This recipe uses the fish, Swai. After creating it, the fish is not too fishy and has a delicious flavor. This Swai recipe is simple and quick to make.
It was Sunday morning around 7:30 am and I woke up, looked at my phone, and saw that my across the street neighbor did not have any running water in her home. I jumped out of bed, tried our bathroom sink and sure enough, there was absolutely no running water.
After some “research,” I found out that my across the street neighbor had no water, a couple people up the street from them had no water, and two houses behind my across the street neighbors who live in a cul de sac did not have water. Most of our neighbors had water, including my backyard neighbors so we weren’t sure what was going on. Soon we found out that there was a pipe break and we should have water by noon. However, we had church at 11 am and I really wanted to shower first so my kind friends allowed us to use their house to wash our fruit and shower.
It turned out that we did not have running water until about 6 pm which was the most interesting experience. I had no idea how often I used running water – toilets, washing hands, washing food, doing dishes, and showering. I think the most shocking thing I learned was how often my kids or I wash our hands throughout the day, whether it’s after using the bathroom, after putting product in our hair, after making food, or after playing outside. My husband, being the good man he is, volunteered to make Sunday dinner despite being offered dinner at a friend’s house who had running water.
Luckily we have a food storage built up that we store in our basement which includes water. Despite having running water in our home, we still had plenty of water to drink and plenty of water to use for washing food and cooking. We even used a little water to actually wash our hands every now and then.
If there is anything I learned from this experience, despite your reason for having an extra storage of food, it is important to have. No huge natural disaster happened to us but because we had a storage, we were able to still live comfortably without running water in our home.