Day 3-Crisis Menu Ideas

Day 3 Crisis Menu Ideas (pdf)

Day 3-Crisis Menu Ideas 

Eat from your 3-Day Crisis food supply.

On the third day of a power outage, the food in your freezer is now potentially unsafe.  It’s time to access your 3-Day Crisis food supply.

  • Boil water and store it in a Thermos; it will stay quite warm if not hot for ~8 hours.
  • Make “just add boiling water” meals.

Look for the kind where you add boiling water to a cup, stir and let it sit for a few minutes instead of the kind that needs to be rapidly boiled for 10-15 minutes.  Soups, noodles, oatmeal.

Instant rice or potatoes can make a filling side dish.

If you’re really motivated, make your own Instant Meals ahead of time to use in a crisis and store in airtight containers.

  • Use ready to eat, easy cans (heat or warm the food if at all possible, there is great comfort in a warm meal).
  • Don’t forget the old stand-by:  peanut butter & jelly sandwiches and/or on crackers.
  • Serve canned fruit and vegetables to keep things as balanced as possible.
  • Dried fruits and nuts make good snacks (in or not in a crisis).
  • SPAM® sandwiches.  If you like SPAM® you can do a whole lot with it.
  • You can use evaporated or rehydrated dry milk for bowls of cereal.
  • A slice of Velveeta with pasta or in a soup or added to potatoes can add comfort.
  • Instant bread mix (just add water) makes bread-making easy if you have an oven.

Longer crises or disasters will require more planning and supplies.

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