Well, it's the day after the storm of the century. It's still snowing as I write these words. Beloved and Middle One have just come in from shoveling and snow-blowing galore. I'm working from home today, catching up on all things administrative.
Last night before heading home from work, I stopped at my local Super Walmart for some provisions. (You can't survive a snowstorm without frozen fried cheese sticks and ice cream.) I'm always entertained by the notion of folks running to the store before a snowstorm to stock up on bread and milk, because Lordy, Lordy, who knows when we'll be able to get out among the living again....Decades earlier that might of been the case, (unless of course you live in the country....) but by and large, most of us can get to a grocery or convenience store within a short amount of time.
I decided to do some perusing of the aisles to see if Walmart was prepared. Bread aisle, looked pretty good, a few bare spots, but there were loaves to be had. Milk aisle, fully locked and loaded and even on SALE. Here's where things got tricky- there was not an egg to be found....
Okay- not the best photo taken with my phone, but that long line on the shelf are not eggs- they are the "Egg Beaters" spread out on the shelf to give the illusion of having egg product available. I can somewhat understand the horror of not being able to make fried or scrambled eggs during a blizzard, but what I found next is where I was completely flabbergasted.
There wasn't a bag of sugar or flour to be found. (Don't let that lone bag on the bottom shelf fool you- it's some speciality flour flung back in disappointment.) I never knew that there was a run on Emergency Snowstorm baking...(now the eggs are starting to make a little more sense.) Clearly, I have missed the boat on this phenomenon.
What can't you live without during a storm? What do you immediately run out and stock up on in preparation of a storm? I'm kind of partial to the fixins' for chili and (cheese sticks, obviously.)
Stay warm out there! Happy Baking!