They say we’re in for a “catastrophic event”. Down here in my part of the woods, if you hear the word snow or ice, Georgia pretty much shuts down. There is no bread or milk left in site and the shelves are wiped clean…..literally people.
I’m going to tell you the truth. I am not prepared in the least and really don’t have any intention of doing anything except for dressing in multiple layers of clothing and keep the iphones and ipods charged so that we can play flappy birds. One thing I will not be happy about is if there is nothing good to eat. I have these thoughts in my mind of the potential future few days, sitting in the dark, singing songs with the kids and the hubby, wrapped up in blankets…….hungry. Yeah, that’s pretty much the only thing that’s got me concerned. Well I don’t plan on letting that happen. I mean, this gluten free girl can only eat so many Cheetos and Nutella….(in case you’re wondering, that’s pretty much all I ate the week my 8 year old was in the hospital with meningitis because I was trapped at the hospital with no way to go anywhere).
Well, in this article, we want to tell you how to cook during a power outage. I bet you guessed it…we’re talking about about cooking on the Big Green Egg. So what are my preparations for this huge, catastrophic ice storm? I am making sure to have some meat and the basic Big Green Egg necessities like charcoal and starter. The way I figure is if I have enough tin foil and just the right ingredients then I can cook some pretty decent meals for the family. You need to make sure to have what you need to light the starter and get the charcoal going. YOU WILL NEED the natural charcoal starter as your fancy, smancy looft lighter will not work if there is no electricity. These little starter blocks are amazing. You also need some tin foil so you have easy clean up and it also helps keep the meat moist and tasty. Make sure you have plenty of charcoal. Lastly, you need something to cook. Chicken tenders and baked apples are going to be on our menu this week for sure!
I’ll let you know how the week turns out and what we end up cooking. So for now, stay safe and off the roads and stay warm. Let me know what you decide to cook up on your Big Green Egg and how you cooked during the power outage.