The time to prepare for the coming of the undead is now, not when you have brain-munchers ravaging your door. We’ve got recipes
that will help you keep your head, literally.
The dead are rising, so it's time to put the finishing touches on your zombie apocalypse survival kit. While a flashlight,
batteries, and water are important, we have some suggestions you may have left off your list.
You might need a fire for survival, so why not have a s’more for dessert? Not to mention marshmallows have an unusually long
shelf life. Survival Tip: Go with the quick-burn method of toasting your marshmallow so that you can snuff the flames out
quickly; no need to attract attention with that low-and-slow approach.
If you’re afraid the fire will elicit an unexpected attack, try this no-cook recipe starring the ubiquitous non-perishable,
canned tuna. Survival Tip: Make sure your disaster preparedness kit has a can opener, but try to find a really old one so
that you get weapon-ready jagged edges on the lid of the can.
Leave a pie plate of this pasta goodness on your front steps as a first-level of zombie defense. When they stop to inspect
the noodles for brains, escape out the back door. Survival Tip: If you still think zombies moan “brains, brains” as they seek
out prey, you’ve been watching too many 1950’s era movies. However, do keep an ear out, figuratively of course, for heavy
Anchovies are a highly salted fish, meaning they will preserve well in a post-zombie apocalypse. Survival Tip: A light fry
in a skillet transforms the flavor of these pint-size fish, so technically they can be called fish sticks.
So let’s face it, zombies probably can’t swim. Hit the water for a fabulous (zombie-free) fish dinner. Survival Tip: If you’re
lucky enough to be searching for fellow survivors in a car instead of on-foot, include worth-the-weight waders in your survival
stash; they’ll allow you to fish in relative safety as well as provide an additional layer of defense.
You’ve probably put some canned tuna in that apocalypse preparation kit. Pull it out for a quick, protein-rich dinner… you’ll
need your energy for unexpected attacks. Survival Tip: If you’re far enough ahead in the preparation game to can your own
tuna, consider opening a store and selling your superior kits to other would-be survivors. The time to corner the market is
While garlic works on vampires, zombies are another story. This mac and cheese cooks up in a cast iron skillet, which will
keep you well-fed and with-weapon. Survival Tip: Typically you don’t wash cast iron with soap; however, should you use your
weapon to bludgeon a zombie, give it a hearty dose of cleaner before making your next batch of mac and cheese.
Dump the chips (hello, they crunch!) and use the bags to keep your dinner with you on the run. Survival Tip: When you catch
a zombie drooling over your friend, rattle your bag ever so slightly. Zombies, while technically living and dead, are highly
Save this one for a last resort, because Twinkies never go bad. Ok, they do go bad, but it takes a little while. Try this
tiramisu for a long-lasting delicious dessert. Survival Tip: Use this recipe when the war recedes and you can claim a plot
of land and a cow, which would be a big help with the whipped cream. Invite other survivors. Establish a government. Find
someone who remembers how electricity works.