Help Me Stock My Fridge and Pantry for a “Courting” Kitchen

published Jun 22, 2012
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Q: What should I have in my fridge and pantry for a “courting” kitchen? I am in my mid thirties and recently back in the dating game. I am beginning what could be a promising new relationship. I realized that I rarely have friends drop in for food. I only stock my kitchen for holiday meals or out of town guest.

On a day to day basis I mostly drink water and cook uninspired meals of baked chicken, soups and stews. I am not asking about a date night meal but more like if I was going to offer someone a beverage or light snack before we head out for an evening of entertainment.

Sent by Ayanna

Editor: Ayanna, what a great question! We definitely recommend keeping a couple bottles of wine around — perhaps sherry in the fridge, as it lasts longer when open. Plus, a nice aged cheese and some smoked almonds, or a small round of salami and a jar of olives.

Here are some other ideas:

• Great Idea: Cheese Plate Jar for Company

Readers, what else would you suggest?

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