An unusually early snowstorm that brought heavy, wet snow to the East Coast knocked out power to more than 2.3 million homes and businesses in late October. Many were without power for days. This reminds me of a few years ago when we had an ice storm in our area that caused widespread power outages. Ice build up snapped tree limbs (& whole trees) bringing down power lines & surfaces including roads were covered with a thick coating of ice. We were without power for 2-1/2 days, but some were without power for many days as crews worked to repair lines with the help of out of state workers.
Regardless of the time of year or your geographic location, power outages happen for various reasons.
This brings me to a question for you regarding preparing meals for your family during a power outage. (For the purpose of this question, we'll assume you are safe and have means to keep warm if you are in a cold climate.)
During a power outage, what is your plan to prepare meals...do you have food on hand for a number of days...how will you prepare it...what are your go-to meals for this situation?
I'm looking forward to your comments. I'll be sharing some ideas for you too in a follow-up post. =)