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Blizzard cooking with sterno?
Snowmageddon, snowpocalypse--when the power goes out and you don't have gas or an outdoor grill, can you cook with sterno? The D.C. area is getting ready for another blizzard, and last weekend I had the worst (frigid) dinner of my life when I put sliced ham (expiration date '06) in between two slices of light bread. This week, in preparation for the next bout, I bought sterno and the racks to hold foil pans warm, but I don't know if it's only designed to keep already warm food warm. Can you actually cook with sterno? When our house was 49 degrees, we would have loved some scrambled eggs or canned food warmed up. Any advice before this next power-busting storm would be most appreciated!