I make sure I have milk, eggs, lunchmeat, canned tomato soup, my favorite whole grain bread, and my favorite cheddar cheese block.
Those are staples. But I may want to make some homemade minestrone soup too, so I make sure I have the celery, carrots, zuchini, etc. and other stuff I need for that. Favorite frozen pizza, hot dogs, chips, ground beef, and buns too.
I try to provision for at least four or five days. I work from home and I hate to go out in bad weather. I especially love to cocoon in winter. Minnesota does that to people.
Oh wait - I'm broke!
Sounds yummy, r5.
Nothing. I usually have enough food to last me a day or two.
R5 you must be a fat slob pig
coffee and baking ingredients - I love baking when I'm stuck at home in cold weather.
But you also need stuff thet doesn't require cooking. Power might go out.
Pet food -- I could live off my hips for the duration, but the cats start nagging after a few hours.
Bottled water in case the pipes freeze & break, wine, vodka, 7Up, coffee (I have a little camp stove for emergencies).
Peanut butter, big block of cheddar, canned sardines & vegetarian chili.
Apples & bananas, green onions & radishes.
Clay kitty litter and outdoor rugs for car traction
The one good thing about a gas stove is that it works when the power goes out.
Coffee for the french press
Dog/Cat food (they come in 25 pound bags, so I'm good)
Canned broth (I buy the cartons, but they only last me a week)
Gas for the portable generator and snow blower. I have less than five gallons.
Always have kitty litter and extra blankets in your car and something to eat. It sounds over the top but if you live in the north or midwest, you need it.
I remember my local liquor store a couple of years ago, when the 2 blizzards were expected. The days before, lines went around the block.
I was sure to be first in line.
Dakotas, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, r19. We gaze up at the white trails of jetplane exhaust as the bi-coasters fly over us.
Stark, raw, outrageous beauty is everywhere.
And the best part is that it's mild; in the 30s, perfect bundle-up and take a walk weather.
Della, I thought you were in some part of Long Island.
Although I'd be very proud to say so, r21, nope, I'm a born and bred life-long Cheesehead.
Lots of people move away because of the weather; I love living here for the same reason. I couldn't imagine living in a climate that never changes. Here you get four distinct seasons, although, I'll admit, for the past few decades the lines seem a bit blurred.
Blizzard? Never seen one.
I second r1
The only "Blizzard" ever seen in our town is when someone brought in a chocolate blizzard (milkshake) from the Dairy Queen on the mainland.
We had snow flurries here on Dec. 24, 1990 - a major date in the history of this laid back oceanfront island.
I first heard about the upcoming storms on the car radio. Since I was driving past a noisy bus when the report started, the first part wasn't clearly audible & it sounded like the guy was announcing "lizard warnings in the midwest". Not sure how to prepare for that.
Della, I'm in GB and I agree with you. I've already shoveled twice and gone to the gym. I LOVE this stuff!
I can never decide so I just get a turkey sub from Subway and stick it in the fridge. And weed.
r25, where are you?
Like it matters? We're all going to be dead within 24 hours.
I want ice cream and chocolate cake, then I'll be in a sugar coma.
Della, which half of the half and half did you enjoy most?
Recreational Drugs and Thai Food.
I want Candy!
I bought 10 cans of Progresso soup and a twelve pack of Sam Adadms IPA Hopology. Wish I'd gotten something cakey though.
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