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Old 12-11-2012, 08:26 PM   #11
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A lot of canned goods, veggies, soups, etc, can be eaten straight out of the can. They don't taste as good as when they're warm, of course, but they're edible. Other than that, I second the above-mentioned cooking techniques and the idea for calling the power company and finding out if there is any assistance in her area. If she lives in an area where the weather is below 40 degrees all day every day, she can always store things outside (or in her car if she feels it's safer) to keep them cold. She would just need to watch out for freezing overnight.

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Old 12-11-2012, 10:24 PM   #12
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She has bigger problems than no stove. Food that requires refrigeration storage is a big problem. I would not suggest that she attempt to cook anything inside the house on a makeshift stove or BBQ. Maybe she needs to go to a shelter or stay with a friend.

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:51 PM   #13
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Luckily they found someone nice enough to loan them money for the power bill. The power has been cut back on and she's filing a complaint. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. I passed them on to her in case it ever happens again.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:58 AM   #14
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When your having trouble feeding your kids it's time to ask for some help. Churches and other groups can help getting through a rough spot. Times are hard for many but this also the season for giving and caring.

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