They said to buy canned goods for the hurricane. The only canned food I buy is Goya Black Bean soup to put in my quinoa. I bought a bunch of canned foods for 9/11, and for a couple of other hurricane scares. The cans got bloated after while so I threw them out. I usually just eat quinoa everyday because I’m like that. I eat it with steamed vegetables. It makes life less complicated to eat the same thing everyday. I can think clearer.
For this hurricane I didn’t go crazy. I bought two cans of soup, two cans of sardines, a can of sweet corn, a box of matches, a gallon of water, a Jesus candle and the regular groceries I usually buy. I stood in the canned vegetables aisle and zoomed right in on the sweet corn. Arthur from The King of Queens yelled “Sweet corn” once because he was amazed at something.
I forget that I like corn. I had corn on the cob from the food co-op summer before last. It was delicious. We used to eat canned corn when I was a kid. My mother put butter on it. My grandmother made corn pudding. Mmm mmm! I put the corn in my quinoa yesterday. Isn’t corn good roughage? – I don’t know. But corn isn’t in my regular diet. One of those misguided fanatics told me once in addition to the perils of eating ‘swine’ that I shouldn’t eat corn or lima beans because they’re fake food. What?!!! Maize is fake food??!
Speaking of fake food — while in the canned food aisle I looked at the Spam. Hell no – I will not eat Spam. It’s good though. But every once in a while I will buy some really crappy shit like Fluff, or deviled ham – I mean like maybe once every six years – for nostalgia’s sake. When I was a kid, we ate that shit sometimes. But my family grew into consciousness about shitty food in the mid-seventies. The Entenmann’s section had only three cakes left in it today – they cleaned that out before the hurricane.
Ah corn.. The only thing I like about corn is putting the kernels on my teeth to make “gold” teeth (a trick I used with my kids to get them to eat what I wouldn’t). I forgot about Underwood devil ham.. now I want some 🙂
Glad to see you came through the storm okay!
Ahahaha — ‘gold teeth’! Underwood deviled ham — yeah! — that’s what I bought. Salty as heck!
Thanks Lynne — my building actually shook and lights flickered but I survived ok. There are trees down all over. Glad I got lost in the woods the other day — though scared to death at least I got to see the woods intact before the devastation.
I like canned corn too. They took out all the effort required for corn on the cob and put it in can, perfect!
The native people who gave maize to the pilgrims could never have imagined the glory that is is canned corn.
The good thing about canned corn is that it’s edible straight-up if the power goes out. As long as you have a crank and turn opener you’re good to go. Put a little hot sauce on the side and you’ve created something eaten as a delicacy in the South.
Glad you’re safe, SCB.
Thanks GG! Yeah, I’m fortunate that I had no damage here. The governor talked about preparing for storms that usually occur every ten years to happen every couple of years now. Maybe I need to stock up on more canned corn. I’ll buy hot sauce to put on it too.
It’s good to know where people’s food priorities lay. How can you successfully hunker down without Entenmann’s?!?
I like the Entenmann’s cakes that have the frosting you can peel off like a sheet. I think these cakes may be a little like Twinkies where they have so many preservatives in them that they last for a long time.
I am happy to hear you made it through the [wilderness] hurricane… although, Sandy wouldn’t fuck with Sandee.
As for canned goods… Le Clown knows them well. I do have a few farts in a can, and cans of worms…. But we won’t talk about the latter…
Thanks Eric! While my building didn’t have any damage — outside there are trees down all over which sucks. I’m lucky to be okay.
I’ve been hearing ‘Sandy’ jokes since before the storm. I’ve rather enjoyed spinning around and blowing hard through my mouth as a living ‘Sandy’ storm barreling through — ah, me.
I just knew you’d have farts and worms in cans — how’d I know that?
Auntie Hurricane Sandee,
‘Cause you’re my aunt.
Hehehehe! Of course that’s why — you!
I was giggling over Spam-thoughts even before you mentioned it… Last time Hawai’i had a hurricane warning, our family members there were outraged by the supermarket limiting Spam purchase to one CASE per household. Never mind the hurricane–in a state where Spam is on the McDonald’s menu, the REAL emergency was limited Spam! 😉
I heard about Spam’s popularity in Hawaii. Wow — that would be a state of emergency huh, to run of it in that region DURING a hurricane?!
