We started our Friday evening off with some Chipotle for dinner. It was a total chance Chipotle encounter because we were looking for Panera, but found Chipotle in the same plaza and went for it. I got a chicken burrito bowl. We seriously need a Chipotle in my area, real bad.
I also made rhubarb muffins on Friday. They were really, really yummy and I will be sharing the recipe soon.
We went down to Philly on Friday night because Tommy needed to get his car, which he had to leave at home to get serviced. The plan was to wake up early Saturday and go up to the Poconos. We woke up to the phone ringing three times in a row on Saturday. Our plan to wake up early kind of went out the window because it was already 10 AM. For two people who don’t get to sleep in very often, we took full advantage of the sleep opportunity, even though we didn’t mean to.
As soon as we woke up, Tommy knew where he wanted to get a quick breakfast.
RJ’s Bagels looks like a little unassuming shop from outside, but once inside you find a place where all your breakfast dreams can come true. Not only do they have really unique bagel flavors, like cranberry oat, which I want to try next time, they have something called the heart attack.
We both had heart attacks, sounds super healthy, I know. It was egg, cheese, bacon, ham, sausage and hash browns in a wrap topped with a ton of hot sauce.
It was very good and very hot. My mouth felt like it was on fire, but in a good way. I also enjoyed a vanilla coffee along side my heart attack.
When we were making our way out of the Philly area, it started to rain, so we knew that Irene was on her way. The rain got really strong in some spots, but we made it to the Poconos without a problem.
Along the way, we stopped to buy a cake because it was my cousin’s 21st Birthday on Saturday. It was an angel food cake with cream cheese frosting covered in a white chocolate shell. I also loved the little butterflies on top of it.
We spent Saturday indoors thanks to Irene. The storm got pretty bad at night, with the winds whipping up and rain pounding against the windows.
We woke up to some damage.
The winds were still pretty strong, but we ventured out to survey the area.
With all the leaves blown off the trees, it looked like fall had arrived early.
We decided to try to make it home in the early afternoon, in case we ran into roadblocks. The drive was pretty uneventful except for one slightly flooded spot.
In New York, it honestly doesn’t look like anything happened, which is a really good thing.
Today, Munchkin and I will be partying hard at his friend Victor’s birthday party. Have a great Monday everyone and I hope everyone is safe and dry after Irene.
Have you ever lived through a natural disaster?
What’s your favorite not-so-good-for-you breakfast?