I’m getting better at remembering to pick up an extra item or two on each weekly visit to the grocery store and placing it in the food bank bin they handily position at the entrance.
The tough part is figuring out what to get. I was going with Tetra-Pak milk for a while, then peanut butter. Then I went a little crazy and got Cheez Whiz.
This time, I thought I’d get back to basics. Rice. Can’t get more basic than that, right?
The good thing is, rice sort of goes with everything and can be adapted to the cuisine of most cultures. According to Wikipedia, rice cultivation dates back to 7000 BC (and that’s just in my cupboard … bah dum bump).
Rice has certainly kept the Survivor cast going for several seasons, so you can obviously cook it using the most basic tools … and I.Q. (oops, did I say that out loud?).
While I was in the checkout line, a lady joined the queue behind me holding only a litre of milk. I suggested she go ahead of me (thanks for the idea, TBCS). She didn’t move, however. She looked a little terrified, actually, as if she was about to be the victim of a milk mugging.
I smiled, stepped aside and motioned for her to butt in. (To her credit, she might be one of those non-buttinski types that you rarely observe in the wild any more.)
Anyway, she reluctantly jumped the queue, then I paid for my purchases and placed my little package of rice in the food bank bin. If anyone has any ideas as to what type of non-perishable food would be a better choice, please let me know….