Friday, November 4, 2011

Uh-Oh the Power is Out!

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 you have food on hand for a number of 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. =)


  1. Hi, Thanks for the visit and follow from "Follow Friday". I love meeting new people and finding new blogs, so I'm now following your blog as well.

    Regarding the questions in your post today...
    I do keep a large supply of extra food on hand, along with charcoal and a small camping stove and cylinders of gas. We might be cold but we won't be hungry :)

  2. fortunately we have a gas stove. We also have a portable camp stove and a gas grill ( we use it even when it snows, giggle) Hugs!

  3. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog today & leaving your nice comment. I'm your new follower & look forward to sharing more "grand"-stories ... we have granddaughter Lucy (3 yrs) & grandson on his way in Feb. We have some "loose ties" to your hometown ... goes back to the Marshall University plane crash in 1970. I hope you will follow my link to enter my digital scrapbook giveaway. No entries yet ... I don't have time to do hard-copy right now, but am loving the digital version! Hope you have a blessed weekend.

  4. This is something I always think about when the winter approaches. Thanks for joining our Terrific Thursday Blog! Hope you join us next Thursday. Have a great weekend! :)

  5. We have a gas stove too.

    Kathy, the camp stove is a great idea. What types of food do you keep on hand for preparing meals during a storm or something?

    Katherine...we grill year around too =)

    Granny, you'll have to fill me in on the loose ties to my area...I'm intrigued =)

    Rondi, yes-if you live in an area that can have bad winters, it does make you think about being prepared