"Anyone have any evaporated milk to part with this morning? I have JIF peanut butter if you have evaporated milk!"
That was my Facebook post bright and early this morning. Boring isn't it? Yep, I was posting about evaporated milk, not something fun and exciting like...
"Just rode the elevator with the Dalai Lama!" or "Just got asked to write an article for National Geographic!" Nope, evaporated milk was what got me excited this morning, especially when someone told me where to find it, and what it would look like in my local grocery store...that's what life has become!
You will often see these types of posts in my Expat community. People looking for all kinds of things, the comforts of home, why in fact just this morning there was another post from someone looking for chocolate frosting. Not homemade of course, but a good old can of chocolate frosting. Peanut butter and salsa are also hot commodities in the Expat world, and oh the negotiations for pumpkin at Thanksgiving time is enough to give any Christies auctioneer a run for their money. It is in fact so sought after that I have seen people offer babysitting hours just to get one more can. It's kind of like a crack addict selling their child for one more hit...okay, maybe not that bad, I got caught up in the moment, but it does get crazy!
What about you, what is the one thing that you couldn't live without in your pantry?