Monday Check-In: Waiting for Sandy

Good morning!

The city has evacuated 375,000 residents who live in the low-lying areas in all five boroughs most likely to be affected by the storm. We received a company-wide email asking us to stay home, which is fine by me, because it is so gusty outside right now, I’m pretty sure I’d be blown away into the sea if I stepped outside. Plus, the MTA says that subways and buses are all shutdown until Wednesday. So I’m at home at the moment, blogging under the covers with a flashlight next to me in case the power goes out later.

I spent $93 at the grocery store this weekend (more than usual) so I could hole up in my apartment with good things to eat while I wait out the storm: cheese, baguettes, fruit, granola, an assortment of vegetables, and yes, a few canned items. I made a pot of butternut squash soup (quick recipe: cook down chopped leeks in butter, add chicken or vegetable stock, add chopped butternut squash and allow to cook for 20 minutes, add heavy cream until you start feeling guilty, and blend with an immersion blender). I’m ready to face this storm, which hopefully won’t do very much damage.

And how were your weekends?

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