Arrived home at midnight yesterday. Somebody thought it would be a good idea to crash through the barriers on the M62 and block the motorway in both directions. It was always going to be a long day, but I didn't expect it to be quite as long... So I didn't eat yesterday and coincidentally, didn't eat the previous day for entirely different reasons I shalln't bore you with. Supprisingly, it's not that difficult Jude Fawley's lifestyle. Mind over matter I guess. On these occasions I resorted to keeping my blood sugar level up with a glass or two of red. However, the thread title... I don't imagine my lifestyle is that remote from others these days. It's great when you have the time to plan and cook good food, yet not always possible. Some days almost entirely impossible, so what do you have in reserve for such eventualities. Something in the larder or freezer you can click your finger and like magic there's a meal. One of my friends could withstand a siege with what she crams into her chest freezers in the garage and the one she has in her kitchen. Unfortunately our food storage isn't anthing as large, and to be frank, I'd rather cook fresh food. So we tend to shop daily but try to keep something in reserve for that last ditch meal when everything goes wrong. Today mrs modelmaker enjoyed some cod in butter sauce I turned into a fish pie. I await a chicken curry to cook after I found some chicken in the freezer and was just in time to catch Mr Patel before he closed to buy a jar of curry sauce. It isn't as easy as you might imagine, living in the Material World... How do you cope?