Hurricane Matthew, which has swept through Haiti and other parts of the Caribbean, has already had devastating effects. Hurricane-force winds are expected to be felt in Florida starting tomorrow, with Matthew continuing to impact the Southeastern coast through the weekend. So Laurel turned to the Hotline to see how others are preparing for the coming storm.
If you’re in an area that isn’t encouraged to evacuate, but you still have a high chance of losing power in the coming days, here’s a few ways to prepare ahead of time and still eat reasonably well:
Locate your cooler(s) and get your freezer's ice machine on overdrive (or go buy bags of ice).
Next, cook the refrigerated ingredients you already have on hand: Roast vegetables, sauté greens, etc. No, this won’t save them if the power goes out (you’ll still need to move them to the cooler), but at least you’ll have semi-prepped items to build meals with rather than raw ones.
And we're not discounting the PB&J—it's a good option, too.
What are your favorite meals to make when you don't have power? Tell us about them below!
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