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.