We are safe and sound here in our part of New Jersey; thank you all for your concern!
Somehow we escaped the wrath of Sandy, although the Jersey shore points did not fare so well. Thoughts and prayers to those who took the brunt of the damage and devastation.
Most of our damage is indoors, thanks to our own personal little Hurricane S (and two days off from school). All of this stuff recently got a new home in the refinished basement, yet somehow it managed to work its way back upstairs.
I spent most of my day speed cooking before we lost power. Which we thankfully never did, but after spending two hours Sunday morning grocery shopping with the rest of the mob I didn't want to chance the uncooked food spoiling.
Because if I got it cooked, it could be eaten!
Chicken Escarole & Orzo Soup (my teenager inhaled it before I could take a photo), Roasted Chicken with Potatoes, Onions, and Carrots…
Cracker Crusted Tilapia:
Beef Tips and Noodles… (doesn't look too appetizing in my photo, but the boy loves it)
And I STILL wound up making plain pasta at 8pm because the Little Miss did not care for any of the above. Sigh.
Also, apparently I like to cook brown food.
All of our eggs have been hard-boiled, and the freezer is full of bags of ice cubes and bags filled with water to make blocks of ice. I contemplated filling our bathtub with water to use to flush the toilets, but was too afraid the cats wouldn't notice and would fall in and I don't know if they know how to swim.
And that's how we survived Hurricane Sandy.