Blog hosts emergency kit cook-off

Sep 10, 2012, 6:58 AM | Updated: 6:59 am

PHOENIX — Sure to test any chef, the emergency kit cook-off has begun and will continue through the end of September.

Home cooks are being asked to turn in their best recipe that carried them through a power outage. Creativity in preparing the meal is a must.

The rules of the contest are simple: Using a combination of canned tuna, pinto beans, corn chips, chiles, mixed nuts, jarred cheese and a handful of other ingredients — including seasoning — contestants need to come up with a dish that will keep you going.

“Variety is the spice of life,” said Greg Roybal with Arizona Division of Emergency Management.

Entrants are encouraged to use a manual can opener to get the real feel of being without power in an emergency.

“We really want people to get into the habit of thinking about what’s in the emergency kit and would I do with what I have and if it’s something you can cook up in the backyard with propane,” he said.

The contest ends Sept. 30. Recipes can be submitted at emergencykitcookoff.blogspot.com.

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