The first part of the hurricane just passed through. We’re in the eye of the storm now. Irene stirred things up, but, thankfully, she caused no major damage at our house… yet.
Just a window-blown fence.
A flattened tomato plant.
And a messy backyard.
I’ll take it. I guess we got lucky here in southern Massachusetts.
I know Irene isn’t over yet, but I think the media sort of blew it out of proportion for our area. I was really freaking out about it, but then the hurricane didn’t hit us very hard. Better safe than sorry, right? I would never want to be unprepared during a hurricane. Yikes.
This afternoon, I enjoyed a surprisingly delicious lunch. It tasted much better than expected.
A mushy mess of green with a side of cherries!
The mushy mess of green was mashed potatoes with steamed broccoli, Garlic Gold, and avocado mixed in. Who knew those flavors would go together so well?
The meal was also really satisfying. The avocado provided lots of healthy fats, the broccoli was packed with fiber, the potatoes sat like a rock in my stomach, and the cherries offered a little bit of sweetness at the end of the meal. Perfect.
I’m attempting to make lasagna for dinner tonight. It’s sort of crazy that I’ve never made one all by myself before. Wish me luck!