Thursday Thirteen #27 — What’s in the kitchen?

Last week, I created Mitchell and Kerri‘s farmhouse for you, but didn’t do it totally Cribs style, by showing you what’s in their refrigerator. By popular demand… not just their fridge, but foods found in their pantry, as well.

Here you go.

Thirteen mostly food-type things in Mitchell and Kerri’s kitchen

1. orange juice, beer, and Mountain Dew (Mitchell’s drinks of choice, in order of preference, by and large)

2. pancake mix (This is important in the opening chapter of Trevor’s Song.)

3. coffee (Yeah, Kerri goes for it when M’s not around.)

4. brownie mix, as seen here

5. apples, oranges, grapes, and pears

6. Dragon Food — a box of catfood that Kerri recovered and that she uses to threaten him with when he shapeshifts from his usual, mild-mannered self into the dragon his fans know and love.

7. jarred mushrooms, as seen here

8. Salad fixings — varieties of lettuce, bell peppers, cucumber, carrots, broccoli, celery, cauliflower. Most of these make convenient snack foods, too.

9. bread that Val made by hand (no bread machine for her) and gave Kerri, who’d just finished the loaf she’d put in her bread machine. (You think an artist has time to knead dough?)

10. six kinds of balsamic vinegar, as seen here

11. random sketch pads and pencils that Kerri leaves places — the pantry, the kitchen table, the counters

12. potato chips (ever notice how Mitchell’s always eating them? They also have a part in the current WIP.)

13. ice cream, chocolate sauce, and other things that leave the sheets a disaster but are darn fun at the time.

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  1. Tink

    May 2, 2007 7:34 pm

    Always interesting to see what’s in someones kitchen. It tells a lot about people. 13… woohoo!BR/BR/My TT lists the 13 goals of a witch, with my thoughts on them.

  2. Wylie Kinson

    May 2, 2007 7:50 pm

    Again with the AMAZING attention to detail! Your characters are becoming ‘realer’ than most of my friends!

  3. she

    May 2, 2007 7:55 pm

    coffee AND pancakes *yum*BR/BR/So, when can I crash for breakfast?

  4. Susan Helene Gottfried

    May 2, 2007 7:56 pm

    Yeah, Wylie, well… umm… you see, I have no life and therefore must spend hours and days on this sort of thing in order to keep myself amused…

  5. Chelle

    May 2, 2007 7:59 pm

    I saw that brownie mix and immediately wanted chocolate! I am so hungry now.

  6. Sue

    May 2, 2007 8:28 pm

    Thank you for stopping by, and your welcome to TT! That sure is a lot of vinegar! .. 🙂 And yes, we do share a pretty cool name .. 😉

  7. Christine

    May 2, 2007 8:43 pm

    We always have pancake mix and chips around my place. I can really relate to your characters. :)BR/BR/And now I’m hungry!

  8. dew

    May 2, 2007 9:01 pm

    It’s fascinating to see how fleshed out your characters are.

  9. Janet

    May 2, 2007 9:37 pm

    Sounds like an awesome kitchen! I could deal with it 🙂

  10. cheesygiraffe

    May 2, 2007 9:48 pm

    I know that the brownie mix is dark chocolate. 😉

  11. Susan Helene Gottfried

    May 2, 2007 9:50 pm

    OMG, do you remember that?BR/BR/I finally found dark chocolate cocoa. I need to make brownies with it.

  12. Joely Sue Burkhart

    May 2, 2007 9:53 pm

    Wow, oh, wow. But where’s the soy sauce? Giggles.

  13. Susan Helene Gottfried

    May 2, 2007 9:55 pm

    Well, you knew THAT was there. Why repeat myself?

  14. Nancy

    May 2, 2007 10:03 pm

    LOL! I love 13…..BR/BR/I forget that these are not real people. Well, they are real to you.

