It's Sunday and I thought I would do a short update before we lose electricity. Hurricane Irma is on the way and while it's calm now, we are sure to get high winds and lots of rain. You can bet we will lose electricity sometime between late tonight and early Monday morning.
Here is a map updated 23 hours ago. Doug's brother and family are in Tampa so we are hoping the best for them. It's the storm surge that will complicate things along with the high winds. You are in our thoughts Gregg, Barb and Mia!
Since the storm was tracking along the east coast we didn't do all out planning as we should have. Once we realized it was tracking into the Gulf we started filling gallon pitchers and any other water container with water. Also froze several gallon bags with water so that's not only drinking water but ice packs. One case of bottled water is in reserve in the pantry.
I made bread, lots of bread, because good luck finding any on the shelves in the markets.
Also I soaked beans and made a 15 bean soup. This was something I have done for past storms, check out the recipe and post HERE. Only thing different this time is I didn't add any meat, it's strictly vegetarian. We have a good quantity of rice as well. Yellow rice, Basmati, Jasmine and plain old long grain. If need be, a few ladels of soup over a bowl of rice will sustain us for a while.
One of the meals I have planned is a lasagna skillet. I made it before and it's all done in a pan so this will work on the camp stove. I'd planned on posting this and sharing with Beth Fish Reads....later.
Now we will be gathering up loose items outside so they won't be projectiles. Tristan, his daughter and their dogs will be joining us as they are in a mobile home. Not safe to weather this storm out there.
That's all I have for now. I probably won't post again until afterwards but might update Instagram if we have a cell signal out here in the boonies!
I will be joining Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for her Souper Sunday series.