Here in Western Washington, we’ve been warned that a Big Snow Storm (possibly the biggest in decades) is headed this weekend. Will this actually happen? Well, the weather people have been known to be wrong before, but quite a few people here are taking it seriously. Not to be left out, I decided it couldn’t hurt to do a big grocery store run today. Not only that, but I picked up chains for the car (just in case).
Here are a few things my Fred Meyer store was out of this morning.
As you might have guessed, there were quite a few people huddled around the milk display, but this one kind of surprised me. Bananas? They were just about clean wiped out. I guess people depend more on bananas than I’d thought. Or maybe they’re thinking we’ll be snowed in so long the bananas will go over ripe and then the banana bread baking can begin. (Incidentally, I bought bananas at Costco today, so don’t worry. We’ve got bananas in my house.)
Also, potatoes. Which was kind of too bad because “potatoes” happened to be on my grocery list.
Sadly, this included both bulk and bagged potatoes. One of the customers near me said they’d be getting another shipment tomorrow. (But my plan was to get this shopping done today.) In the end, no biggie, I grabbed one of the smaller bags of red potatoes.
Also, most of the cheapie varieties of salt were gone. (I bought two of these.)
That being said, I felt my store was reasonably stocked. I was surprised though that the cashier mentioned they had a line up outside the door before it opened at 7 today!
Here are a few (of the many!) things I made sure to include on my list today:
- Produce (apples, avocados, plus frozen fruit)
- Beverages of all kinds (apple juice was just $1.38 with digital coupon)
- Enough food for 6 complete meals (of course, I threw a lot of my family’s favorites on the menu like enchiladas and lasagna)
- Household items we were running low on (I mean, you do NOT want to be without TP in a storm, right?!)
- Treats (can’t forget the chocolate)
- Candles and an extra lighter
- Wine (cuz wine)
After a few hours of shopping and organizing, my fridge and pantry are all stocked and ready. Now, bring on the snow!
What kind of preparations are you making for the upcoming storm? What foods or items do you HAVE to have on hand?