Here we are with yet another Nor’easter barreling down on the Northeastern U.S.
As millions of residents brace for impact, there are a few key items from the grocery store that might just help in a pinch.
For some reason, at the onset of every storm, people flock to the grocery stores in hoards to but milk, bread, and eggs.
Though this is tradition, it might not be the smartest move.
First off, what happens if the power goes out? You’ll be drinking raw eggs like Rocky and washing down the milk chugging contest with stale slices of bread.
So next time you find yourself staring at an empty shelf at the store, don’t worry– we got you covered.
- Water — It never hurts to have extra water around the house. After all, we do rely on it to survive.
- Peanut Butter — Long shelf life. Doesn’t need to be cooked. Packed with protein. This one has it all. That is, of course, if you aren’t allergic to peanuts.
- Canned Tuna — Sounds fishy, but this is basically the sea-dwelling, nut-free version of peanut butter.
- Crackers — We are going to need something to put that PB and Tuna on. Plus crackers have a long shelf life and don’t need any cooking!
- Granola Bars — Are you seeing a trend here? Long-shelf life, nutrients, and most of these things taste like candy!
Remember, the most you’ll have to eat this stuff is a couple days. And realistically you should eat all of the perishable stuff around the house first, especially if power goes out.
In a major storm, you might lose power and not be able to cook or keep perishables cold. Which greatly changes that shopping list, and makes that french toast a bit harder to cook.
For WeatherNation — Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo