Shell macaroni is one of my favorite foods in the whole world. I've loved it since I was a kid. Plain with butter. In a cold pasta salad. In soups. With cheese sauce. Any way, any time. I love it.
I've always kept some in the cabinet. A few weeks ago, I noticed my supply was getting low. My next trip to the store, I went to the spot where the Great Value Small Shell pasta was usually located. There was some other product in that place. They'd stopped carrying it. They didn't even have a label on the shelf for it any more. Oh, the despair!
I was poking around on Walmart.com, ordering a new set of flannel sheets, and I thought I'd go check the grocery section. The plan was to order a case of Ramen noodles and have them shipped directly to Cody down at Mississippi College. Since I was there anyway, I checked for shell macaroni. The Great Value brand was unavailable online, but I found another brand that has a good reputation. (Face it, pasta is pretty much pasta.)
Since I can't seem to do anything halfway, I ordered the 20 pack. I was thinking it was the small 6 oz. bags. I was thinking wrong.
Yes, I am now the proud owner of 20 pounds of shell macaroni.
On the bright side, if I ever decide to become a doomsday prepper, I've got a good start on pasta.
Then I turned around and bought 11 books on Amazon.
Because I can't ever do anything half way.
And I never did get that case of Ramen ordered.