I'd been wanting to try this Guinness cupcake recipe from the blog Big City, Little Kitchen for ages now and decided that now seemed like a good time.
I gathered all the ingredients and started heating up the beer and the butter and my lights started to flicker on and off.
No big deal, I'm tough. I've been through so many hurricanes I can't keep track anymore. I turned on the radio (satellite was going on and off) and just kept baking. Beer and Chocolate, I mean WHAT a combination. The power flickered on and off but held strong through the baking process (I've got an electric oven).
The cupcakes turned out beautiful and quit tasty! While the cupcakes cooled, I took a couple of pictures out my kitchen window and then I called to check on my dad.
There were tornado warnings everywhere. The meteorologists just looked like deer in head lights because there were tornadoes popping up everywhere. About 30 minutes after I got off the phone with my dad there was a tornado spotted on I 565 and coming towards Huntsville. This is the point I started to freak out. I started figuring out what closet I would jump in and well, I guess I needed to get out of my pajamas. So I started gathering my things and then I decided that the house wasn't safe and I drove about a mile down the road to my boyfriend's parents house and jumped into their tornado shelter with them. The 23 cupcakes were safe in my refrigerator until all this mess was over.
Fast forward 5 days. The power comes on and it's time to clean out the refrigerator. EVERYTHING had to be thrown out. It was super depressing to open the refrigerator and just have to dump those yummy cupcakes. Oh well, I guess I will just have to make them again!
Here are some pictures of the after math. I was really lucky that I was only inconvienced with the lack of power for 5 days. Alot of people lost their loved ones and all their possessions.
It's been almost 2 weeks since that horrible day. Please don't forget about all the victims of these horrible storms. Donate to the Red Cross whatever you can. Click here for more information or text the REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.