For my meal, I ordered Pasta Weesie. I didn’t realize that the sauce was going to be so thick, and creamy and so much of it. I tried to be careful with eating it because of my stomach. I didn’t know how it was going to react.
It tasted great and we had such a good experience at Carrbbas. The waitress was great and the food was fantastic. It was a really nice change from what happened on Friday night.
On Sunday, we woke up early and ventured to the supermarket to stock up for Sandy. Luckily, the store wasn’t too crowded so we were able to get everything that we needed. I’m glad we went early. After, I went out with Mike, I picked up Melissa and my Mom and ran errands with them. I also filled up my tank with gas. I’m glad I waited. The lines were so incredibly long and it died down once I got to the station.
We decided to make a recipe that was in the cookbook that the machine came with. We decided on Chicken Piccata. We did not use capers like it said in the recipe or asparagus because it was pricey at the supermarket. So we used string beans and mushrooms instead.
Chicken Piccata from the Ninja Cooking System Cookbook
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Stir flour, salt , and black pepper on plate. Coat chicken with flour mixture.
Chicken, mushrooms, and string beans on the rack after cooked
Quinoa in the Ninja Cooking System
My dinner plate
Mike and I are in love with the Ninja Cooking System! The chicken was perfectly cooked. It was juicy and moist. The quinoa had so much flavor. The string beans and mushrooms were steamed in a matter of 15 minutes! I was so impressed. I really loved how quick it was so prepare this meal. Before we knew it, it was on the table and ready to enjoy. I can see us using this machine more often.
During dinner, Mike and I both found out that our offices were going to be closed on Monday. I actually had a doctor’s appointment scheduled on Monday and I had planned to be off anyway. My doctor’s appointment was cancelled and is now rescheduled for Thursday. So I will need to take off on Thursday.
We went to bed on Sunday not knowing what to expect on Monday. I was scared the entire day on Monday. Mike and I did everything that we needed to that required electricity earlier on the day. We ran the dishwasher and made sure we had clean dishes. We did the laundry to make sure our sheets and everything else we needed cleaned was cleaned. I made myself crazy in the kitchen by baking. I made Pumpkin S’mores Brownies. I followed this recipe exactly.
Pumpkin S’mores Brownies
These brownies are incredible! They are so moist and chocolate flavored. They are low-fat too because you use brownie mix and just mix it with a can of pumpkin. You don’t add oil, or eggs or anything of that nature. I also didn’t add chocolate chips because we didn’t have any. It still turned out fantastic!
We watched the news the entire day. We watched damage taking place on the news. We heard gusts of wind and saw and heard pouring rain. I was so afraid we were going to lose power. We kept hoping and wishing and praying that the lights would not go out. We waited for a while to make dinner. We finally decided to make pasta with turkey meatballs.
After dinner, we braced ourselves for the worst part of the storm. The eye of Sandy reached Atlantic City at 8pm. We sat there and just watched the destruction take place on tv. It was absolutely terrible to watch. Meanwhile, we heard massive gusts of wind taking place outside our window. It was crazy how windy it was. We experienced about 70mph winds last night. It was so scary and I kept praying our electricity would stay on that we wouldn’t experience bad damage to our home.
We are so fortunate that we didn’t lose power during this storm. We are lucky that we didn’t experience flooding or major damage. This storm was one of the scariest moments to experience. We didn’t know what to expect. The winds were so strong. It was very eerie. I have heard there is major damage near our home in the surrounding towns. A lot of our bordering neighbors have no power. We haven’t left our house yet. I’m scared to see what it looks like on the roads. This is what our backyard looks like.
Not bad compared to what it could have been. I am thankful. My hearts go out to all of those affected much worse than what we were. Did Sandy do any damage to your area?
I’m not sure what is to come tomorrow or if I will have work or not. I’m thinking that I will and that is okay by me. I just pray that everything will be okay. There is a long road ahead of a lot of people and my heart goes out to them. Stay safe!
Have a great Tuesday!