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Saved my bacon...

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by bluedogz, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. bluedogz

    bluedogz Minister of Fire

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    I'm sure there are plenty of threads going here about how great it is to have wood heat when the power goes out...

    We just got power back an hour ago... in the meantime, I have been forced to kick it old-school. Now I know where that saying "I spent all day slaving over a hot stove!" comes from.

    Tonight is chicken tacos. I know, the power is on, but I already prepped everything to cook on the 30 anyway, so might as well.

    Pic 1: first try- hot dogs.
    Pic 2: got brave- pot roast in cream gravy
    Pic 3: got lazy- bananas on toast.

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Hooray! Looks like you really did save the bacon, there's none in the shots!
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  3. Sprinter

    Sprinter Minister of Fire

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    Yummy. Although, I'm not sure about the bananas on toast;lol. My wife is actually looking forward to our first major power outage here. She's a survivalist at heart. (Okay, so am I;))

    Glad you weathered the storm okay.
  4. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    All ya gotta do is mosey over to yer breaker box and open the Main. Voila, power outage.
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  5. bluedogz

    bluedogz Minister of Fire

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    Actually, the 'nanners were awesome with a little butter on the toast, plus some brown sugar and cinnamon.

    Wait till tonight's tacos!
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  6. Sprinter

    Sprinter Minister of Fire

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    Shhh.:) She may not have thought of that.
  7. Sprinter

    Sprinter Minister of Fire

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    Oh, well, you didn't mention the cinnamon and sugar:cool: ! I take it back.
  8. bluedogz

    bluedogz Minister of Fire

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    Survivalist. Uh-huh.
  9. Sprinter

    Sprinter Minister of Fire

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    Okay, okay. Even survivalists have their little pleasures. Some love AK-47's, some like cinnamon toast. I happen to like both, but I eat a lot more cinnamon toast.:p
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  10. Backwoods Savage

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    Another good thing when power goes out is it tends to let the family spend some time together. Oh how I pine for the days when our sons were growing up and we'd spend time with them. Not much tv in that house and even less now. Much better to do things with the family.
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  11. Sprinter

    Sprinter Minister of Fire

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    Excellent point. Goes to simple pleasures. I have good memories of hunkering down, too.
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    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    wow thats pretty cool, now i am hungry, growing up my dad would make a pot of chili on the old grizzley stove. glad you r safe .
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    fox9988 Minister of Fire

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    Long term power outages cause unplanned pregnancies, at least at my house.<>Got two generators now and wife if "fixed"
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  14. Sprinter

    Sprinter Minister of Fire

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    ;lol Oh, that is funny. I have heard statistics that suggest you are not alone.

    BTW, don't let your wife see this post. That characterization may not sit well...
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    Good to see that folks here can make it thru power outages & have fun doing it. ;)
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    Looks good.
  17. bluedogz

    bluedogz Minister of Fire

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    Aaaaaand it's dinnertime...

    Chicken thighs, sliced up, marinated in a plain old envelope of taco spices
    Black beans, an onion, a jalapeno, some chili powder, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and red wine vinegar
    Cast iron comal pan on a 550 stovetop
    Corn tortillas grilled right on the stovetop to hold it all...

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  18. PapaDave

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    Riiiight. Yep, that did it. Uh huh.
  19. bluedogz

    bluedogz Minister of Fire

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    Those dang survivalists.
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    11 days without power in 2000, 17 days in '09. Had to find some way to pass the time==c
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    Wow, I'll be right over. That looks delicious.

    What are you doing for refrigeration?
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    Looks to me like he's trying to eat everything so he doesn't HAVE to worry about refrigeration.:cool:
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    BIGDADDY Feeling the Heat

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    I am seriously considering buying a standby generator. I like my wood stove but it doesn't draw water from my well and I am not a survivalist at heart.

    Good going though. You might write a cookbook for wood stoves ha.
  24. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I cooked up a pound of bacon in the microwave six hours before the power went out and put it in the freezer. Along with a dozen biscuits, a baked chicken, some brats, sausage patties...

    The power was out for two hours. Amazing since the trees were bent over like grass blades all night.
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    That sounds great - do many similar dishes, but never used vinegar in them. Gonna next time!

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