Hurricane’s coming this weekend. First thought—what to eat?
I have a freezer full of Weight Watcher’s ice cream. What if we lose power? Between the “we-must-eat-all-the-ice-cream-before-it-melts” catastrophe and the fact that the height of the hurricane will pass through at the very moment I am supposed to be stepping on the scale at the Weight Watchers meeting, this promises to be a perfect storm of epic proportions.
I hope I have enough to eat in the house. Let’s see…I have cans of olives and bags of almonds from when I was doing the Mediterranean diet. There’s the 20 pound sack of rice from when I was doing the Rice Diet. I have cayenne pepper – what was that one? Baby food (pretended it was for the nephews, but in truth – it seemed so sane to use baby food for snacks). Then of course, there are some Zone Bars and Atkins Bars – putrid, putrid, putrid. I have dried fruits aplenty from the raw food diet. Yep, they’re still dried. A package of instant Crème Brulee? What’s that doing there? Ah yes – “French Women Don’t Get Fat.” Three Slim-Fast shake cans from the 1990s.
Hmmm, something is there—in the back of the cabinet—behind the acai berry supplements and chocolate-raspberry stevia extract. It’s a bittersweet chocolate bar. What the heck? I was never on the chocolate diet! The ingredients are rich and pure – and NORMAL—no sorbitol, sucralose, or aspartame. Oh wait… the wrapper says “In Case of Emergency—Break Here.” Whew. All Set. Time to hunker down.