Molly and Sandra couldn’t be more different. They were once just co-workers, but found themselves relying on each other for survival after the virus took out almost everyone they ever loved.
At first, they lived off the vending machines in the basement of the fifteen-story building where they used to work, and now lived. Of course, it didn’t take long for the supply of Twinkies and Dr. Pepper to dry up. They had to find real food. The shelves were emptying in the stores, and that meant there were other survivors. Soon, they had to get out and find them.
During a trip to what was left of the mall for lip gloss and bras, they ran across a couple of survivors they might like to meet. And the girls were invited to dinner. Cute guys and dinner? What post-apocalyptic girl could say no to that? And they were served fresh strawberries – and wine.
What was left of the town looted until there was nothing in the stores and then they had to restore the food supply. They might even have to learn to cooperate. Some gardens were popping back up in the spring with perennials, and living in the wheat belt meant there were reserves in the grain elevators. But it had to be ground into flour and what was left of the population had to learn to take care of themselves. Food delivery trucks were a thing of the past.
If all else failed, there was always Goulash, a mixture of whatever was available in the form of leftovers, etc. Here is a version you could make after the Apocalypse:
POST APOCALYPTIC GOULASH
1 can of Green Beans
1 can of other beans or corn
1 can of any type of tomatoes you can find
1 can of Corn Beef Hash or chopped Spam
Salt, pepper and any other spices you can find (they will help a lot)
After scrounging the grocery stores in the area that still have non-perishables left, mix the above ingredients together and warm in large pot over a campfire. Serve in any container you can find that is reasonably clean or wash it in the community pond. If no canned goods are available in the grocery stores, break into the houses that are now vacant. (Be careful to step over the dust outlines on the floor, they are what is left of your neighbors.)
Serve with any good red wine or bottled water if available. Twinkies make a good dessert for this or any other meal. Serves as many as are sitting around the fire. Can be eaten cold if necessary.
The Apocalypse Sucks is a fun romp through a post-apocalyptic world through the eyes of two young, single women who no longer worry about pantyhose and date night. Survival is the goal. But if you can’t make fun of the apocalypse, what can you make fun of?
Thanks for stopping by to share your food for thought, Peggy!
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