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. MRE's 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 warm up some foods for you, without any home ventilation issues. Other types of camping stoves can serve your needs with proper ventilation. Cooking outside after the weather has cleared is another option. Fire up the grill and eat those rapidly defrosting steaks you had in the suddenly useless freezer. 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 can be eaten without the bother or dangers of cooking. Don't forget to have extra food for your pets, too.