Having used up all my vegetables, hummus, fruit and cheese over the weekend, my refrigerator was almost empty. If I had to, I could have lived on plum tomatoes, canned pumpkin, powdered milk and cereal (not all mixed together), but a grocery trip or Fresh Direct order was clearly needed. I also was down to the last roll of toilet paper (though I keep an emergency roll in the back of the linen closet, and have plenty of tissues).
After mailing out a week's accumulated book trades at the post office down Columbus, I came back home and went to the Associated across the street. They have diet blondies and a decent diet ice cream/frozen yogurt selection. I always like to have frozen and desserty food available.
Diet blondies - check. I got 3 squished looking ones, which I like better than the fluffier (and drier) variety.
I stopped at the freezer for some vegetables (when I'm lazy, I make frozen cauliflower/broccoli/carrots with melted cheese). They felt funny, and there was a brownish liquid on the outside so I passed.
Further down that row of freezers I got frozen pierogies.
Still further down the row is frozen yogurt. But where the Stonyfield Farm pints used to be (yum, creme caramel and mocha almond fudge - the latter of which may be on the way out) were Ben & Jerry's pints. No Stonyfield behind them. So I went with No Pudge fudgy bars and Silhouette mint sandwiches.
At that point, a worker warned me they were having trouble with the freezer and my mint sandwiches looked melted to him. He urged me to check the fudgy bars. I said I couldn't do that without opening them, so he opened them himself and had me feel that they were...liquid. He took them from me and I thanked him.
So no frozen desserts today.
I also got frozen veggie corn dogs from a completely different freezer across the aisle. And I didn't forget the toilet paper. And a wedge of Jarlsberg.
I'm thinking the pierogies might be melted, too. Since they've been in my freezer for a few hours, I'd better boil them up right now.