Now I know why people go to the grocery store in droves as though the apocalypse is coming before a snow storm. The fear of having no food.
Yes, my refrigerator is practically empty. Don't be fooled, it's mostly condiments, beer, and random hodgepodge things in there. I can't really live on olives, mozzarella, and cream cheese. I let the boy take my car to work Wednesday and he got home late, so at that point the roads were too bad for me to brave the storm to go to the supermarket to obtain supplies for my snow day yesterday.
I managed to make a good breakfast...I had oatmeal with my favorite thing ever, Trader Joe's pumpkin butter. I also added walnuts and some protein powder as well.
Yes, I stockpile the pumpkin butter when it pops up on shelves in the fall because I need enough to last me a whole year. It is a seasonal item after all. A seasonal item that I can't live without in the dead of summer.
Lunch was another story...it was actually eaten in bits and pieces. Basically because bits and pieces was all I had. So I ate some of this...
And some of these...
And a chunk of this...
A bunch of veggie chips and a red bell pepper were also involved. I would've made a sandwich with that turkey but I didn't have any bread. I didn't even have any cans of soup floating around in the cabinet. How is that even possible? I go to the grocery store practically every other day.
On the bright side, I got a special delivery today courtesy of Rachel over at The Avid Appetite!
Now Eat This! by Rocco DiSpirito. The book didn't come with all of those colorful stickers in it, I put those on the recipes I want to make. I know what you're thinking...wow, she's super organized! No I'm really not. This is really the extent of my organizational skills. I am excited to try to make a few of my favorite foods in a healthier way. I will be sure to feature them for you guys if they come out good!
After lunch and pouring over my new cookbook for a good half hour, I settled in to get a little work done and catch up on my DVR. That's when I noticed Creepy McCreeperson.
I swear I don't know why she's so weird. She stares a lot, like she's trying to win a contest. I tell her all the time she creeps me out. But I love her anyway. The boy told me that cats can see ghosts and maybe that's what she's looking at all the time. If that were true there was a ghost in my lap yesterday because she is clearly staring at ME.
Since we had no food in the house, the boy was nice enough to grab dinner on the way home in the form of mexican takeout. I went with chicken quesadillas from our go to place in Waltham, Tango Mango. If you are ever in the area, check it out, they have amazing homemade chips served still warm. Their prices also can't be beat.
Back to work this morning. Rumors of another snow storm next week are circulating (kill me now).
What do you do when you have no food in the house? Do you keep an emergency stash of soups/frozen items on hand? Do you always go to the store before a storm?