Food and Cooking
Stock up on some foods that you know your family will like, and pay special attention to foods that are ready to eat. MREs are good, but they are expensive and may be rejected by picky eaters. Easy-to-cook foods can be manageable, if you plan ahead with a cooking source. Sterno cans, alcohol stoves, and MRE heaters will heat up some foods for you, without any ventilation issues. Other types of camping stoves can serve your needs with proper ventilation. But double tasking is always the best approach. If your wood stove is going, cook on top of that. If your fireplace is roaring, safely suspend a pot over the flames. If none of these are an option for you, eat cold foods. Peanut butter and crackers, canned meats and crackers, cold sandwiches, and all kinds of snacks, including fruit and raw veggies, can be eaten without the bother or dangers of cooking. Don't forget to have extra food for your pets, too.