Pre-Irene Foodgasm

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    Aug 28, 2011 12:13 AM GMT
    My son and I went to the local boutique supermarket to pick up a few things in case we're stuck at home by the approaching storm. Lo and Behold they were having a huge sale on prime beef. The place is very serious about food so we wound up with two master butchers telling us the pros of bone in Rib Eye steak vs Porterhouse. In the end we did what any red blooded men would and bought a huge Rib Eye steak and a huge Porterhouse, a dynamite southern Rhone wine, some horseradish, potatoes and broccoli.

    After a little finessing the grilling times to account for one 1.75" thick steak and one 2.25", we had a meal worth the cholesterol. (Maybe the olive oil, garlic and lemon juice from the broccoli and/or the red wine will counteract some of the blood clots.) It was sooooooo good.

    We were both so totally sated from the main course we never even got to the hot fudge sundaes with coffee and crushed almonds.

    Now we can fast for days if we have to. (Nah - we have enough steak left to make some killer salads with the lettuce and tomatoes I scooped out of the graden before the rain !)

    Bon appetit, guys. And to those on the east coast, stay safe !
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    Aug 28, 2011 2:33 AM GMT
    yo same!

    We are having great food while we wait to be blown away. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 28, 2011 2:38 AM GMT
    Cook all meat, and hard boil all eggs.
    Eat the meat first. Hard boiled eggs will last at least a week in the shell unrefrigerated.

    Take photos of the food inside the refrigerator and freezer so that you know what you're going for, and where it is, before you open the fridge/freezer door.


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    Aug 28, 2011 4:41 AM GMT
    over here, i am eating peanut butter jelly sammiches like there's no tomorrow (or, is there?).

    those are healthy right?
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    Aug 28, 2011 4:48 AM GMT
    Save the PB&J for after the storm. Eat your perishables first.

    Also, fill whatever containers you have with fresh water. Electric utility outages also affect water utilities.

    Use any ziplock bags which you have for toilet purposes. Don't waste water flushing.
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    Aug 28, 2011 4:49 AM GMT
    The last thing to worry about in an emergency is the health content of the food. Just make sure it's not spoiled. The weight you pack on in a week or two will only take a week or two to lose.

    I go with canned goods, raw nuts, green bananas, bottled water, and copious amounts of alcohol and green leafy substances when stocking up for a disaster that could knock out the electricity for an extended period of time. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 28, 2011 4:56 AM GMT
    Bagels and Peanutbutter and water for me. And Cheerios. I'll survive icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 28, 2011 5:14 AM GMT
    Corvin saidBagels and Peanutbutter and water for me. And Cheerios. I'll survive icon_biggrin.gif
    Exactly!
    The majority of us have been overweight before. It took years to get overweight, and years to get it under control. A couple week of fun food ain't gonna stunt our progress. icon_cool.gif