Friday, January 8, 2010

If This Were An Actual Emergency...

Lately, the weather in the Midwest has been harsh. I believe the technical term is "effing cold." When the weather forecast called for a few inches of snow on Wednesday and Thursday, this area was gripped by panic. Twitter and Facebook were abuzz with "Is it snowing yet?" and wondering if your office would close due to the inclement weather.

Because I am an idiot, I attempted to run by the local grocery store on Wednesday night. I didn't need milk, bread or eggs, I just wanted some garlic bread and salad to go with our planned meal of baked ravioli. Big mistake. The snow hadn't started yet, but you could smell the desperation. I couldn't even get through the parking lot, let alone find a spot, so I left. I didn't need salad that bad. When I got home, my darling husband suggested getting takeout from Bandana's BBQ, so I had BBQ Chicken Nachos. Delish!

Anyway, it got me thinking about this penchant we have to stock up on milk, bread and eggs when the forecast calls for snow. Do humans have a genetic predilection for french toast when it snows? Personally, I'd rather have soup and grilled cheese, or meatloaf and mashed potatoes. (Leftover meatloaf sandwiches - mmmmm good).

As there are three more months of winter, I'm making of list of essentials to keep in my pantry in the event of an actual emergency. Interested? Head over to my new project - Cooking Without A Net - to see what I think is important, or add your own suggestions.

One thing that is definitely on the list:







6 comments:

Andrea said...

I did find a parking spot, and I did go inside. I got a lot of weird looks too, for I was stocking up on Canadian Club for my husband's bowling team. Yeah, I'm THAT person.

@shutterbitch

Nancy said...

AH... French Toast weather...Love it!!

I think we all stock up on bread, milk and eggs because there are so many things you can make with it...ME? I went and got milk and steaks, hamburger, cereal and soda..

Gregg said...

I'd stock up on Bailey's, if I was going to go to the store. I made the mistake once of going to Schnucks when snow was predicted. I didn't even THINK of the connection, but EVERY checkout lane was open and it was 7 or 8 people deep in each lane. If I didn't NEED to have wine that went with my dinner, I would have left. It didn't occur to me until later why so many people were there.

I am not bright.

Gail said...

We had milk and bread, too. But even more important... toilet paper!

My Life My Life My Life said...

I notice the same thing. Eggs, bread, milk and salt for the sidewalk. Me....I'd stock up on the hot cocoa and coffee...

Teresa said...

Mmmm BBQ Chicken Nachos is my favorite thing at Bandanas! Snow supplies...good frozen pizza's, Lays potato chips and Zing Zang bloody mary mix.