I like to keep a very well-stocked fridge. It makes me feel safe and happy to open the door and see endless possibilities for meal combinations. If I had to start over from scratch I'd get the things I know I always want to be there, the things I try to never run out if I can help it (I honestly start to get nervous if I look in my fridge and notice that there are only two eggs left in the wire basket I store them in or that the milk carton is running low.) For the fridge: whole milk, butter, a dozen eggs, Greek yogurt, Parmesan, cheddar, and a few other cheeses just to be sure, leafy greens like kale or arugula, apples, lemons and limes, some kind of cured meat such as prosciutto, salami, or bacon, corn tortillas, Dijon mustard, raspberry jam. For the freezer: Gluten-free bread, vanilla ice cream, chicken thighs, sausages, and a stash of frozen fruits and vegetables: mango, berries, corn, peas...with these basic things and a fully stocked dry pantry I can happily create many meals for myself.