Better Know a Reader Series: Swine Flu Edition
It's going to take a minute to get to the point of this post... bear with me. It's been a long week, and an even longer DAY. (2 sick kids, no husband, and no end to the rain in sight. 12 hours of being in the house together and I'm ready to climb the walls!)
Things started out badly with the fridge flooding 30 minutes before Trav got on the plane to leave us for 2.5 weeks [this deserves a post by itself, so I won't go into detail here] so it set me back a good 2 days. Set me back from what, you ask? Oh, my OCD kicked in with the arrival of the Swine Flu in NY. I've already been trying to build up my food storage, but the imminent risk of a pandemic threw me into overload as I hit Costco and other stores with a vengeance, trying to prepare for being stuck in the house for 6 weeks or so.
As I walked up and down the aisles, struggling to push my uncooperative cart, I wondered what we could eat for 6 weeks straight. Forget any canned fruits or veggies... my kids wouldn't touch them. I decided on rice, ramen, lots and lots of pasta (seeing a trend here?), peanut butter and honey, and a few other items. Which brings me to the reader input part of this post.
Let's say you were stuck in your house for 6 weeks but could only eat one kind of food. What would it be? Is there anything you could eat over and over again? For the sake of fun, let's say you can pick one "regular" food and one "treat" food. I don't want to influence your answers (I know how you all look up to me...) so I'll answer in a follow up post.
Ready, set... comment!