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We Survived Hurricane Irene!

Wow!  I’ve never really prepped for a hurricane before.  We had everything ready…water, flashlights, batteries, medications – we even scanned our most important documents onto a flash drive.  I suppose the most important preparations were in the way of stocking my baking pantry. 

When the weather is bad, I bake even more than usual.  And after visiting Facebook last night, it seems that I am not alone.  Baking and cooking seem to be a common occurence when it looks like we’re going to be cooped up for a few days.  Or maybe…the common thread isn’t really food prep – maybe it’s consumption!

To this day, my kids expect fried doughnuts on snow days.  That all started back in 1987 when I lived at the end of a very narrow, winding road.  We got snowed in and I had nothing in the way of real food in my cupboards or refrigerator.  Of course, even back then, I could be counted on to have plenty of sugar, flour, eggs and vanilla.  After scouring my shelves, I figured I had all of the essentials to make doughnuts.  My daughter was 5 at the time and she certainly wasn’t going to complain.  We ate doughnuts for 3 days!  I don’t really care for them anymore, but my daughter has asked for them ever since and even passed that expectation on to her little sis.

I wanted to get several things done before our electricity ceased to work.  1. Laundry (see, I have priorities)  2. Peanut Butter Cookies   3.  Chocolate Chip Cookies   4.  Chocolate Chips with Craisins   5.  Chocolate Chips with Craisins & Pecans   6.  Homemade Sloppy Joes.  I also wanted to try my hand at Linzer cookies, but I ran out of steam. 

The kids came over with my grandbabies to spend the night and we just hung around.  Our living room became a campsite with inflatable mattresses and baby equipment.  It was fun (although I wouldn’t want to do it every night).  With the morning came the realization that Irene spared us any real problems and that we could return to our daily routines on Monday – business as usual.  I understand that many others were not so lucky, and our thoughts and prayers are with them.

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3 comments on “We Survived Hurricane Irene!

  1. Joanne
    August 29, 2011

    Sounds like lots of fun to me Ann !!!! Hope you got to squeeze those babies a lot too !!!! We are reaping the rewards of some of your baking today. You are amazing !!!!

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  2. Briana
    August 29, 2011

    Why weren’t there any doughnuts?

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