Hunkering Down for Hurricane Sandy with Coffee Ice Cubes

I can’t say that I’m terribly panicked about Hurricane Sandy. I live in uptown Manhattan, and though there seems to be a good chance that we will lose power and that my husband and I may have to work hard not to completely lose our minds while stuck inside with two stir-crazy kids, we should be relatively safe.

I have an empty cooler and a whole bunch of ice cubes ready, so that if power goes out I can keep perishables cold for a while. I have plenty of food, art projects and games, a fully charged DVD player and iPad, an Eton hand crank radio/flashlight/cellphone charger, candles, matches, flashlights, glow sticks and batteries.

The piece de resistance?

For some reason I decided to make a batch of coffee ice cubes–yup, I filled an ice cube tray with some leftover brewed coffee. It should work to make some nice undiluted iced coffee if there is power and, worst comes to worst, they’ll just melt right back into regular old coffee.


Ok, I’m set.