Hurricane Irene is set to touchdown in the Philadelphia region tomorrow at 5am. Though the storm has weakened, it’s still going to cause some damage. I am a weather nerd and though I acknowledge this storm is displacing folks and has a lot of people sitting in the dark, to me, it’s still very exciting to watch it form and track it. I am a HUGE fan of NOAA.
Irene has folks in my area in a panic. There is no food left at any of the grocery stores. The bottled water is gone. I didn’t do a whole lot of planning for this storm because, well, there isn’t much for me to do as an apartment dweller. I got cash. I should have put gas in my car, but I just painted my nails and I can’t be bothered with pumping my own gas right now. (Jersey girl for life, y’all).
In order to prepare for this storm, I decided to bake some muffins. I had to get creative with some of the ingredients because going to the grocery store is not an option. I used Apple Banana Crushers Fruit Sauce from Trader Joe’s, which is basically baby food. (What? It’s good. It’s my on-the-go food when I don’t feel like smelling banana peels.) If you don’t have any of it, feel free to sub it for 1/2 mashed ripe banana or 1/2 cup of applesauce.