mommadukes2015's picture

OT Power Outtage

So last night just before dinner the power goes out. I cooked my favorite Tuscan Garlic Chicken and I was over the moon it had just finished as the power started surging. Power came back on roundabout 6:15 this morning.

We ate dinner by kerosene lamp and listened to BD2 lose her mind because well, she's 2 and has no idea WTH was happening. Needless to say we're going to skip the Chicken Little Nursery Rhymes.

So after dinner I get out some puzzles and this magnetic fairy thing she likes to play with and SS11's tablet still had 1% battery and he was gonna use it until the very last drop of juice was left. After it died I told him he could do puzzles with us.

He disappeared for 5 minutes and comes back out with his fully charged Nintendo DS. Much to his dismay, I confiscated that sucker because no.

Power outages are for puzzles and scrabble and monopoly and reading and cushion fort building.

He was NOT pleased and I do NOT care. Sometimes I'm really really glad I grew up with technology rather than after the fact.

SOOOO what do ya'll like to do when the power is out?

FruitSalad704's picture

I like go some place with

I like go some place with electricity. Preferably a comfy bar.

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secret's picture

This made my morning.

This made my morning. Cool

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mommadukes2015's picture

Tehe. I'll pack up BD2 and go

Tehe. I'll pack up BD2 and go belly up for some choco milk next time!

FruitSalad704's picture

Hey, at least I'm honest!

Hey, at least I'm honest! Evil

We'll make you some adult chocolate milk, mommadukes. This is also known as a white Russian with chocolate syrup in it.

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More cowbell. We need more cowbell.

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mommadukes2015's picture

Ohhhhh you haves my

Ohhhhh you haves my attention!

Acratopotes's picture

mine as well...

mine as well...

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Acratopotes's picture

spit nails - cause can't be

spit nails - cause can't be on internet......

light some candles, pour some wine.... lite a fire and have a BBQ..... what else is there to do lol....
keep in mind no more kids in the house...

when Deigma was small - oh we told ghost stories and we build a cushion fort in the living room and colored and who knows what, but we did not have TV so sometimes we simply switched off the lights and pretended there was no electricity....

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mommadukes2015's picture

I used to love when the power

I used to love when the power was out when I was little. That's when I got 100% attention from whatever parent was home and they made it fun.

Acratopotes's picture

I grew up on a farm and there

Sticking out tongue Sticking out tongue Sticking out tongue Sticking out tongue I grew up on a farm and there was no electricity lol.... we only got it when I was about 14...

so I have no problem with having none....

did you also do hand shadows on the wall in candle light, chicken, wolf, rabbit jumping...

now that was huge entertainment, a full concert lol

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mommadukes2015's picture

I didn't think of that! Next

I didn't think of that!

Next time I'll add it to the arsenal of non-electrical fun.

zerostepdrama's picture

Thankfully I live in a very

Thankfully I live in a very populated area so we don't have to deal with it too often.

We usually spend the first 20 minutes texting with the neighbors "Is your power out?" "Yours too?" "Yeah I heard the big boom" "No apocalypse."

Then we look for candles and flashlights that are in obvious spots but when the power is out we can't seem to find them.

Complain how we can't open the fridge, how we hope our food doesn't go bad and that we hope the power comes back on before it gets too hot in the house.

Finally we settle down with candles and flashlights to play a board game and like 10 minutes later BOOM- Light there be light!

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mommadukes2015's picture

Yes, it took me so long to

Yes, it took me so long to decide on a book last night-I didn't want to read any of my crime novels because I'm a big puss when it comes to the dark.

I settled on The Help. I've seen the movie-never read the book. I'm 5 chapters in as of this morning. lol

itsallgood's picture

I go into full blown panic

I go into full blown panic mode trying to find candles, flashlights, etc.

Then try to scramble up stuff that needs to be eaten and that's what we will have for meals.

Finally, settle down with a nice book by flashlight.

mommadukes2015's picture

Thank goodness for books.

