A Cupboard Full of Treasure

I have just been rooting through a kitchen cupboard. It’s one I don’t often use as it’s awkward for me to reach. It’s awkward for Julia to reach too, but about a year ago she stood on a chair and rearranged it. She does this sometimes. Usually when I am out.

Tonight, whilst waiting for pasta to boil, I decided to have a quick look through the cupboard. It contains mainly pulses and such stuff and I thought it would be good to have a look through with a view to using some up.


Pasta Bake

Imagine my surprise on moving the first few packets, to find that we had an unopened pack of spaghetti in there. Treasure indeed, in these times of shortage. And behind the cous cous and quinoa, I unearthed a pack of organic oats. Again, in these days of porridge shortages, this was like finding a bag of gold. Well, not quite. If I found 500 grams of gold instead of the oats. I’d probably have reacted in a slightly more enthusiastic manner.

Yes, I admit, I did say cous cous and quinoa. I bought them a few months ago to make healthy lunchtime salads but haven’t quite weaned myself off cheese and pickle sandwiches.

I also found two tins of chopped tomatoes and two more of chick peas plus a bag of pudding rice. This is all stuff you can no longer find on supermarket shelves. I never thought I’d be glad that I have a wife with squirrel DNA but her habit of hiding things seems to have paid off this time.

So, all is right with the world. We have bonus food for several meals and there is a pasta bake in the oven. I will take a picture when I take it out.

After that we will be having apple crumble. I’ll take a picture of that too.


Apple crumble with cream – delicious

All in all, things could be a lot worse.

15 thoughts on “A Cupboard Full of Treasure

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  2. Laurie Graves

    You bet! Gold, indeed. Isn’t amazing to think that just a short time ago, we pretty much took our food for granted, stocking up whenever we wanted to. The virus is teaching us some hard lessons.

    1. quercuscommunity

      It certainly is. I’m surprised at how much we relied on picking a few things up on the way home from work and have, over the years, allowed myself to get lazy in planning. 🙂

  3. derrickjknight

    Tasty. Even Jackie is finding stuff she’d forgotten about. She had packed the freezer before the isolation with enough for several meals she was planning for guests who now cannot come. It saved stockpiling 🙂

    1. quercuscommunity

      It was a fortunate bit of forward planning. When I lived miles from my nearest shop I always used to have two weeks of food and menus in mind. I have become sadly slack in my planning and last week was a bit of a worry. It is better now.


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