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Awaiting Irene

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I'm awaiting the arrival of Irene on the South shore of Long Island. I just had a second healthy breakfast, but a second meal, nevertheless. My faith and trust is in God, and my prayer partner and I have prayed already today, so I believe we're covered in the Lord's protective grace. I'm also awaiting the arrival of my daughter and grandson who are living on waterfront property a few miles south of me and are basically evacuating. We're all stocked up, including GS's bike, in case streets are impassible after the winds die down. The two cats (brothers Alex and Sebastian) will also be spending at least the weekend at my house. So far my daughter seems in a good mood and I hope that prevails for the time we're together. I'm going to make pumpkin brownie mini cupcakes after I finish writing. I need something to do and making comfort food should help everyone later on. The minis are only 2 points each, so I can enjoy them without guilt.

RECIPE: *Time adjustment since original blog; increase baking time 10 mins.
one box Brownie cake mix
one 15 oz. can real pumpkin(not pie filling)
a "few" Tbsps. water
one tsp pumpkin pie spice
****Stir ingredients in mixing bowl until moistened
Bake at 350*about 35 minutes; I use mini cupcake tins,( use any size cake tins but adjust baking time for size)

Hope all in the path of Irene come through safely. Praying for the safety and well being of all. emoticon
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  • ESYLVANTUTOR207
    I am in Queens, New York and the rain here just started to come down heavily. The worst part of Irene is supposed to hit tomorrow morning. Love how you are baking those brownies...they sound wonderful..think I'll give them a try. Stay safe....
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    3238 days ago
  • IMAYARNIE
    We're in the midst of the hurricane now...strongest winds I've ever experienced. The peak of it is supposed to be around 10:00 PM tonight...clear by tomorrow. Can't wait for that. I don't know how much rain we've had, but it's a lot. I have puddles in my yard.

    They say when it gets to you it'll be down to a tropical storm. It's a cat 1 now, and still mighty strong. You'll have LOTS of rain. I pray with you for safety. Long Island will surely take a hit.

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    3238 days ago
  • WINDANCER99
    Praying that you and your family will be safe!
    3239 days ago
  • JULIEANNCAN
    Thinking of you and wishing you all the best! emoticon
    3239 days ago
  • JILL313
    Patty, Prayers for you and your family that you will be safe from harm and all those in Irene's path. It has to be very scary for all of you especially your GS and daughter. Hugs and prayers for you all. Thank you for the Brownie recipe as it sounds really good. Be Safe.

    Hugs,

    Jill
    3239 days ago
  • IOWAGRAMMA
    Praying for everyone in the path of Irene. Sounds like you are well prepared, and that is critical in these situations. Best of luck to you and your family. Jeannie
    3239 days ago
  • JAKEANDNELLIE
    My prayers are that you and your loved ones, and all those affected by Irene, stay safe!
    Thanks for the Brownie cupcake recipe. I'll definitely make them.
    Sheila
    3239 days ago
  • VTMAID
    Hi Pattycake--our eldest daughter lives in CT but not far from Long Island Sound. She is near Lake Zoar and teaches in Stamford. I imagine she won't have school on Monday. I think up here in southern VT we are more likely to have heavy flooding, but high winds are a worry. I live in the woods!
    Stay safe--hope all goes well for your family!
    Karen
    3239 days ago
  • CAZ5346
    STAY SAFE, YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS!
    3239 days ago
  • NELLJONES
    Good luck, Patti. We here in Virginia are starting to see Irene now.
    3239 days ago
  • SEESALLYRUN
    Prayers for you and your family!!
    3239 days ago
  • MANNJHA
    Thanks Pattycake for your blog. I am in North Carolina, roughly 1.5 hours away from the outer banks. We are getting a lot of rain and the wind has begun to pick up. Things are not too bad where I am now. Like you, I believe that the protective hand of God is on us, and although some will suffer, we will still be protected.

    Thank you, also for sharing the recipe. I had read that pumpkin was a good substitute for oil in recipes, but I had not come across a recipe as simple as this.

    God Bless! emoticon
    3239 days ago
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