Thank goodness for books. Smiling

anotherstep2's picture

Kill zombies.

Kill zombies. Evil

mommadukes2015's picture

Bahahha I had a thought in my

Bahahha I had a thought in my head last night "if this was the zombie apocalypse BD2 would get us all killed."

babybugged's picture

We have a generator that runs

We have a generator that runs most of the house. Smiling

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mommadukes2015's picture

Well la dee dah! Lucky.

Well la dee dah! Sticking out tongue Lucky.

babybugged's picture

I lived in tornado alley for

I lived in tornado alley for 8 years. We lost power at least once a year for 2-3 days each time. I made my husband promise me when we built our new home (in Utah) that we would have a generator. We built the generator into the cost of the home and, funny enough, haven't lost power once in almost 3 years. (sigh -- I really needed it in the midwest) Shocked

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mommadukes2015's picture

It's definitely a worth while

It's definitely a worth while investment then! I live in Upstate NY so we get our fair share of in-climate weather but nothing like what they get in Tornado Ally. SHESH. Although I was working a psych hospital down near NYC when Sandy hit-I've never seen anything like it. It took them 4 days to get things going there again.

And it would be just my luck too-get a generator never lose power again.

It's also funny you should mention you moved to Utah. I was wondering the other day, what are people from Utah called? Like I'm a New Yorker-so are you Utah-nian?

mommadukes2015's picture

Well la dee dah! Lucky.

Well la dee dah! Sticking out tongue Lucky.

moving_on's picture

We read books last time the

We read books last time the power was out. And DD and DS actually interacted! That's rare. They are 7 years apart, though, so it's tough for them to have a lot in common.

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mommadukes2015's picture

BD2 and SS11 (who is on the

BD2 and SS11 (who is on the spectrum) fight like cats and dogs.

Drives me nuts.

itsallgood's picture

Oh, I forgot to add... Can

Oh, I forgot to add... Can you post that recipe pretty please?

mommadukes2015's picture

http://therecipecritic.com/20

http://therecipecritic.com/2016/05/creamy-tuscan-garlic-chicken/

I tweak it a bit though-

I don't put the ingredients in the same pan I cooked the chicken in if I use a pan (the oil separates and to me is unsightly)

I double the cream, chicken broth parmesan cheese, Italian Seasoning and Garlic Powder so there is more sauce for the linguine.

I also use chicken tenderloins that I make in my NuWave oven-just plain (they're way less of a hassle to deal with the chicken breasts).

I use Julienne cut sundried tomatoes with all of the juice drained out of the glass container (separates once it gets mixed in with the cream sauce).

Fresh spinach is a MUST for the recipe.

mommadukes2015's picture

http://therecipecritic.com/20

http://therecipecritic.com/2016/05/creamy-tuscan-garlic-chicken/

I tweak it a bit though-

I don't put the ingredients in the same pan I cooked the chicken in if I use a pan (the oil separates and to me is unsightly)

I double the cream, chicken broth parmesan cheese, Italian Seasoning and Garlic Powder so there is more sauce for the linguine.

I also use chicken tenderloins that I make in my NuWave oven-just plain (they're way less of a hassle to deal with the chicken breasts).

I use Julienne cut sundried tomatoes with all of the juice drained out of the glass container (separates once it gets mixed in with the cream sauce).

Fresh spinach is a MUST for the recipe.

moving_on's picture

We make this and love it.

We make this and love it. Only we eat it over zoodles.

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When a healthy person behaves in a way that hurts others, they take responsibility for that action and make amends. - Kelly Berdine

mommadukes2015's picture

what is a zoodle?

what is a zoodle?

moving_on's picture

Zucchini noodle. We are low

Zucchini noodle. We are low carbing it.

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secret's picture

If it's what I think it is...

If it's what I think it is... isn't that like spaghetti-o's? Pasta in a can? Except animal shaped?

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moving_on's picture

Haha! No, but I see how one

Haha! No, but I see how one might think that.

