Every hurricane season in Florida we wait with baited breath, hoping and praying that this isn’t the year that a big one hits us. When I first moved here I thought, “Why do people live here?” Coming from the West, I always felt safe.
Seven years ago we were hit by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita and were without power for a week. My husband and I spent our nights in the dark playing cards via candlelight, each with one headphone in our ear listening to the updates of recovery progress. But the pros of living here outweighed the cons.
Last weekend tropical storm Isaac hit us and as with the first storm of every year, the shelves of the stores were bare with water and gas at an ultimate demand. We stocked up years ago so the only things I was short on were baby food and ketchup. A shortage of ketchup would be a MAJOR emergency in my house. Major.
We spent the weekend moving everything inside and school was cancelled for my kids. Luckily the storm fizzled and unimpressively danced its way across us, pouring down rain and flooding the streets. But we’re seasoned enough to know that it definitely won’t be the last storm this year.
These Monster Magic Cookie bars were a dose of much needed sanity after 3 days of being confined indoors.
Traditional Magic Cookie Bars are one of my favorites. How can you go wrong with a buttery graham cracker crust? I assume it’s a recipe everyone has but if for some reason you don’t, I’ll be happy to send it to you. This is a Monster Cookie twist on those bars filled with oats, peanut butter, and M&Ms.