Preparing for Sandy & Mom’s Birthday Lunch

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East Coasters, are you ready for Hurricane Sandy? The newscasters keep going back and forth with their predictions for Boston. One minute it’s just a coastal storm, but then they change their minds and it’s bigger than Irene, so I don’t know what to think anymore. I just hope we’re ready for it.

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Mal and I have taken a few precautions to prepare. I went grocery shopping on Friday afternoon and picked up some gallons of water and extra batteries for our flashlights. We turned up our refrigerator in case the power goes out, and Mal replaced the screens on our front porch.

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We took in our patio furniture and other outdoor items.

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Now, we’re just waiting and hoping for the best.

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On a much lighter note, lunch today was a real treat because we celebrated my mom’s birthday at my sister’s house.

On the menu: bison burgers with tons of delicious toppings, including bacon, red onions.

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Sautéed mushrooms in olive oil and Montreal Steak Seasoning.

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And a variety of condiments. My sister and I both love our condiments!

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And Sweet Potato Wedges.

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My plate:

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For dessert, I baked a batch of Pumpkin Spice Bars, which were a big hit with everyone.

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PicMonkey Collage

(Chalupa) Batman.

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After lunch, the guys went to watch football while the ladies got cozy on the couch together.

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Right after we snapped the pic above, I became part of a dog sandwich.

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School was just canceled for Mal tomorrow, so maybe this storm is going to be bigger than expected. I hope everyone in Sandy’s path stays safe.



  1. Yahoo says that the storm is gaining speed and getting more intense. It’s kind of scary but looks like it will actually hit land a little more South of Mass around NJ/NY. Hopefully it wont be as bad as their making it seem and everyone up North stays safe.

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