We went out to get a week’s worth of groceries, it’s been years since the last time we actually shopped for a whole week. Given the way I normally cook running to the store has been what I did just about everyday. Times have changed and for awhile that would just be a very dumb thing to continue doing. I think we got everything thing I will need to cook for 7 days but if not I just throw things together with what we have.
When I was walking to the store from where I parked I noticed a woman walking to her car with 2 packages of toilet paper. When she opened her trunk there were about 10 packages already in it. I bit my tongue because I just wanted to tell how big an idiot she is. She followed me back into the store, I presume to get more toilet paper. It amazes me how some people throw common sense out the window and panic over toilet paper. Guess what we aren’t going to run out of toilet paper. Think back 60-70 years, outhouses had a Sears catalogue and it wasn’t for reading. It totally amazes me the amount of panic hoarding that is going on.
On the brighter side I was looking for dried yellow split peas for French Canadian pea soup, no luck with that. In the European section I did find something I haven’t seen for about 30 years, so at least one good thing came out of not finding the peas. This week I am going to make a soup that was my favourite with ham stock. It will be fun going down that memory lane. When things get back to normal I will have to look a little closer at what’s in that section. So tonight I get back to cooking with some fresh products.