There's a lot to be said about a can of diced tomatoes. It will come in handy. It doesn't get skunked, HOWEVER, it will help out in a crisis. A crisis, like say, when your DOG GETS SKUNKED! Last night, one of our little canine friends was skunked. And when all else failed (aka when the pantry shelves were empty of tomato juice and paste), a can of Progresso diced tomatoes saved the day. It may have clogged the bathtub drain in the process, but still, it saved the day (and really, it saved the house).
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