Sunday, October 28, 2012
I posted a version of this to the Vegetarian group. I'd appreciate ideas.
Hurricane? Blizzard? What do you keep on hand for emergency food?
Hurricane Sandy is just beginning to bring rain and wind to my neighborhood but nothing EXTREME --- yet. The weather and news reports have been telling everyone to be prepared. Canned foods are at the top of the emergency food lists.
Canned food might be fine for folks who actually eat canned fish (tuna, sardines) but it doesn't count as "food" in my house. I try to eat a minimum of processed, salty foods --- like canned foods.
My pantry shelf of standard canned foods: black beans, red beans, chickpeas, crushed tomato, pumpkin, pineapple chunks. Is this enough for an emergency?
For a more complete list:
We do have more than canned items available "just in case". We always have Teddy Old Fashioned Peanut Butter, a variety of favorite cereals, nuts, raisins, and boxes of pasta. A small assortment of fresh veggies and fresh fruit too.
We are luckier than some because we have a gas stove so I can use the stovetop (but I think the oven is electric ignited/set).