Hurricane Hermine will make land fall well to the east of us, but folks in the Publix grocery store in my Pensacola neighborhood were conspicuously buying water. Seemed like a good excuse for people to stock up on critical non-perishables like potato chips and snack cakes, too, judging from the carts evidence.
Buck and I haven’t eaten beef or pork for several years now, but we still eat fins and feathers, so I stocked up on some chicken thighs that were on special, canned salmon and a chicken for roasting, then rounded things out with yellow crookneck squash for a casserole, sweet and regular potatoes, Roma tomatoes for slow roasting, and the usual carrots, onions and other basic veggies.
We have turkey bbq, turkey picadillo and (yes) turkey bolognese in the freezer, ready to go. There’s a dozen pretty brown organic eggs for an omelet supper. And if we get in the mood, we’ll drive in to Joe Patti’s Seafood for shrimp and fish.
And just in case Hermine makes a turn, we had our propane tank filled with gas so the fridge, cook top and ice machine will be in full operation. No doubt, we’ll be hurricane central for the family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the path of Hermine, including my younger brother, Steve and his companion, Carol, and all their friends.