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secret's picture

uh yeah...

uh yeah... lol

https://www.google.ca/search?q=zoodles&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ah...

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mommadukes2015's picture

OH WOW Those look gross.

OH WOW Those look gross.

secret's picture

Indeed they are. As are

Indeed they are. As are alphagetti, spaghettio's, chef boyardee everything.... Barf! Barf! Barf!

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moving_on's picture

Never saw those before! I

Never saw those before! I make zucchini noodles. No pasta in my life these days. I don't really miss it, either. Pasta always makes me feel sleepy and bloated.

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mommadukes2015's picture

That's perfect! I need to low

That's perfect! I need to low carb it too but I just can't give this stuff up. It's my fav.

Where does one find such a thing in the grocery store? Or do you make it?

moving_on's picture

We make it. I'd be afraid to

We make it. I'd be afraid to actually make the noodles more than right before you steam them. You have to get a zoodler, I got mine for less than $10 on amazon. For the three of us, I usually use two zucchinis and zoodle them and steam them for 5-10 min, depending on how you prefer their tenderness. Then you just toss the chicken and sauce on like you would regular noodles. They don't hold up great as leftovers but tolerable. I usually just take the chicken and sauce by itself for lunch the next day.

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When a healthy person behaves in a way that hurts others, they take responsibility for that action and make amends. - Kelly Berdine

secret's picture

try celetti... celery cut up

try celetti... celery cut up like you described the zoodled zucchini

I just made up the word. lol

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moving_on's picture

LOL! I might. I am not a huge

LOL! I might. I am not a huge fan of celery but I bought some yesterday to use for dipping since I can't have chips or crackers. I miss crackers.

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secret's picture

Kale chips? Can you have the

Kale chips?

Can you have the no oil chips?

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moving_on's picture

I like kale chips but no

I like kale chips but no potatoes. I have seen that they have these things called cheese crisps that are just made out of cheese. I might have to try to make some because where I live they have nothing fancy like that in our stores.

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When a healthy person behaves in a way that hurts others, they take responsibility for that action and make amends. - Kelly Berdine

secret's picture

can you have popcorn? We make

can you have popcorn?

We make ours on the stove with butter... and add garlic poweder, onion powder, salk & pepper, and a bit of chili powder...

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moving_on's picture

2 1/2 cups of popcorn has 13

2 1/2 cups of popcorn has 13 net grams of carbs. I try to eat less than 20 carbs a day. So, ya, a little wouldn't be too bad. The problem with me is I will want to eat the whole bag.

That sounds good!

I usually eat pork rinds to get my crunchy fix, too.

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Llilac's picture

I eat pretty healthy but for

I eat pretty healthy but for some reason whenever I think about kale going into my mouth I want to vomit.

moving_on's picture

I don't like it raw but

I don't like it raw but roasted with olive and salt and pepper is pretty good.

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When a healthy person behaves in a way that hurts others, they take responsibility for that action and make amends. - Kelly Berdine

Peridwen's picture

Haha, I love power outages!

Haha, I love power outages! My favorite memories are summers in a central Ontario, fly-in fishing camp. They had a generator during the day to run the ice machine and water filters. It went on at 5am and off at 7pm. We had iceboxes to keep cold food cold, and the first chore each morning was replacing the ice to keep the food cold. Sticking out tongue

Evenings were Sheep's Head, Euchre, Poker, Cribbage, Nuts (aka competitive solitare), chess, Clue, Monopoly, puzzles, and books all by lantern-light.

I had been enforcing a No-Electronics family game night, but Band (SD11) and Karate (SS10) have somehow overtaken it. Sad

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somethingwicked's picture

Light candles. Slip outside

Light candles.
Slip outside and look up at the darkest sky .You'll see the Milky Way.
So romantic.
Take a blanket.
That rhymes.
Oh ,and take wine.
More rhyme.
Make love.
While staring at stars above.
OK that's getting' corny.
But romantic .
lol
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