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With the lights out for days, and travel treacherous, many of you affected by Sandy were stuck indoors.  Once you are safely tucked in, with candles and blankets ready, you turn to other necessities:  like food.  If you're like many folks, grocery shopping is a last minute ordeal, something you plan on the sly on your way home from work or soccer games.  As hunger pangs announce your empty stomach's needs, you venture to the refrigerator or pantry.  Which leads us to ask, "What's In Your Pantry?"


If you're like many residents of New York, including Jamie Sanders, normally you are a pretty healthy eater.  But Sanders found herself venturing out to her local grocery store to pickup a few items.  But all she found left on the shelves were canned goods and Oreos.  Oreos with red cream and a snowman on top, accompanied by chips and salsa, boxed macaroni and cheese, and beer.

junk food

I lived in Virginia in '93 and '96 when the big snowstorms crippled the East Coast.  We had about a foot of snow and several inches of ice on top of that.  With power out for more than a week, we put our essentials like wine and milk just outside our dining room window.  Having a gas stove, I could at least cook, so I prepared all the frozen meat that was thawing in the freezer.  It was kind of an adventure to see what you could make out of the ingredients and perishables that you have left over.  It's surprising what you can find buried deep in the back of your food closet or pantry.  So, I ask you, What's In Your Pantry? this Mojo Friday?

On with the games!!  

Mojo Friday Guidelines

    1)   If you comment you have to recommend all comments. (in order to receive mojo you have to give mojo. It's only good mojo manners.)
    2)  Everything you say may be taken as a joke (so if you ask a question, expect a silly answer)
    3)  You must recommend the diary (and pimp it unapologetically)
    4)  You don't have to comment to recommend.
    5)  You can't steal my idea (right, like that ain't goin' to happen)
    6)  Please, no pictures or YouTubes until after 300 comments. Now, after 100, use a little common courtesy and be responsible in the number.
    7)  Mojo mojo mojo mojo, mojo mojo mojo.
    8)  TexDem (that's me) is not bound by the guidelines. Heh

Mojo Friday Goals

    A. At least 300 different commenters and 1000 comments by 1:30 PM EST and 1500 by 5:00 PM EST Friday Night that it's posted.

    B. 100 recommends for each comment, at least.

    C. Stay on Recommend List at least five hours (this requires some strategic planning by you guys, refer to guideline #3)

    D. At least 200 diary recommends. 300 would be better, spread the word.

    E. And always, fun fun fun.

    F. Have at least 75% average participation rate as seen here in the Mojo Friday Postgame Show by Woodtick and bjedward.

    G. (New) Have at least 30 kossacks over 90% participation (see here for some tips).

    H. Overload the servers with recommends, not to mention dominate Top Comments Mojo list. (we do tend to mess with the site with all of our recommends at one time)(also, to dominate the Top Comments Top Mojo we need at least 50 comments with over 200 recommends, see guideline B)

    I. That's enough for now. (Have a suggestion? Post it.)    

MKinTNposted a diary to help everyone achieve greater success calledHow to Succeed at Mojo Friday Without Really Trying.    

For those of you new to MF (Mojo Friday) we have our own lingo about a few things. Thank's to MF'er Jez (the link will explain) go to this diary for a little more fun and explanation. Official Mojo Friday Snecktionary.

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