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The Essential Five


My soon-to-be teenager feels our family needs to eat everything out of our pantry before we decide to stock up. What a brilliant idea! He also suggested when it’s time to go to the grocery store, everyone should get one item on the list for a total of five items! As we begin Day “Five” of our quarantine, here is our family’s essential five list:

  1. Dad-Ribs
  2. Mom-Half & Half
  3. Ben-Rotisserie Chicken
  4. Abby-Ravioli
  5. Maggie-Red peppers

My heart aches because my children picked very practical items. So…we had to make a fun list.

The Non-Essential Five!

  1. Dad-Ribs!
  2. Mom-Cheetos
  3. Ben-Oreos (to make chocolate covered Oreos)
  4. Abby-Ghirardelli white chocolate chips (see Oreos).
  5. Maggie-Skittles