  15. Thomma Lyn

    May 2, 2007 10:34 pm

    Sounds like a tasty place! Can’t beat Mountain Dew, pancake mix, jarred mushrooms and ice cream.BR/BR/Not all together, of course. ;-DBR/BR/Happy TT!

  16. Christie

    May 2, 2007 10:34 pm

    at least some of it is healthy! wish i could say the same for myself!!! happy tt! thanks for coming by!!

  17. Miscellaneous-Mum

    May 2, 2007 10:49 pm

    What do jarred mushrooms taste like? I’m spoiled, we get to buy them fresh all the time!

  18. L^2

    May 2, 2007 11:00 pm

    I love the brownie outtake. It makes me want chocolate too. But #13 has to be my favorite of the list. :-)BR/Happy TT!

  19. Alyssa Goodnight

    May 2, 2007 11:29 pm

    What a fun way to get people hooked on your book, and I agree–awesome detail!BR/BR/Happy T13!

  20. scribbit

    May 3, 2007 12:03 am

    My dream kitchen would have a separate freezer full of Ben and Jerry’s.

  21. SYH

    May 3, 2007 2:00 am

    that lots of food in the kitchen. I have non of them beside coffee. :p

  22. Robin

    May 3, 2007 2:10 am

    Love the Dragon Food idea, and I cracked up when I got to number 8.BR/BR/Happy TT!

  23. TopChamp

    May 3, 2007 6:10 am

    mmm….. all this TTing about food and I was already hungry.BR/BR/This pair sound ok to me!

  24. Tilly Greene

    May 3, 2007 6:40 am

    Ummm, jarred muchrooms? I’m passing those by for the ice cream and chocolate sauce 🙂

  25. Darla

    May 3, 2007 7:01 am

    So much fun, as always. And a great excuse to go back and read some previous scenes, too. 🙂

  26. scooper

    May 3, 2007 7:52 am

    Brownies, yummy!p

  27. Rhonda Stapleton

    May 3, 2007 7:55 am

    NICE–this is really such a good character-building exercise!!!BR/BR/Plus, you made me hungry, so thanks a lot. LOL

  28. Jane

    May 3, 2007 8:30 am

    WOW, their kitchen is better stocked than mine!!! You should have her drink Venezuelan coffee…it is THE best!!! Of course, she will have to GO to Venezuela to get it. BR/Thanks for coming by my T13, have a great day.

  29. ChupieandJ'smama

    May 3, 2007 8:40 am

    Great list! We have a lot of that in our pantry too. Especially the chips and that’s a problem for me. I have no will power.BR/I wondered about the signing for voting under another e-mail address. Hmmm, interesting….

  30. Emma Wayne Porter

    May 3, 2007 8:45 am

    mmmmm brownies.BR/BR/Darn you — I have brownie mix in my own cupboard and now it’s all I can think about.

  31. julia

    May 3, 2007 9:37 am

    I love #11, the sketch pads and pencils Kerri leaves behind like Hansel Gretel’s bread crumb trail.

  32. karen!

    May 3, 2007 9:50 am

    Happy Thursday!BR/Another fun TT. Glad to see Kerri’s showing her colors (at least where coffee’s concerned :P). Love the Dragon Food and how you’ve referenced your outtakes.

  33. Sparky Duck

    May 3, 2007 10:34 am

    Mountain Dew is the bomb. But what kind of coffee, chips and ice cream

  34. Robyn Mills

    May 3, 2007 10:53 am

    Salad, coffee and Pancakes and a notepad and pencils…. hmmmm sounds like a plan.

  35. Denise Patrick

    May 3, 2007 11:20 am

    What a great idea for a TT! I’ll have to do that for my July release.

  36. Barbara

    May 3, 2007 11:33 am

    We could not go without the salad makings! My husband could not do without tomatoes or ice cream! Good list!BR/BR/Check out my TT today.

  37. Starla

    May 3, 2007 12:09 pm

    Jarred mushrooms? Really?BR/BR/That sounds horrible. Of course, I’m not a fan of mushrooms…

  38. Daisy Dexter Dobbs

    May 3, 2007 12:15 pm

    I had to laugh when I read your wonderful kitchen list, Susan, because it so clearly reveals how we writers get thoroughly wrapped up in the lives of the characters we create. LOL I know for me it’s like they’re real, living, breathing individuals. And I can see it’s the same for you. 😉

  39. Rashenbo

    May 3, 2007 2:12 pm

    Yes yes… but what kind of potato chips? Salt and Vinegar? Sour Cream and Onion? BBQ? 🙂

  40. Susan Helene Gottfried

    May 3, 2007 2:39 pm

    Plain tater chips, of course. Kerri won’t kiss him when he has sour cream and onion breath. Well, she WILL. She just gives him grief about it.

  41. Rashenbo

    May 3, 2007 3:09 pm

    Plain? Does he at least get some queso or bean dip 🙂 Then people can harass him about his need for beano :DBR/BR/Oh, saw a blog post I thought you might get a kick out of reading:BR/BR/

  42. Sanni

    May 3, 2007 3:53 pm

    Well, I haven´t had a Montain Dew for ages, but a beer a few minutes ago *blushing* – it´s 09:50 pm in my part of the world.BR/BR/You´ll always find coffee, orange juice, various kinds of balsamic vinegar (4 at present), different kinds of salad and potatoe chips (for Frank) in my kitchen. So Mitchell and Kerri´s kitchen is stuffed perfectly for me – another great reason to move into the farm house =)

  43. Ann(ie)

    May 3, 2007 4:00 pm

    no chips here. pancake mix, though.

  44. FRIGGA

    May 3, 2007 4:30 pm

    Happy TT13!!

  45. Julia

    May 3, 2007 4:50 pm

    It interesting to take peek at what in people kitchen *grin*..BR/BR/Thanks for inviting us to see your character kitchen…it was fun! Coffee and pancake…yummmm

  46. Andrew

    May 3, 2007 5:08 pm

    Mmm! Most of that stuff is quite delicious! BR/BR/But wow, how do you keep track of all the food items you’ve used in the story and outtakes? I’m guessing you have a really good memory. 🙂

  47. Susan Helene Gottfried

    May 3, 2007 5:38 pm

    I keep VERY careful notes.

  48. Rhian / Crowwoman

    May 3, 2007 6:08 pm

    Pretty much what my kitchen has…except the dragon food. Where can i get that?

  49. MommyBa

    May 3, 2007 7:22 pm

    Lots of yummy stuff in your kitchen :)BR/BR/Coffee…give me lots of coffee…LOL!BR/BR/Happy Thursday 🙂

  50. Kuanyin

    May 4, 2007 12:18 am

    Your posts are so much fun that I’m gonna go try and track you down in that awful Bloggers Choice and vote for you! I wish it was easy and if you clicked on the link to vote, you’d just find your person to vote for…but no!!! Whoever created this design should be spanked! Oh, that’s my other blog–Blog-Blond. I guess there was a brief possession! 🙂

  51. Peter

    May 4, 2007 11:03 am

    Hi Helen…thanx for visiting me earlier on. Love your site and I am very jealous of that kitchen..It’s a great mix of ingredients and goodies!!!

  52. Shephard

    May 4, 2007 6:38 pm

    Contents sound very familiar. Fun idea to list. BR/BR/Michele says hello!BR/~S

  53. Sophisticated Writer

    May 5, 2007 4:26 pm

    # 4, 6 and 13 are things I really love too. Thought I’d get out of my mood and read your T13 list which is oh so yummy (I asked for a peek in their kitchen last time ;)BR/BR/Take care.

  54. alisonwonderland

    May 6, 2007 1:56 am

    #9 is making me hungry, and #13 made me smile! i love the attention to detail!BR/BR/thanks for stopping by!

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