Hey, guys!! I feel like I haven’t been here for a loooong…time! Remnants of TS Bill (maybe? or maybe it was just a regular old tornado) visited us and I had to deal with 2 days of no power and internet service. Aaand…a refrigerator + freezer full of melting mess. Aaand…a yard full of scattered debris and fallen trees. Aaand…a hole in the fence…and so on…
Anyway, things are starting to get back to normal, which is a relief. And most importantly, everybody in the neighborhood is safe!! Although it looked like a war zone around here for a while.
Consequently, I didn’t have much time to visit your posts. I’ll make up for it this weekend, ok? I intend to party ’til I drop! Are you with me?! I know our co-hosts are! They’re Loretta @ Safari Of The Mind and Caroline @ Caroline’s Cooking.
Please link your posts to their blogs as well as this post. That way you’ll be considered for features. Like these posts from last week’s party:
Crispy Fish Tacos With Jalapeno-Cilantro Yogurt Sauce from Anjana @ At the Corner of Happy and Harried
“Anjana shared her scrumptious looking crispy fish tacos. Her pictures and presentation just make you want to have them for dinner too! I try to stay away from fried foods but I will make an exception here as these tacos are just too special. I mean fried fish, a jalapeno yogurt sauce, pico de gallo and even some avocados – now who’s not to like this dish. No wonder she had trouble keeping her husband and son away from eating those fried bits of goodness. I mean she had to get her pictures!” — Judi
Poached Eggs over Smashed Tater Tots from Andrea @ Cooking with a Wallflower
“I love breakfast food, but I rarely eat at breakfast time – I could definitely be persuaded to eat in the morning if somebody brought me this dish from Cooking with a Wallflower – so many delicious flavours and textures, forget breakfast – I’m making this for dinner!” — Michelle
Lemon Dill Rolled Cake from Laurie @ tentimestea
“I can’t host FF and not pick a cake in my features, that would be madness and you’d probably think I was sick! Even without my major sweet tooth, this cake takes a top spot for me this week! I love herby cakes and the way the dill is added to this cake is just too beautiful. With such fresh flavours, I could almost pretend this is good for me!” — Michelle
Pork Tenderloin with Warm Harissa, Couscous & Roasted Vegetable Salad from Josette @ thebrookcook
“Josette brought one of my favorite cuts of meat, pork tenderloin. But this is no ordinary dish as she adapted it from Martha Stewart, so we know it has to be good. Look what’s included, harissa paste (just love all of the spicy ingredients), couscous and roasted vegetables that are tossed with a warm salad which includes herbs, tomatoes and onions. Then the pork slices are added to this very appetizing meal. Even though summer has started and I think of this kind of dish in terms of “Fall” I am looking forward to making this regardless of the weather – I can always grill the pork!” — Judi
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What happened sounds awful, Angie. But I am glad to know that everything is slowly going back to normal… and you are here to party with us. 🙂 Happy FF! xx
Oh, it was scary, Jhuls! That wind was so powerful, I actually felt the house rattled! But we’re ok, that’s the important thing. And now I can party hearty with you!! 😀
Quinn Caudill says
Thanks for hosting Angie, Loretta @ Safari Of The Mind and Caroline @ Caroline’s Cooking. Great pics from last week by Judi and Michelle.. Have a great weekend. Happy FF!
You’re welcome! Thanks for being here!! 🙂
Hooray, I’m ready to party! (Well for now, my jetlag seems to kick in later in the day still and I’m not good for much, but will try to make the most of my earlier-in-the-day energy!) Some tasty-looking features as ever, looking forward to seeing what everyone brings this week!
So, have you been prowling the house at odd hours during the day or night? Haha…that’s usually what I do when I have jet lag. Once I went out to garden at 5 am, with the deck lights on. I wonder what the neighbors thought? 😀 Great to have you, Caroline!
Actually thankfully I haven’t been up too crazily early – I think our super long travel day getting home at midnight local time helped with that – although I did do gardening on the first day around 7am. And even more importantly, my toddler has been OK too. By the way sorry to hear about all the damage etc, glad you are getting back to normal now, hopefully!
Thanks, Caroline! Things ARE getting back to normal, but several friends still have no power. We also tried to buy a bigger chainsaw to clear all the fallen trees, but the stores are out of chainsaws!! Can you imagine?? 😀 😀
Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook says
HEY Ang!!! WOW- what a mess it must have been, the idea of all of my food that’s in my freezer melting makes me want to cry- I have a giant freezer on top of the normal one, I’d die! I’d just die. I hope you were able to salvage some of it perhaps!? Glad that things are getting back to normal for you! Thanks for throwing a party anywayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!! WAHOO!!
I saved the MOST important thing in my fridge! Butter! 😀 Oh, and my coffee creamer. Can’t live without those! Everything else is pretty much ruined. Yep, I did cry a little but here’s a chance to start fresh. Thanks for being here, Steph!! I really love having you around!! XOXO
Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake says
I’m glad things are getting back to normal now Angie, such a nightmare!!
I won’t be able to attend FF properly this week (sad face) because I’m away all weekend for a wedding and mini break, definitely gonna pop in and see some of the offerings when I get a chance though! Thanks for having me last week, I had a blast!
Have a great weekend!
It was a nightmare! Some traffic lights are even still off right now, which makes driving nerve-racking! Thanks for co-hosting last week! I wouldn’t have been able to put together this week’s party and features w/out you and Juju. Enjoy the wedding and break!! So needed that mini break, isn’t it? XOXO
Sorry to hear about your mishap last week. Good to know thing are getting back to normal. Take care, Angie!
