I just wanted to give a virtual hug to all of you in Ernesto’s predicted path, and let you know you’re in our thoughts here at our house. Hope the garden gnomes stay in the yard!
I also wanted to ask you knitters in the Gulf and Atlantic states - what is your state/region’s signature survival food?
Dave Barry, in his blog says they swear by beer, tuna and full-fat Cheez-its in Florida, and I just wondered what foodstuffs were culturally in demand during pre-hurricane shopping blitzes in your area.
In New England, our yearly equivalent to hurricane season (which effects us directly but in the rare year) is really Nor’easter season. Our ‘Panic Mode’ foodstuff selections seem to focus on milk, peanut butter, marshmallow Fluff, saltines, baked beans, Country Kitchen bread and Nissen doughnuts. Basically picture frozen, housebound, entertainment-starved Yankees unable to take a crap for four days on account of the constipation, yet filling their homes with dangerous self-produced methane. Frankly, carbon monoxide from generators is the least of our worries when the lights go out.