Hey there, friends! As hurricane season heats up, it's crucial to be prepared and ensure the safety of our families.
One key area to focus on is our kitchen – keeping it well-stocked and having a plan for delicious and nutritious meals even during the storm.
Here are some tips and recipes to help you get ready:
Tip 1: Stock Up on Non-Perishables
Load your pantry with non-perishable foods like canned beans, vegetables, soups, pasta, and rice.
These items have a longer shelf life and will sustain you through any power outages.
Tip 2: Don't Forget the Basics
Make sure you have essentials like bottled water, propane, and disposable utensils.
No one likes using their bottled water to clean dishes
Tip 3: Freeze Ahead
Prior to the storm, freeze items like meat, poultry, and bread. They'll act as ice packs in your cooler and can be thawed and cooked as needed.
If the power goes out, move items to a cooler to prevent frequent opening and closing of the refrigerator this can help keep perishable items fresh for longer.
Tip 4: Wash Your Produce
Wash all of your produce prior to the storm because water often becomes contaminated during power outages and its important to save as much clean water as possible!
Recipe 1: Emergency Energy Bars
Mix rolled oats, dried fruits, nuts, honey, and a pinch of salt.
Press into a baking dish, chill, and cut into bars for quick, nutritious bites.
Recipe 2: Pasta Salad
Boil your pasta ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator. Add in anything you have in the house olives,
vegetables such as broccoli, peppers, cucumber tomatoes and your favorite Italian dressing!
Our favorite is Newman's Own Family Recipe Italian Dressing
Recipe 3: Campfire Quesadillas
Fill tortillas with shredded cheese, canned black beans, and canned corn.
Heat them in a skillet or on a grill until the cheese melts.
Share your favorite Storm Recipes below!!
Remember, safety comes first during a hurricane. Stay informed about evacuation routes and local alerts.
By prepping your kitchen and having these simple recipes on hand, you can ensure that you and your loved ones are well-fed and cared for during any storm.