We recently went without our stove for a few days. Here's a few tips for surviving this unthinkable catastrophe!
1. Take a deep breath and count to ten.
RELAX!!! You will get through this. As long as you have electricity, you still have plenty of options. If you don't have power, then you might want to scratch this and stick with step #6.
2. Microwave it.
I'm not talking about TV dinners here. Try frozen, steamable vegetables and microwaveable meats. Most of these meats WILL be processed, so beware...but they can help in a bind!
3. Toast it.
Pull out that toaster for toasted breads and bagels. You can also lightly toast your bread and then pop it in the microwave with cheese!
4. Use that electric grill!
Hey, no worries - even if it's been tucked away for a few years, it'll probably still work! You can use your countertop grill for meats, vegetables and breads!
5. Try an electric skillet.
An electric skillet can really help you out in times of need. These are fantastic for cooking anything you'd normally cook in a skillet, from scrambled eggs to ground meat!
6. Fire up the barbeque pit!
As long as weather permits, you can always cook out. Besides, can you really go wrong with barbeque?
7. Slow cook it!
8. Don't cook it.
Try adding in fruits and raw veggies to your diet - your body will thank you and your family *might* like it...LOL!!!
Until next time,