TODAY | January 25, 2013
>>> you can tell a lot about someone by what's in their refrigerator. this morning, tori spelling and her husband, dean mcdermott open up theirs to us. joy bauer, good morning.
>> good morning. i'm in front of the house of tori spelling and dean m mcdermott. this family is used to having their lives unfold in front of the cameras but i'm pretty sure nobody has ever taken a peek inside their fridge. that is exactly what we're about to do.
>> ready to show me your fridge?
>> there's something intimate about your fridge, it's sort of like looking in my underwear drawer.
>> let's do it. wow, this is a great fridge. you have a lot of stuff. you guys have to tell me about these eggs.
>> the green/bluish eggs are actually from our chickens. we have chickens.
>> gosh, i love this.
>> you can literally have a chicken anywhere.
>> new york?
>> yeah, why not?
>> all right.
>> i feel like i really am going into dean's underwear drawer. oh, what is that?
>> i made chili the other day, beef shoulder, pork shoulder and pork belly . and that was the leftovers so i'm going to use it for something else.
>> we are a meat family. we eat meat.
>> i don't mind meat at all. it was just so marbled so it freaks me out a little bit. light cream cheese but when you buy the whipped because the companies automatically incorporate air, it will drive down the calories and saturated fat.
>> didn't even know that.
>> who knew, right? what is that beautiful looking spread?
>> it was beat hummus. super simple, beats, white beans, garlic and salt.
>> here is my favorite.
>> how important is this for you guys with five children, four under the age of 6?
>> not important for them but for us.
>> little eraser on the blackboard of life.
>> what are you making?
>> we're making purple potato chips . so just pop them in. i'm doing a shallow fry.
>> what kind of oil are you using?
>> vegetable oil . just put them on a paper towel to drain some of the oil. shake. and then into a bowl.
>> i'm going to try this with my kids. so much better than anything that comes out of a bag.
>> thank you for liking our fridge and giving us a well rounded --
>> you have to meet another part of our family. this is cocoa, our chicken.
>> this is a glamorous chicken.
>> she is.
>> she would like to give you an egg for the road.
>> thank you. so delicious.
>> really cool.
>> thank you, guys. thank you for my egg.
>> and i guess, joy, dean was nice enough to throw open the doors of the fridge, huh?
>> such a beautiful family. they're not about diet food . irated them a well rounded fridge because they had a little bit of everything and they were kind enough to give you a big batch of the purple potato chips .
>> they're very good. i tasted one while i was watching.
>> and this is the beautiful red beat hummus. both of these recipes are on the website. people, it's friday. i'm thinking we're going to make this over the weekend.
>> did they tidy up the fridge before you came or was that the real fridge?
>> it was the real fridge. they organized it. opened up the freezer, too. i found some octopus in there. it was a little messy, but packed with stuff.
>> little more exotic than mine. joy bauer, good to see you.