No empty shelves here

Will you look at that? I can’t remember when last my refrigerator was this full! It’s all planned, too. I mean, I have meal plans.

The authorities and grocery stores in Norway implore us all not to hoard; there are still regular deliveries. Hence I plan my meals and buy only what I actually need for a week. I figure that as long as I stay well/uninfected, I can cook and shop.

Some of what I make will go in the freezer, just in case, such as the soup/stew I made with genuine soup bones, sitting in its pot in my fridge. Right above it are leftovers for yet another salmon dinner. I have plenty of cheese and milk, and there are also ready-to-eat meals. Plenty of eggs and veggies hiding in there, too.

There is one thing about all this food: I don’t dare waste it. Considering how many people meet empty shelves when they go shopping, it would be a sin for me not to respect the effort of my local grocery stores in keeping their shelves stocked.

I am grateful for my abundance.

By Keera Ann Fox

I am a bi-lingual American who has lived most of my life in Norway.
Jeg er en tospråklig amerikaner som har bodd mesteparten av mitt liv i Norge.

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