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Todd wrote:
: Hi All,

: For the last 10 days we have been locked inside out house
: with "extremely hazardous" air from the Rim Fire near Yosemite.
: Fortunately, I finally got my wish and the wind reversed and
: all the smoke is blowing down into Los Angeles, WHERE THEY
: CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE!

: We had water and power. Could not use the stove as it would
: stink the place up and mess up the air cleaners. Fortunately,
: the microwaves worked. We just had to cook bland stuff.
: And foil up the swamp cooler and use our tiny, emergency
: conventional air conditioner.

: A few years ago in the freezing dead of winter, in the middle
: of a blizzard (well, to us it was a blizzard), we lost power for
: five days, meaning no heat, no cooking, and no refrigerators
: (they had to stay closed to keep the perishables from spoiling).
: And, we can't use open flames or bar-be-cues.

: We kept warm with pans of hot water from the sink (hot water
: still worked). We ate canned soups and beans we heated in
: the sink with hot water (take a while). All high carb.

: This got me to thinking about my new Diabetic T2 emergency
: pantry. I have two cans of Trader Joe's chicken, five cans
: of olives, some cheese that I think would not spoil if
: I put in an ice chest outside, a bunch of nuts.

: I am going to starve. (If your wife starves to death, you
: can always go down to Wal-Mart and buy a new one, can't
: you? No? Just kidding, I'd feed her first and she'd
: argue with me until she was positive both portions were
: equal -- goes with marrying a trophy wife.)

: What do you have in your emergency? Any suggestions? Please
: remember that we can not use open flames or bar-be-cues.

: Many thanks,
: -T

: We have lots of emergency water and keep it rotated, if
: it comes to that. The trophy wife refused to drink
: out of the toilet tank. Hmmm, I wonder why? :-)

Canned or pouched tuna, salmon, sardines for a protein sart. dried onion
flakes or chunks to flavor the tuna, also black pepper adnlemons and limes
would keep for a few days outside in a=that cooler. Freshonions adngarlic
keep without refrigeration. Apples, of which you can eat a half or a
quarter depending on size.

If you have electricity, you can cook tasty stuff in the microwave. i do
it all the time, includigntonight when I am makinga vegetalbe
dishcontaining yellow summer squash, onions, muc=shrooms, eggplant(lots),
freshtomatoes and salt adn pepper , oregono or talian spices all
microwaved into a delishous dish. There s anold book, available in paper
by Barbara Kafka called Microwave cooking. It contains recipie and a kind
of reference sectin of man foods and the time it takes to microwave them.
This would be a valuable book for you with your limited cooking options.
You can vary the recipes to reduce carbs as I do.

You can soft saute onions or other vegetables in a little oil or fat of
your choice in the microwave. Jus make sure to start withonly a few
minutes adn check adn add time if necessary. You have to lean the
charactaristics of your own machine as far as timings go, but you, as an
engineer should be able to figure that.

If heoutside temperature is beow 40F or so the outside can be a
refrigerator just like your regular one. Freezers, of course, are
different. If tis happens frequently, look into camping foods that are in
sealed packets. i, personally, amnot familiar with them, but I know many
people use them and they should be available in any camping store or on
line.

that's iit for mow. If anything else occurs to me I will sed the thoughts
on in a post.

Wendy

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"W. Baker" wrote in message
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Todd wrote:
: Hi All,

: For the last 10 days we have been locked inside out house
: with "extremely hazardous" air from the Rim Fire near Yosemite.
: Fortunately, I finally got my wish and the wind reversed and
: all the smoke is blowing down into Los Angeles, WHERE THEY
: CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE!

: We had water and power. Could not use the stove as it would
: stink the place up and mess up the air cleaners. Fortunately,
: the microwaves worked. We just had to cook bland stuff.
: And foil up the swamp cooler and use our tiny, emergency
: conventional air conditioner.

: A few years ago in the freezing dead of winter, in the middle
: of a blizzard (well, to us it was a blizzard), we lost power for
: five days, meaning no heat, no cooking, and no refrigerators
: (they had to stay closed to keep the perishables from spoiling).
: And, we can't use open flames or bar-be-cues.

: We kept warm with pans of hot water from the sink (hot water
: still worked). We ate canned soups and beans we heated in
: the sink with hot water (take a while). All high carb.

: This got me to thinking about my new Diabetic T2 emergency
: pantry. I have two cans of Trader Joe's chicken, five cans
: of olives, some cheese that I think would not spoil if
: I put in an ice chest outside, a bunch of nuts.

: I am going to starve. (If your wife starves to death, you
: can always go down to Wal-Mart and buy a new one, can't
: you? No? Just kidding, I'd feed her first and she'd
: argue with me until she was positive both portions were
: equal -- goes with marrying a trophy wife.)

: What do you have in your emergency? Any suggestions? Please
: remember that we can not use open flames or bar-be-cues.

: Many thanks,
: -T

: We have lots of emergency water and keep it rotated, if
: it comes to that. The trophy wife refused to drink
: out of the toilet tank. Hmmm, I wonder why? :-)

Canned or pouched tuna, salmon, sardines for a protein sart. dried onion
flakes or chunks to flavor the tuna, also black pepper adnlemons and limes
would keep for a few days outside in a=that cooler. Freshonions adngarlic
keep without refrigeration. Apples, of which you can eat a half or a
quarter depending on size.

If you have electricity, you can cook tasty stuff in the microwave. i do
it all the time, includigntonight when I am makinga vegetalbe
dishcontaining yellow summer squash, onions, muc=shrooms, eggplant(lots),
freshtomatoes and salt adn pepper , oregono or talian spices all
microwaved into a delishous dish. There s anold book, available in paper
by Barbara Kafka called Microwave cooking. It contains recipie and a kind
of reference sectin of man foods and the time it takes to microwave them.
This would be a valuable book for you with your limited cooking options.
You can vary the recipes to reduce carbs as I do.

You can soft saute onions or other vegetables in a little oil or fat of
your choice in the microwave. Jus make sure to start withonly a few
minutes adn check adn add time if necessary. You have to lean the
charactaristics of your own machine as far as timings go, but you, as an
engineer should be able to figure that.

If heoutside temperature is beow 40F or so the outside can be a
refrigerator just like your regular one. Freezers, of course, are
different. If tis happens frequently, look into camping foods that are in
sealed packets. i, personally, amnot familiar with them, but I know many
people use them and they should be available in any camping store or on
line.

that's iit for mow. If anything else occurs to me I will sed the thoughts
on in a post.


I have managed to live just fine for many weeks with only a refrigerator and
not even a microwave. Lots of foods that you can buy at the grocery store
can pretty much be eaten as is. Maybe you need to wash or peel or cut them
up. But they don't need to be cooked. Like salad stuff, cheese, premade
hummus. Also nuts and seeds. You can even buy precooked meats. We can get
chicken breast that is cooked at the grocery store that is nothing but
chicken and perhaps seasoning. They sell 2 or 3 different kinds. No weird
additives like some of the pre-packaged stuff.

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Todd wrote:
: On 09/11/2013 02:27 PM, W. Baker wrote:
: Todd wrote:

: Hi Wendy,

: Thank you!

: No electricity, so no microwave. But, if I even get a
: portable generator, yours is a great idea!

: Many thansk,
: -T

the Barbara Kafka book is called Microwave Gourmet and you might find it
useful for your everyday cooking, not just when you are having
non-electric problems.

Wendy



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