August 29, 2011
Good Night Irene!
She's gone with the wind....Tropical Storm Irene blew quickly through Maine yesterday and we escaped with just a few scattered debri and a rather battered looking pear tree!
Poor Pear Tree
View out the front door. It was far winder than it appears!
We were much luckier than others in her path, being our Southern east coast states and our neighboring New England states. So many are still experiencing power outages, downed trees and flooding! We were ready however, to brace ourselves for having no electricity and going without the conveniences were are so accustomed to. Except for one....no morning coffee! I have yet to figure out how to handle that issue! We watched anxiously as the winds blew in and howled throughout the night. Candles had been strategically placed in every room, along with a set of matches close by. Flashlights were ready with new batteries and we had a pretty good supply of bottled water. Next time, we are going to ensure we have that little coleman gas campfire stove handy...I did not remember that until yesterday. We were so anxious to see the beach and the tides coming in at tropical storm speed. So we decided to drive out to Pine Point Beach in Scarborough after dinner and it appeared that many others had the same need to experience the waves.
Darling on Pine Point Beach
Beautiful Coastal Homes Off Pine Point Beach
This is how close they are located to the ocean
Our hurricane dinner was considered a "pantry meal!"
Simple, yet filling....perfect for a stormy Sunday night!
Estelle's Garlic Fettuccine
4 cloves garlic. minced
1/2 cup olive oil
1 t. salt
1/2 t. Italian Seasoning
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup hot water
16-ounce package of fettuccine pasta, cooked
Garnish: Parmesan Cheese
Saute garlic with oil in skillet over medium heat. Stir in salt and Italian seasoning and set aside. Melt butter in hot water and add to garlic mixture. Stir well to mix. Add garlic mixture to pasta and toss to blend. Garnish with Parmesan cheese. We served this with sourdough rolls and a tossed buttery blend Italian salad!