August 13, 2012 at 2:45 pm
Melissa August 13, 2012 at 3:57 pm
timothy August 13, 2012 at 4:32 pm
here’s my answers, and i wanna apologize to those leaving comments the last few weeks my puter is wonky and i’m operating on limited safe mode! i’ll get back to y’ll asap but thank you kindlu for all the love and support!


Mege August 13, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Hi everyone, here’s my first go at FMM. I think this is such a cool idea btw!


Mege August 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Hi everyone. Here is my first go at FMM. I think this is a really cool idea.


Martinus August 13, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Hey Kenlie,

Here my FMM!

How you come up with these questions?


Vicki August 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm

WooHoo, I really made it on time this week! Here’s my answers.


Sharon August 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Here’s mine! My first one! I actually posted this comment by mistake on the “Trolls” post, sorry!! You can delete that one! =)


Hailey August 13, 2012 at 8:33 pm
Holly August 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm

I had to get up and look in my fridge twice! :) Happy Monday!


goingloopy August 13, 2012 at 9:08 pm

My answers to today’s, and the two before that, because I am a slacker.


Bubbles August 13, 2012 at 9:16 pm

My answers. I love doing these weekly.


Tammy August 13, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Here are my answers. This is a great idea, thank you!


Amanda August 13, 2012 at 11:22 pm
Yvonne August 13, 2012 at 11:54 pm

I can’t thank you all enough for taking the time to share your stories so that every moment I can find hope and inspiration!


Cathy August 14, 2012 at 10:17 am
Heather August 14, 2012 at 10:22 am
Meg August 14, 2012 at 2:13 pm
Grace @ Grace Dishes August 15, 2012 at 11:41 am

I missed it this week since I was away from home but I enjoyed reading your answers!

I hate mayo!


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