SO I have hit my wall eating out because we have no power still from the recent hurricane. So I have found a few recipes I have been make instead. These are good ideas to keep in mind for when the power goes out. I would say do stock up to much during times with no power. It would be much easier to just go to the store and get wants on sale for just that day. This will add some mystery and fun into you meals.
Mango Avocado Shrimp Salad
· 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
· 2 tablespoons grape seed or vegetable oil
· 1 tablespoon sugar
· 2 large firm-ripe mangoes (2 lbs. total)
· 2 medium firm-ripe avocados (1 lb. total)
· 2/3 cup each thinly sliced green onion and chopped cilantro
· 1 tablespoon minced fresh hot red or green chile (or 1/2 tsp. dried red chile flakes)
· 1 pound (70 to 110 per lb.) peeled cooked shrimp (you can buy these frozen and let thaw or ask the store you go to cook it there at no charge)
- 1. In a large bowl, whisk together lime juice, oil, and sugar until sugar dissolves.
- 2. Dice mangoes and avocados into 3/4-in. cubes; add to bowl. Add green onion, cilantro, chile, and shrimp. Mix gently. Serve or cover and chill for up to 1 hour.
Bean and Roasted Chicken Salad
· 2 cups coarsely chopped skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken
· 1 cup chopped tomato
· 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
· 1/3 cup sliced fresh basil
· 2 (16-ounce) cans cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
· 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
· 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
· 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
· 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
· 2 garlic cloves, minced
- To prepare salad, place first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; stir gently to combine.
- To prepare dressing, combine vinegar and remaining ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over salad, tossing gently to coat.
Roast Beef and Cheddar Roll-Ups
· 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
· 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
· 4 large flour tortillas
· 1 head romaine lettuce, tough ribs removed
· 8 ounces thinly sliced deli roast beef
· 4 ounces Cheddar, thinly sliced
- In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and horseradish. Spread evenly over each tortilla.
- Layer the tortillas with the lettuce, roast beef and Cheddar and roll up.
These are just some of the ideas you can do when you don’t have power. Remember to keep cold food below 40 degrees. You can do this by place food in a cooler with ice. Just remember to drain the cooler each night and add more ice to it. In these times it is also important to move you frozen food to a working freezer if possible or have a good supply of ice or even dry ice. Stay safe and enjoy!