Thursday, February 7, 2013

What To Buy Before a Snow Apocalypse

You might have heard that there is a snow-apocalypse coming to New England? Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel is even in town. Whether or not tomorrow it actually happens, I went to the Hannaford supermarket here in Quincy, MA and well, I was surprised by what I saw.

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I live in the 18-24” area but given the storm hype, I am weary.  That “OMG! It is the Blizzard of 78 all over again!” mentality that drives people, including me to the store. I was a 4 year old during the storm and it was even engraved in my head.

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Who knew that Quincy-ites (not sure that is a word) are such tomato lovers that they must buy them before a blizzard? Maybe it is a scurvy thing.

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I know that having pancakes during the snow is a nice thing.

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I suppose we need to get some iron somehow and what better with a burger?

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Or perhaps some chicken?

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You can’t make French toast without the following ingredients:

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Bread!

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Eggs!

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Milk!

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Honey Nut Cheerios are wicked popular.

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Freschetta is a popular storm choice.

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Triscuits are obviously a necessity.

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You have to drink something. Maybe some wine, which I am fortified with of course but you can’t drink wine all day! And as you stand in line, don’t yell at your fellow line mates, bitch about that snow-apocalypse.

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Whether you hit the many supermarkets in the area, take your bread, eggs, milk and soda, and make some darn good French toast.

I will post an update during the storm because even thought I am a life long New Englander, one must take pictures of the snow.

5 comments:

  1. Ha ha ha great post Jen! Yes well one should never find themselves short of tomatoes in a blizzard!!

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  2. I love the description and photos of your shopping trip! I'm glad everyone will have plenty of tomatoes! :-)

    Stay safe and share snow photos. I wish we were getting some of that down here in Virginia.

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  3. LOL Honey Nut Cheerios are wicked popular :) that made me chuckle. Batten down the hatches!!

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  4. Loved it! Scurvy......

    I'm always giggling when they call for snow becuase it's like a stampede to the grocery store. And seriously....in our day and age what's the worst people are going to be stuck at home. (well, except for REALLY remote areas...and still...even then). But seriously people....3 days is probably tops...are you telling me that you can't live for three days with what's in your fridge?

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  5. Great post......I'm riding out the storm also and realize I'm missing many of those essential ingredients!

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