So Tuesday night around 8pm my electric went out shortly after that we heard the tornado sirens, something I've never heard for a serious reason in the fourteen years I've lived here. After the siren I grabbed the family cat and we rushed to the middle of the house to hide in the bathroom with the rest of the family for a few hours.
We got lucky the tornado didn't touch down near us and when it did touch down it hit were there were no homes and didn't destroy any businesses, unless some poor restaurant owner lost it all during the power outage.
During this time I came to discover that most of my Diabtetic snacks and other foods are refridgerator dependent, seriously not cool when we were without power for basically three days. And it got really nerve wracking since we had a freezer and fridge full of food we'd bought just the week before. Luckily my mother in law's friend had power and allowed us to store our freezer stuff in her house until we got power back.
But this left me with very few "safe" choices for food and stuck me in the hot weather at the same time. The fist day we had no idea what we were going to do because at that point we had no way of saving our food as the saving friend only came in on day two.
All the stress sent my blood sugar numbers through the roof without the really carby food I had to eat because we had nothing else left. I've learned I'm really going to have to prepare better for times like this and find some safer foods I can munch during those times that require no cooking and no fridge.
I am glad that no one got hurt and the only thing we lost were a microwave and my trusty laptop that both seem to have gotten surged when the power kicked back on and a few fridge items we couldn't save. But I wish I had prepared more even if storms like the one Tuesday night almost never happen here.
So Does anyone have some yummy suggestions for snacks and meals that can still be done in those emergency situations?
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