Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Cooking Without Power

Have you thought about how you'd cook dinner for your hungry family during a power outage? Well, we have! In fact, just a few weeks ago after our 2:30 church block ended at 5:30, our hungry family came home from church, and the power went out. While the neighbors were making their peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, our family sat down to enjoy a hot meal, courtesy of our thermal cooker.

So, obviously, a little peanut butter and jelly isn't going to kill anyone, but what if the power was out for a longer period of time, say after a natural disaster? You're going to need to cook all of that cold food in your fridge and freezer before it goes bad, and when that's all gone, it'll be time to break out the food storage, if you have any (if not, click here to get started!). I don't know about you, but crunchy beans and rice doesn't sound too appetizing to me. Unless you have a cooking source that doesn't require electricity, that's what'll be on your dinner menu until the power turns back on!

This Saturday is our Stake Provident Living Class on "Cooking Without Power," from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Ranches building (14 Bonanza Rd). At the class, you'll learn about several kinds of cooking methods you can use when the power is out, and you'll be able to taste the foods from each of the cooking sources we demonstrate. Come join us for lots of great information, food and fun!

Here are just a few of the cooking methods we'll be demonstrating:

 Alcohol Stove

Apple Box Oven

Backpacking Stove

Butane Stove

Dutch Ovens & Cooking with Charcoal

Rocket Stove

Sun Oven

Cooler Cooking

Thermal Cooker

Thermos Cooking

Wonder Bag or Wonder Box

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