Armageddon Recipe Contest

The sun may have stopped shining, but we still need to eat!

Realistically, if all hell broke loose and you couldn’t drive down to your local market, what do you have in your pantry or fridge for sustenance?

I once read somewhere that beans were good because of their protein content and long shelf life–but dammit I don’t love beans that much (but that might change once I’m in a post-apocalyptic world).

What would you eat, perhaps something that would last a couple of days, in such a situation? Some type of stew? bread? grass? Give me your best “Armageddon Recipe” by leaving it in the comments for this post. I’ll choose the most appealing one and send the winner a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate.


Remember to include the following in your comment:

  • name of your dish/meal
  • ingredients
  • preparation instructions




  • To be eligible to win the recipe contest, you must leave your recipe in the comments section of this post as instructed
  • Winner will be notified by Wednesday, December 28, 2011 10:00 pst
  • Prize will be a $10 gift certificate (either emailed or physically mailed) and will be awarded no later than December 30, 2011 10:00 pst
  • If prize is not claimed by December 30, 2011 10:00 pst, an alternate winner may be chosen




  1. Interesting. I do not cook, so I reckon personally in such a situation I would have to head to the market prior to that last day and stock on all the protein plus drinks and protein bars 🙂 lol…. Good challenge!

    1. Author

      Hmm…the night before, Nadina has a psychic premonition that she must rush to the nearest grocery store, step on the foot of that pesky health nut, and hoard the protein drinks and snacks. Oh yeah 🙂

  2. Hello! Great idea!

    This is an idea, but of course you’d have to live on the northwest coast of the U.S. or Canada to find some of the ingredients:

    Roast pheasant with mashed camas root and thimbleberries


    1 pheasant (or another game bird of your choice)
    2 cups thimbleberries (if you can find more, great!)
    salt and pepper (if you have them)
    rosemary (if you find a bush growing in someone’s yard)
    3 cups camas root (remember…you must have staked out the patch of camas when it blooms in the spring…purple flowering variety ok…WHITE IS POISONOUS!)

    prepare camas bulbs in meantime by cleaning and removing outer papery skin
    sprinkle with salt and put in a pot or foil in the fire.
    The camas bulbs will need to roast for an hour or two depending on your fire (longer than the bird will cook, probably which is why you should get these started first).

    Prepare the bird in the meantime (pluck and gut)
    loosen skin and rub salt, pepper, and rosemary directly to the flesh of the bird
    You’ll need a stick you can fasten the bird to or poke through part of the bird so that you can turn it on the fire.

    when done you’ll have your main meat dish, your starch (the camas, which taste like parsnips), and a sweet side that could also be a dessert, the thimbleberries!



    1. Author

      Julie, thanks for your answer. I’m going to hang out with you if the sun stops shining! That’s a yummy recipe.

  3. My boys and I have already planned for the end of the world, so it’s weird that I found these blogs on the subject. But my recipes will be wild game (deer, rabbit, dove, pigeon, quail, raccoon, turtle and others) except cats and dogs. All of this can be made into a stew and hot water bread or flat bread, cheese is always a good bet too. So if you come to my camp you will be eating mighty fine.

    1. Author

      Phyllis, I’m lucky if I can even catch one of those chickens that wanders into my yard from time to time. Better to be prepared than hungry!

  4. Name of Dish: PB and C
    Ingredients: Peanut Butter and Crackers
    Preparation: Spread the PB on the C.

    I’m not a good cook and I don’t think Armageddon is going to improve my talents.

  5. Since my neighbor’s roosters crow at all hours of the day and night (the sun does not come up at 4 AM), one of those annoying buggers would be my dinner of choice. Maybe roasted over a campfire with a nice bottle of whiskey for dessert, you know, to help ease the terror of the armageddon.

  6. Ok, i have to go with beans. And beef jerky. Easy to carry around, full of protein, low in fat and carbs, you can cook the beans with beer, or with whiskey! And if you find a bag of marshmallows you can even set a camp fire!


    1. Author

      Beef jerky…haven’t had those in a while. I think I’ll cook the beans though and drink the whiskey 🙂

  7. What a cool theme! I have deer running wild in the back yard. No doubt, I’d pop one and cook it on my gas grill. There are also fresh water clams in the lake behind the house. We’ve eaten them only once, but I’d do it again. Rabbits and squirrels would be trapped … and eaten. Greens would be a problem, though. I think I’d learn to like lake moss (ug).

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