22 Jan

Hello, Zombie Apocalypse!

The idea for this blog started, appropriately enough, with a recipe. I was making a pot of Chicken, Corn and Black Bean Soup (I’ll post the recipe later) when all of a sudden, the thought struck me that if I had to, under adverse circumstances, I could make a passable version using only canned ingredients.

You see, back in the day (never mind what day), I knew a lot of people who were into the concept of survivalism. In the 1980s, there were a lot of books touting impending disaster. Books like Jeffery Goodman’s We Are Earthquake Generation, John White’s Pole Shift: Predictions and Prophecies of the Ultimate Disaster were “in” at the time, along with material from the Edgar Cayce readings, etc.

Hm. Thinking about all the noise about Mayan Prophecies, the year 2012 and the like, I guess that probably hasn’t changed. Only now we are also seeing it addressed in fiction with a lot of apocalyptic films and books, and, in particular, the current popular culture interest in zombies.

And it just so happens that I happen to be a big fan of zombies. And so the idea for Brainz and Eggs was born.

So…. What are we going to talk about here? Well, we are going to talk recipes and food with an apocalyptic slant. As far as food goes, you’ll have to learn how to scrounge for it, how to store it and how to cook it, while at the same time, managing to keep yourself (or someone else) from getting bitten or eaten by zombies.

You thought trying to make dinner while watching your kids was bad? Try whipping up a delicious dinner while thwarting the living dead. So we are going help you bone up on your survival skills, zombies included. And, we’ll talk about zombie books, movies, TV and so on….

And we’re starting now so that you can practice …. Isn’t this going to be fun?