Monday, November 5, 2012

A Little Spice Makes Everything Nice

Hello, hello! How'd you all make out this weekend? (Am I the only one who thinks of making out when someone says this? No? Just me? Figures) Forget the weekend, this past week was one for the books!

As you know, Sandy wreaked havoc all over the east coast, particularly in NJ and NY. Fortunately I only lost power (for 5 days) and didn't suffer any major loss as did a lot of people. Still, it was a rough 5 days. 

Since I'm such a fan of pictures, I'll let them speak for my weekend.

 This is across the street from my apartment building. If you look close in the tree, there's a blue car. I usually park there. Fortunately... I didn't. 

This I came across while driving around. Those wires are literally holding it up.

I like to think of this as crossing the Red Sea. For days all I've seen are lines of people with their signature red gas cans. All hoping to get a few gallons of gas to keep their generator or cars going for a little longer. 
Christie finally implemented an odd/even gas restriction on Saturday. Yay for being odd!

I kid you not when I say this is THE best sign I saw all weekend. With all the issues of this past week a lot of places are temporarily not accepting debit/credit cards. I never carry cash so this was a slight problem for me. 

When you have no heat, hot water or power, these will fix everything.

After my power came back Saturday afternoon I went to the store to restock. I knew it would be like this, but it was odd to see. 

I ended up going to Wal*Mart to restock my fridge. They never lost power and were fully supplied. I've never made pumpkin pie so I figured, why not?

Seriously? Easiest pie ever. 

I'm not gonna lie - I'm pretty proud of this. 

And no pun'kin pie is complete without a huge dollop (I hate that word) of cool whip. Sooo good.


So what did you all do this weekend?

Don't forget to vote tomorrow. 


  1. I'm glad to see that everything's starting to get back to normal, and that pie looks amazing. Also, I have to say, Barefoot Riesling is one of my favorites. It DOES make everything better.

  2. You get power back and immediately unleash your inner Betty Crocker! I love it! Baking is like therapy for me so I totally get it. Glad your pie turned out yum and that you are safe and sound and warm (and full) now!! 

  3. You usually park in a tree? Well I'm glad you weren't parked there this time when it fell down. It's good you got your power back in five days, and didn't have any utterly major damage :) I do wonder how Wal Mart avoided it all. My guess is the powers of Satan are stronger than the powers of Mother Nature.

  4. that pie looks so good :) I am now following your blog :) check mine out 

  5. im glad to hear you got your power back on! and hey after a storm a pumpkin pie sounds very appropriate indeed!

  6. Thanks for stopping by! Will do.

  7. I know! Who would have thought I'd be making pumpkin pie. 

  8. So glad to hear that you didn't have any serious damage and how lucky you didn't park in your normal spot! Hope you have a great week!


  9. EEEEEEE! Your pie came out! It looks DELICIOUS. Confession: I've never made a pumpkin pie. I leave the pies to my mother and I make the turkey. Or duck. Or turducken. (KIDDING. We've never had turducken.


    We had already hit the liquor store and farmer's market before all the hubbub over Sandy started, so the only storm prep we needed to do was to get gas and charcoal. We had books, we had candles, we had camping supplies. Tequila, books, and flashlights: what else could a girl need?

  10. I guess this was one tough weekend for you. But that pumpkin pie looks delicious! Thanks for dropping by my blog. :)