Food basics, or, You know you’re in America when…

I’m currently visiting Maryland to do some speaking and writing and am privileged to have the run of an apartment on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay while I’m here. My hosts kindly sorted me out with some food basics to get me started. The choice of basics made me smile:

  • 1 gallon milk (1%)
  • 1/2 gallon OJ (some bits)
  • 1 jar peanut butter (smooth)
  • 1 jar raspberry jelly
  • 6 packets microwave popcorn
  • 4 apples, each the size of a grapefruit
  • 1 bunch bananas
  • assortment of granola bars
  • peanuts, 1 sack
  • monster trail mix (peanuts, raisins, chocolate chips, M&Ms), 1 sack
  • ground coffee, 1 sack
  • butter, 1 stick
  • Philly, 1 tub
  • ketchup, 1 bottle
  • French’s mustard (well of course!), 1 bottle

Yup, I’m in America alright. It sure beats orange squash, cheesy wotsits, and Marmite.

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