Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"Beat It" Cooking without power!

A couple of years ago, I attended a Preparedness Fair and saw my former neighbor.  She is very well versed in Emergency Preparedness and Food Storage.  In talking with her, she stressed the importance of having hand-powered tools to use in case of a power outage.  I agreed with her thinking, but didn't really think about it until recently.  So, this is one of my first purchases.  This is the OXO Good Grips Egg Beater.  I looked at several different models, but ended up getting this one for several reasons.  

I really like the grip being upright instead of horizontal.  I feel like I have better control when I am using it.

I also like the fact that the beaters are removable, which makes for easy clean-up.  

In addition, the entire bottom section can be removed and thrown in the dishwasher, again for easy clean-up.

I decided that I wanted a snack....and decided to make a 'fat free' version.  The pudding is fat-free and powdered milk is fat-free.  (I decided not to think of the carbs!).

I substituted powdered milk and really cold water for the 'milk' requirement.  If I were to do this again, I would cut down on the water just to help it thick-up quickly.

Using this hand beater was easy and quick.  It cleans easily and fits right into the drawer.  So, in a pinch, or just when I want to do something quick, I will use this hand-crank beater.

Going Powerless!


Sue said...

I've been using mine for several years now; I got when when they first appeared and I couldn't find an older one that wasn't rusted. I use it all the time - quick and easy, even to whip cream or egg whites.

The Little Red Hen said...

I am so glad to hear you great review. I am really enjoying it! Thanks for stopping by:)

Anonymous said...

reminds me...
years ago while getting ready to whip the cream at Thanksgiving for our pumpkin pies I handed the hand-powered egg beater (gets better volume than electric -- and it was almost an heirloom then) to my teenage nephew. he looked at it and said "where do I plug it in?"

never gave it much thought as an emergency prepardness tool but will keep that in mind now!

The Little Red Hen said...

I love the "Where do I plug it in?" comment! This is classic! Thanks for sharing with us!

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