We’re so prepared . . until we’re not! 🙂
The last time we were at Walmart, which was about 10 days ago, I asked Vince if he needed cream for his coffee. “No, I have plenty!” He uses heavy cream and I also use heavy cream for tomato soup. I told him I might want to have extra so we could make soup. “No. We really have plenty. It’s going to go bad before we use it.”
Last night he went over to the shop fridge to get more cream. He came back and said “This is the last container of cream.” That’s not good! We have evaporated milk we can use for coffee and probably for the soup – maybe a little evaporated milk and a little cream cheese and it will be just fine.
And then . . there are carrots! Most of the time, a 2 pound bag of carrots lasts forever. In fact, usually the last few get gross and get thrown out. I’ve made soup a couple of times and used carrots in the corned beef and now we’re down to two or three carrots. I can live without carrots but watch . . every recipe I want to make now will need carrots. I have probably half a dozen cans of carrots (storebought) because I sometimes use those in Rita’s food. I need to save those for her. Probably in a month, carrots will be ready in the garden.
My celery isn’t going to last long either. It’s the fresh veggies I’m going to miss. I have enough onions, between the fresh ones I have from the store, and the freeze dried onions, to make it til the onions are ready in the garden.
Fresh veggies aren’t going to last for months but I could have done better with the celery, carrots and for sure, the cream.
We’re not going to go hungry but we may be doing lots of substituting.