Can I just say….”Thank God for Gas Appliances” .

Living in NJ I just knew that mother nature would not interfere with my life like when I lived in Oklahoma (tornadoes), or my family in LA (earthquakes).  However, on Tuesday we experience an earthquake and last night we experience Irene..the hurricane.  So I decide to take it in stride and get ready to hunker down and ride out the storm, after all where would I go?  Being a foodie, my first thought after learning of the impending hurricane is… what will I eat?

The list went like this:

homemade pizza
soup with stuff from the freezer
chicken parm.
With Bootcamp workouts restarting on Monday, I wanted to be mindful of the calories in the hurricane shut in list.
The pizza came out great, it was my first time what a wonder 8 ingredients can create:
5 cups of flour
1.5 cups of water
1 package of yeast
1.5 tsp salt
crushed tomatoes and 3 garlic cloves
fresh basil leaves

My pizza turned out so good.

After the power went out this morning I decided to cook a very comforting soup.  I wasn’t sure when the power would come back on, so I decided to cook as much as I could in a pot, I started with a turkey leg (smoked) and then carrots, and then found fresh corn that I had taken off the cob and frozen, spinach, lima beans, and finally green peas.  Oh and I added some pasta for a healthy carb.


Hurricane Irene Soup

The best recipes are the simplest.

The chicken parm will be coming soon

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