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(NPR)   How to safely feed your family during a power outage. Missing from the list: room temperature eggplant lasagna   (npr.org ) divider line
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2012-10-29 08:04:41 PM  
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No media source is mentioning this method because some listeners would probably get sick and sue them, but if you have heat you really don't need cold to keep several types of food such as stews and pot roasts edible for days.

If your food is in a pot with a fairly good lid you only need to heat it to boiling around once a day to keep it from spoiling. You do need to be disciplined to heat it after the lid has been put back on.

Before the days of refrigeration people would keep big pots of stew/soup/etc for days on end with this method.

The nursery rhyme "peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot 9 days old" mentions a case where something like a pea soup is still edible after nine days of this sort of heat treatment.
2012-10-29 07:18:48 PM  
2 votes:
Protip: Peanut butter.
2012-10-29 03:28:50 PM  
2 votes:
Know which of your neighbors is the weakest.
2012-10-29 08:49:35 PM  
1 vote:
I knew a lady once who knew how to cook a whole bunch of things on a car's engine block. She'd wrap meat, veggies, spices (anything you could otherwise grill, really,) into three layers of heavy-duty foil sealed tightly, set it on the engine, and either drive someplace or just run the engine for awhile and after one stop to flip the packet and about half the usual cooking time, she'd remove the whole shebang with welding gloves, tear it open and produce a delicious feast. She eventually became our Girl Scout leader and still is the sort of lady whom, if there ever came an occasion when the PTA ladies would have to bodily lift the school and move it to another location, she'd be the first person you'd think of. Former military, registered nurse, complete and utter badass. She even told me how to deliver a baby when I was four, because my Mom was pregnant and it might have come in handy. I still have her instructions for that, CPR, the Heimlich and an emergency tracheotomy with whatever's on hand cold memorized.
2012-10-29 08:04:31 PM  
1 vote:
I farkin' hate eggplant.
2012-10-29 07:42:20 PM  
1 vote:
i.qkme.me
2012-10-29 07:28:31 PM  
1 vote:
Due to the high winds in Atlanta today, my power flickered earlier today. I just went ahead and ate my dog.
2012-10-29 07:26:58 PM  
1 vote:
I'm going to bookmark this. If I'm ever without power for a few days, I'm coming here first!
2012-10-29 07:26:56 PM  
1 vote:

dofus: I assume there are people with freezers they just filled with game.

/Not a hunter so don't know if it's too early for that


Too early?

*)
2012-10-29 07:23:57 PM  
1 vote:
If you have tealight candles, you can cut the bottom of an aluminum can off, poke pin holes in it all around for air flow, place candle inside and light, and then put a bowl of soup or cup of coffee on top to heat it.

It's called a buddy-burner.
2012-10-29 07:22:22 PM  
1 vote:
Pickled eggs and PBR. Great for when you are trapped inside with loved ones.
2012-10-29 06:06:34 PM  
1 vote:
It may be helpful to point out the generator does not ever go in the basement or even garage while in use.
2012-10-29 05:34:44 PM  
1 vote:
I assume that just cracking open a can of Chef Boyardee and pouring it into your face isn't on the list?
 
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