Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Food -- recipes

With Hurricane Sandy roaring away outside, I've been putting some things by that don't need cooking and that can be eaten cold, in case the power goes out. These may not be exactly gourmet food, but they beat crackers and peanut butter.

Arline's No Cook Hurricane Salad:

1 can Spam, diced
2 cucumbers, very thinly sliced
1 red onion, very thinly sliced 
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons low-fat sour cream or 2 tablespoons yogurt
salt and pepper, to taste (I like a lot of pepper)
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill


1  Mix cucumbers and onions together.

2 Mix rest of ingredients together in a closed bowl and give a shake.
3 Add to cucumbers, chill till very cold & serve munch as needed when the lights go out.

Terry White's Chicken Angel Hair

This has to be cooked ahead, but tastes really fine cold...

4 to 6 chicken breasts, diced in 1 inch cubes.

1 pkg. Angel Hair pasta

2 heads brocolli, or a large pkg. frozen brocolli

2 red tomatoes diced

1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. Italian Seasoning
1tbsp. Coarse ground pepper
Grated Parmesan Cheese to use as a topping.

Fresh garlic OR garlic powder to taste.
Prepare the angel hair, coat with half the extra virgin olive oil, and set aside. DO NOT OVERCOOK.

In a wok or a stainless steel bowl, toss the chicken breasts and remaining olive oil over heat until, they start to turn white. Add broccoli and diced tomatoes.

Stir fry until the chicken is done, the broccoli is aldente and the tomatoes form a little broth in the bottom.
Add seasonings
 Remove from heat and add angel hair. Stir until all ingredients are well mixed.  Serve hot if you can't wait. Or store it in the refrigerator in a covered plastic bowl.  Serve cold with Parmesan Cheese.

If the power is already out, put your bowl outside in the cold.

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