I actually like Spam — it’s just that I’m a wee bit scared of it. I like fried Spam. Now that you mention it Kana — maybe I’ll buy some.
I like corn. I can’t say I have every tried spam or that ham. It seems creepy to me. Black beans are the only thing I buy in a can!
Yes — that’s what I was saying to Kana that Spam’s kinda scary — hehehe!
I love corn on the cob. Sadly, once we entered the world of offspring orthodontia, I haven’t been able to make it much. Who wants to spend time cutting off the corn pieces so a kid with braces can eat it? I’m a good mom but not that good. 😉
That’s right corn’s kind of the enemy of braces.
My Nana used to can the corn she grew – how we loved it! Plus she’d make something that was called Cope’s – it came in a box and it was dried but she made a kind of savoury pudding out of it. Thanks for reminding me.
Ooo that sounds good — cope’s! Corn pudding I know I like so cope’s has to be good.
when I am having a really crappy week– I make myself a peanut butter and fluff sandwhich on fresh fake white bread. Nothing says happiness like a fluff a nutter!
I grew up on Spam.. grossest food ever. Even worse if your mom dresses it in pineapple..
Glad you are well Sandee.
Thanks UBS! I was thinking about Spam and pineapple. Maybe one day I’ll do a whole Spam and pineapple dinner with Fluff for dessert and Kool-Aid for the beverage.
haaa no Tang?
Oh yeah, red or white, Kool-Aid or Tang — of course!
I don’t even know what Spam is. But I love corn. Fresh is best, but canned and frozen are good, too. They’re great for recipes. And tell whoever told you corn is “fake” they’re full of doo-doo. Which they probably are, because corn has lots of fiber. And nutrients. And flavor.
I just glanced up and saw the comment about Tang. I loved it as a kid, but can’t even look at it now. I did buy a giant container of it at Costco for my dad, though. He still loves it, and never fails to remind me that the astronauts used to drink Tang in space.
I must try some Tang. I’ve never had it!
I hope your Dad’s doing better!
To be honest, it’s probably only suitable for people in the single digits. It looks like slightly radioactive orange juice. When I was a kid, they had grape flavor, too, but that was really vile.
Dad’s doing dandy, thank you. He might not have to have his surgery after all. But we’ll see.
I hope he doesn’t need the surgery — that would be best.
Hope you’re high and dry (but in a totally good way). It sounds like you keep a level head, which has got to help. I’m with the fanatics (although for different reasons I imagine), but I also refuse to eat the flesh of the unclean swine.
Thanks Smak! We’re really fortunate in our building. But I just walked through a neighborhood three miles up that was pretty devastated — power lines and trees down — every other house has to use a generator because there’s no electricity.
Yeah that’s right huh? — Pigs are supposed to be filthy. I forgot about that. They just taste so good!
Sweet corn is nice (I mean, it’s an acquired taste, I didn’t like it the first time I had it) but I really miss Colombian corn. Which is not sweet at all. It’s salty and yummy and it tastes great with sprinkled parmesan cheese.
I don’t understand why everything in North America is sweet. Sweet peas, sweet corn. None of our vegetables are sweet. Well, carrots, maybe but that’s about it. And avocado is not a sweet thing either. We don’t make smoothies or ice cream with it. We fill it out with shrimp and rose sauce or we eat it with rice and meat.
That’s a good one — must try — corn with parmesan cheese!
yep, it’s delicious. Just add a little butter so the parmesan sticks 🙂
I ate Spam for the first time after Sandy. Once I got past the blinding saltiness and the odd texture, I became a fan.
Maybe I was just delirious with cold.
It’s just horrible this whole thing! I’m so glad you got through it okay with no damage to your home I hope. And you have a new appreciation for Spam.
I’ve never had it before, I should try it… I didn’t buy enough food and had to end up going back for more once it was over.
Never had corn! Wow! It’s great to add to soups — and as I mentioned, I put it in my quinoa. It’s great with butter — but not too much 🙂
I hope you were okay during the whole thing — I forget you live in the city as well huh… Well, thank goodness we’re okay.
Corn yes, but never the can version… We were fine, I only lost my cable, which is not a big deal.
I wondered if I had read that right! Hey Shauna — I left you a comment about that film that you posted in my comments section on the post about the homeless couple. I had been meaning to comment about that film for a loooooooooooooong time. I thank you for posting…