While I was away last week, Barbour author Kristy Dykes "tagged" us to post pics of our individual refrigerators on our blog and explain the contents. I'm not real sure what her ulterior motive is for this exercise, but I'll play. (Of course, the pics taken with my cellphone camera aren't good enough to actually see DETAIL, so I'll have to give a blow-by-blow written description as well.)
We are still on an "organic" craze at our house these days, so if you look closely, you'll see organic milk and vanilla and pomegranate kefir (yum) and organic yogurt. There is a gallon jar of jalepenos and fresh homemade salsa to satisfy my southwest-weaned palate and a half-gallon tub of kimchee (and a rice-cooker on the countertop) when we get to hunkering for a taste of our "other" homeland, not to mention olives and lots of Tabasco and other firey condiments. I do believe you'll spot containers of hummus and artichoke dip if you look closely enough. However, the only sugary substances anywhere in our fridge comes in the form of fresh fruit--blackberries, apples, oranges, and the like.
I doubt you'll find another refrigerator in the good ol' US-of-A that contains the exact items in the exact proportions mine does. We each have a one-of-a-kind approach to food--what we crave, what we hate, and why. As writers, we each bring our own fresh perspective to even the most common of themes as well. We choose words from a common vocabulary to express our individuality. The plot recipe you are concocting is unlike any other.
For Christmas last year, JoAnne gave me a ceramic plaque that shows an open book along with a Max Lucado quote, which reads: "Your life has a plot; your years have a theme. You can do something in a manner that no one else can."
Remember your own 'fridge whenever you're tempted to think you have nothing new to add to what's already cookin' out there.