as soon as the weather turns colder, we run out and stock up our shelves and cabinets with food, just in case we end up snowed in
nevermind that being *that* snowed in rarely happens, usually within 24 hrs you can get out to a store, even if it's just to the drug store down the street, and most drug stores carry the basics, so starving to death in snow storm isn't a realistic fear.
still it makes us feel better to know that there's lots of food and the cupboards won't go bare, so we can sit inside on a cold snowy day and laugh at Mother Nature (er, quietly inside ourselves, mind you- you really do NOT want to mess with Mother Nature )
ok so I'm making up my stock up shopping list and I need ideas!
I don't usually eat much in the way of processed/canned foods due to the sodium content, but I like to have some canned goods like canned toms etc (no salt added versions, when I can find them)and a few things that aren't on my diet but I love em, so I cheat sometimes, shhh!
can you help me with my list?
this is what I have so far:
gingerale (for if I get sick- you don't want to have to go out when you're sick- I don't drink soda any other time)
hot choc mix (or the stuff to make my own? I have unsweetened cocoa powder and powdered milk)
flour (have some)
cans evap milk
****Olive oil- I have never bought olive oil before- can you advise me on the best all purpose type to get for just regular cooking? Don't want/need the "olive oil" flavor, whatever that is- just need the right kind for cooking with. Also needs to be reasonably priced!)
mayo/ketchup/mustard/relish/pickles/black and spanish olives
canned toms, tom paste and tom sauce
grated parm cheese in the canister
canned beans, low sodium (pinto, red kidney)
bags of beans/dried peas
veg baked beans
rice (have a big bag already)
pasta- angel hair and rotini
dry cereals: shredded wheat, cheerios, etc
Polaner all fruit spreads
low sodium peanut butter
frz veggies (spinach, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, peas, squash, cauliflower, corn on cob, veggie mixes)
Pierogies (these are surprisingly low fat)
fat free cool whip
(of course I'd get fresh produce as needed, this is a stock up on non perishable items)
I know there's more but that's all I can come up with so far. I need to find a ride to bring all this home from the store, and I want to have a really good list so I don't forget anything and waste the ride (I pay someone to take me home with my groceries cuz I need help carrying it up the stairs, I don't drive and I've got bad knees/back/shoulder pffft!)
oh and paper products, etc! TP, dish soap, paper towels and trash bags...