Authors: huffingtonpost FOOD
If you are concerned about the food in your refrigerator take a look at this great guide from Penn State University about what to do when you lose electricity. I got a tip from a friend to freeze water bottles so that the freezer remains cooler for a lot longer. Most importantly keep your refrigerator closed!
If you have a gas oven you should still be able to turn on the surface burners and here is another great video from eHow about what to do in the event the power goes out.
If you have an electric stove, I would probably prepare some food now before you lose electricity. Don't cook everything you have, but maybe boil some potatoes, or stew some chicken. That's why it's important to rely on your good old canned foods at a time like this.
If you happen to have a thermos, a great tip would be to boil water and keep it stored in your thermos. It will remain piping hot for a really long time. You could make some coffee a la Claudia with a funnel or a cheese cloth.
You can be sure that I'm going to make some rice and prepare some of my favorite tuna salad .
P.S. -- Don't forget to enjoy the additional time you get to spend with your family. Play monopoly, cards, and/or tell scary stories and crack jokes.
If you have any food tips for when the power goes out please post!
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