Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > General Topics >
Jan 24, 2013 08:28 PM

Before snowstorm, I must have ________

What item(s) must you absolutely have in the fridge/pantry if it is going to snow? (And you would probably drive out the night before to make sure you have it.)

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I usually already have what I need, but let's say I don't have any food in the house. I would probably go for rice, noodle, eggs and may be milk. Of course, I want more than that, but in the interest of being concise, I will limit to these four -- for now.

    (I assume I do have basic condiments like salt and ground pepper, soy sauce, vinegar....etc).

    1. Flour and yeast. The smell of homemade bread in the house during a snowstorm...priceless :)

      1. I've never understood this once I moved back into town after living far from a grocery store. I have enough to keep me for several days. But the tradition here in St. Louis is bread, eggs and milk, according to the local supermarket chains. The French toast club, as it apparently is quietly referred to.

        But I, too, will be interested to see what people say.

        1. I am not in the French Toast or Bread Pudding club,
          so all I need is some sea salt just in case the calcium chloride pellets run out.

          1. Wine! and also eggs, butter, rice noodles, onions and sturdy greens like kale or cabbage. Freezer and dry pantry are usually pretty well stocked. It has never snowed enough in my region that I couldn't walk to the store within 2 or 3 days.