Hello, Hurricane Florence.
No one wanted you, yet here you are. We’ve all been preparing for you since Monday. Lowes’ mountain of generators? Gone. Walmart has likely sold out of bread and milk a couple of times already.
That is one thing I never understood — why bread and milk? Sure, you can make sandwiches, but I never understood why the milk because, if the power goes out, what are you going to do with spoiled milk?
Anyway, milk and bread are two things I did not stock up on. I do have bread in my house, but I’m probably not going to eat it. Why you may ask? I’m trying to stick to the Keto diet, so I have to limit my carbs and sugar — but I can eat all the cheese and meat I want, which was my biggest reason for choosing this particular diet.
That’s beside the point though.
I spent entirely too much time trying to figure out what on earth I was going to eat during this hurricane if the power goes out and, let’s be honest, it probably already has or it will be. So besides grabbing more flashlights than one person humanly needs, and candles on top of it, I had to figure out what foods I could eat so I wouldn’t starve to death — because I enjoy food way too much.
So I purchased a lot of pre-packaged soups with low carbs and lots of canned meats — which kind of gross me out, but I think I’ll survive.
Another thing to get is fruit like oranges or grapefruits because they can last a few days, as well as tomatoes and non-ripe avocados. With the avocados you can leave them for a few days, then use them and hopefully they might still be good because avocados are tricky. Also, stock up on all the non-perishables and canned soups because you can eat those without heating them up.
Anyway, this food option is one I thought of while trying to figure out that whole what am I going to eat issue, though I haven’t made it yet so I’m sorry if it isn’t as good as I hope it’s going to be.
So here we are, about to make a hurricane-power-has-gone-out chicken.
1 can of chicken
4 cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons of hot sauce
By the light of your candle or flashlight, open your can of chicken and drain. Once it’s drained add the hot sauce, mix and put on a plate.
Next slice the cherry tomatoes in half or quarters, whichever your preference, then add to chicken. Up next cut your avocado in half and throw out the seed. Cut the avocado into small squares then scoop on the plate of chicken and tomatoes. Mix, add some more hot sauce if needed and salt and pepper if you desire.
Now enjoy your easy meal out of a can by the light of your burning candles and with your bottled water — if you were lucky enough to grab a case.