(Strip Number 4592, Original Publication Date, 28 March 1986)
Panel 1: Now that he's home, John asks Harried Mess Elly how the bake sale went; it went fine but she's exhausted.
Panel 2: She seems to have bought every last item that didn't sell and didn't have time to get groceries.
Panel 3: Upon noticing a nearly-empty fridge, John asks what the kids can have for dinner.
Panel 4: Rather than point out that he's talking as if the two of them have eaten already while the kids have been left to starve, Elly tells him to let them eat cake.
Summary: While they'll probably like that better than her normal cooking, it would have been more true to life to have her tell him to phone KFC. Also, what kind of idiot simply buys up every last thing that doesn't sell just because she hates the idea of food going to waste?