Nice to see all the picks from last week!
Thanks, Sridevi! I’m so glad nobody we know got hurt! It could have been worse. Thanks for coming to the party! XOXO
Giraffes Can Sew says
Oh no! Not fun. Glad things are on the up though. Happy FF 🙂
Thanks! I’m so glad the hard parts are over. There’s still some clean up to be done outside but a blower will make quick work of it 🙂 Thanks for coming to FF!
Sadhna Grover says
Hi Angie, thanks for hosting the party. Today I have shared a recipe which was published in the magazine here in Calgary, Canada.
Wow, that’s quite an achievement, Sadhna! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us! 🙂
Hello Angie, thank you again for presenting those amazing dishes – what a great selection from last week! I’ve not been able to come up with anything in time for today but will have all the more time to take a dander around the others’ posts. Silver lining, if there ever was one!
That’s the spirit! I always like to look at things in a positive way myself. Having more time to visit other posts is a luxury these days and will be much appreciated! Have a great weekend, Ginger! XOXO
I am so sorry to hear about the hardships you had Angie! Thank God no one was hurt!!
Thanks, Su! Yes, thank God no one was hurt! At least not in my immediate area. We heard of tragedies farther away, including a boy who got crushed in his camp tent. So, so sad…
So sorry to hear about your dreadful experience, but am glad you have come through it all so well. We felt the same storm, but it was just loud and blustery.
Thanks, Hilda! It all came so quickly! The damage in town is quite intensive. We just heard from friends who haven’t had their power restored, after 3 days! Too many power lines down! We were very fortunate considering.
Such a great collection from last week to showcase! Amazing work everybody!
Hey, Sonal! Where you been, girl?! Haven’t seen you around here for a while. Or is it me not noticing? In that case, I’m so sorry. I’m a pretty bad host these days. Working on improving my scheduling and organizational skills now that I’m off work. Thanks for coming to the fiesta! XOXO
I am around Angie! Just caught up in the whirl wind of moving and relocating! Quite a stressful summer at this end . I will be more regular once I find my ground again .
I do read the fiesta but don’t get enough time to interact these days !
Where are you moving to? Are you trying to get farther away from me? 😀 Just kidding! Moving is very stressful, I know!! Good luck, Sonal! XOXO
Moving to Dallas suburbs!!
If you ever visit there, holler for me!! Would love to meet you.
Thank you my dear friend! ❤️❤️
The number of severe storms seems to be increasing- so scary! It is the WORST to lose power… especially when you are losing tasty leftovers & produce in the fridge. Sorry that happened to you. 🙁
On another note… Thank you so much for featuring my dish from last week!! Yay! Thank you Judi!! Happy FF! I am planning to join the party this week- belatedly, once again. My kids had their last day of school yesterday… too many kids at my house to be able to blog!
I never realized how much I relied on electricity & Internet until I lost them! I mean, 2 days!! My kids and I actually had a group hug when they came back on we were so happy! Unfortunately there are areas in town still without power 🙁 So glad your dish got featured, Josette. I’m always in need of pork tenderloin recipes.
We lost power for 2 1/2 hours the other night & it was a struggle!! (8 days after Hurricane Sandy though :/ ) Hope everyone gets power back soon!
Guess where I am now? The mall! Power is out again!! Just terrible!
That is officially the WORST. 🙁 I hope it’s resolved ASAP!!!
I’m glad you came out from the storm just fine, and I’m sorry to hear about all the damages! It’s quite a start to your holidays.
And thanks to you and last week’s co-hosts for the feature; what a surprise, but I’m very pleased! Oh gosh I’m become a perpetually late FF partygoer… but I’ll sneak in sometime before the party finishes this week 🙂
We’re perfectly fine now, thanks! Except the downed tree in the backyard will have to wait. Can’t even find a store that still has chainsaws!! Can you believe that? 😀 😀
That rolled cake is so good!! You ARE good!!
I’m glad it’s fine now! Hmm, now that you mention it, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a chainsaw in real life!
And oh no… all this positive reinforcement will make my head grow until it pops off and floats away!
OMG Angie! I am very sorry to hear the you stayed 2 days without electricity…. glad that everything is ok now….. I couldn’t make this week at FF, but I won’t miss the next party despite my belly is very very huge!
Well, that’s exciting news! That means you’re close! I can’t wait! I, meanwhile, am hanging out at the mall right now. Power is out again! Yes! Can you believe it?!
omg! Poor you…
Aww so sorry to hear of all your mishapsAngie, and it looks like your power is out again? We had some horrific storms that passed by too with damage all around, thankfully we were ok. Can’t imagine all that freezer going to waste though. Great dishes featured as always.
Thanks, Loretta! Power came back on early this morning, thankfully. While at the mall, we saw our neighbors who told us we can file insurance claim for spoiled food! Who knew? I did throw away a lot of food, but I thought it was better safe than sorry. Thanks for co-hosting!! Can’t imagine doing this alone! XOXO
Sweet and Savoury Pursuits says
So sorry to hear about all that mess and the aftermath of that terrible storm, but happy to hear that you and your neighbours are safe. In the end that’s what matters most. Take care, Fida
Thanks, Fida! You’re so right! It could have been worse! Although they’re forecasting more storms tomorrow and I’m not looking forward to another power outage. Keeping my fingers crossed and thinking positively it won’t happen again 🙂