Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Frankenstorm Sandy

I feel like this storm is never-ending.  We spent the weekend in Williamsburg for our 35th college reunion and the weather there was yucky all weekend.  There were clouds and drizzle Friday (apparently it had nothing to do with the storm), black clouds and stiff breezes on Saturday (the rain held off until after the really bad football game), and when we left on Sunday it was raining steadily.  By the time we got home to Richmond it was just cloudy and rain.

Now it is Monday and everything is closed down in anticipation of worse weather.  It is raining but not hard and there are some mild wind gusts.  The bad stuff is supposed to arrive this afternoon and evening here.  It is expected to be worse north....from NOVA to New York and beyond....and it is already worse on the Virginia coast. 

Yesterday we made preparations.  We have lots of ice, water, batteries, and beer.  I made chili and pasta sauce that we can heat on the grill and I made an apple cake with some apples that were not going to last too many more days.  And Bill made the last run a few minutes ago...for charcoal and Halloween candy.  His list yesterday included the last two ingredients for Hurricanes...not the kind you get at Pat O'Brien's in NOLA.  These are 500% better.  I promise.

For one Hurricane
Mix in a large glass with ice:
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. light rum
1 oz. gin
1/2 oz. dark rum
1 oz. amaretto
1 oz. orange liqueur
A splash of grenadine
Top it off with half grapefruit juice and half pineapple juice
And enjoy (maybe just one).
To all my family and friends in the path of the storm...stay safe!!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like y'all were well prepared. So happy the power did not go out yet concerned for your girls in NYC. Maybe the sun will come out soon!