With another snowstorm heading our way, and then heading right into the rainy months here in the Northland, these self heating meals could really help during power outages.

My friends say that while there are other self heating foods on the market, Chef 5 Minute Meals have a greater selection than the others. That's cool because during a long outage, you don't have to eat the same thing for every meal.

Each Chef 5 Minute Meal  comes with a patented water activated heating pad, and you use the box like a makeshift oven. The process is simple. The box starts to puff up, steam starts to come out as well as the smell of cooking food. Just peel back the plastic lid, and eat your piping hot food.