Although my family mostly lives in Indonesia, we do maintain a home base in the US, and I happen to be there now. It’s on the island of Hawaii - not terribly remote, but remote enough that there are no 7-11 or Store 24 places around us.
Anyway, we’ve generally been lucky and arrived here in the middle of the day, able to grocery shop immediately on arrival. But it occurs to me that if our next plane flight back here happens to arrive at 10pm or something like that, we are so screwed. If we stumble into our home tired and hungry at night, there are no options for getting any food.
So…what could I buy now for an arrival meal or two in June? It can’t be anything that requires refrigeration/freezing, as vacation renters use the facilities when we aren’t around. It has to be stuff I can store in our locked closet. Assume a fairly constant temperature of around 70 degrees F, and low humidity (we’re in Waikoloa, not far from Kona, for anyone familiar with the local conditions).
Snack stuff is easy - obviously I can buy things like nuts and chips, and just make sure the expiration date is after June. But what if we’d like something vaguely resembling real food when we arrive? Obviously fresh fruits/veggies are out of the question. Still, can we do better than a can of cashews and some Cheetos? We do have a fully equipped kitchen, so it is okay if some cooking is involved.
The only things I can think of so far are rice and cans of baked beans. Other ideas?