It's in the Bag, Gluten Free & The WoW Diet

Thursday, September 30, 2010

"Fast Food"--Part II

Day 3: We've been running for two full days. The night we camped in the field of daises we were safe. Our theory worked, the zombies stayed at the edges of the field. They were repulsed by the beauty and freshness of flowers. By the time morning came our foes had taken refuge from the sun and we managed to escape into the hills. We haven't seen any members of the village since we left. Hopefully they are still content with their dried wheat.

Yesterday, before we started our trek we had a breakfast of rye pancakes and bottled sausage. It was certainly a cheery way to start the morning. Had we not known about the pursuing threat, one could have been convinced that we were merely having a morning picnic.

I've realized yet another virtue of the bag meal system. The morning of our pancakes, the smoke from our fire seemed to attract the zombies, and they began making their way towards our camp. Luckily the sun was coming up and it slowed their pursuit allowing us time to get away. Not only were the bag meals light, which aided a quick escape, but they were already self contained. There was no need to repack our backpacks.

The last rays of precious sunlight are beginning to fade. Luckily the bag meals can be eaten cold, because a fire is out of the question. We can't risk a zombie encounter in the night, especially since we don't have a field of daises. We picked some and have been scattering them around our camp, but they are beginning to dry and wilt. Certainly a dead flower will have no protection against the living dead. I sit here, finishing my mexican soup, which isn't half bad cold, and hoping that we will still be here when the sun rises. Soon we will have to make a stand. The zombie invasion has gone on long enough!

Friday, September 17, 2010

"Fast Food, or Running for your Life with Bag Meals"--Part I

Day 1: We heard that they are coming. Coming. Coming in the night. We know that we'll be safe as long as the sun shines, they don't like the sunlight. Yesterday we began the evacuation to the northlands. We can only take as much as we can carry. The village decided there would be a greater possibility of repopulating the earth if we split up (yes, our village is concerned about the world at large-we even recycle.) If we were caught as a group, it would be total annihilation. I worry about the provisions some of our people took. The neighbors had to sacrifice their 50 gallon water was impossible to carry. The five gallon buckets of wheat and dried beans will provide sustenance, but I suspect it will be like eating cardboard after a few days. Perhaps the creamed corn will add some variety.

It makes me glad that we gave up on bulk food storage some time ago. I never realized just how valuable the bag meal system was until we had to pack up on a moments notice. Our family of 4 was able to evacuate with 4 bags each-2 in each hand, we even strapped one to the dog. Since each meal feeds 6-8 people, we should be able to feed at least 30 if we meet up with camp. On our own, we'll survive comfortably for some days...if they don't trace us by the smell of our flesh.

At least this day we should be safe. We've covered sufficient ground and found harbor in a field of daisies. Hopefully the bright colors and happiness will deter them. For now I take solace in this Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pasta. The creamy sauce and zesty basil are a taste of the comforting fires of home. The chicken will give us protein to continue our march tomorrow. Yes, at this time I can rest, but lurking at the edges of my awareness is the knowledge that we're being tracked. They are coming. The zombies are COMING!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Book Review

The book is making the rounds in the cyber world! I didn't even know the Mormon Times existed, it's a product of the Deseret News, so it was a pleasant surprise when we discovered this review. Check it out here!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Deseret News

Did you see The Bag Lady in the Deseret News? If not check it out here. If you already saw the article, click the link anyways and relive the magic. :D