On Beans, Bleu Cheese, and Bacon

by Shawnda on September 12, 2008

in Bread

Savory Bleu Cheese and Bacon Cake

Margarita fixins? Check!
Gallon baggie of frozen cookie dough balls? Check!
Bacon and Bleu Cheese Cake? Check (okay, almost… it will be “Check” this morning)
Corkscrew? Check!
Wine? …Believe me when I say check!
Hummus? …Hummus? DARN IT. I have to go back to the grocery store.

Disaster preparation is fun. Getting several days’ notice of an impending storm sure is nice. You have plenty of time to pick up necessities from the store, fill your gas tanks, and make sure the patio furniture is in the garage. It also makes for some entertaining TV, though I’m not yet ready to forgive the local drama queens for preempting All My Children and One Life to Live more than 48 hours before Ike is expected to make landfall. How many times can you watch normal waves run up the beach and lap at a reporters ankles?

What’s also entertaining – grocery shopping. Only during the panic of preparing for the Gulf Coast’s version of The Big One can you stand in line at Kroger and witness a confrontation over the hoarding of baked beans. Yep. Canned baked beans.

However you choose to prepare for a worst-case scenario of two weeks without power is your business. If that should include a grocery cart full of more baked beans than I’ve ever seen in one place in my life, so be it. You won’t hear a peep out of me. Just please make sure to pick-up a manual can opener :)

Savory Bleu Cheese and Bacon Cake

We’ll be heading out for a hurricane party this afternoon and will probably shut down the server until after Ike passes just to be safe. We’ll see you all next week!

Originally uploaded by Confections of a Foodie Bride.

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1 Sarah September 12, 2008 at 8:21 am

Aah–how had I forgotten about this bread recipe?? I must give it a try.

Sounds like you are better prepared to wait this storm out than the baked bean man. Keeping you all in out thoughts! Be safe.

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2 Joelen September 12, 2008 at 3:28 pm

I didn’t know about hurricane parties until my friends in Florida schooled me. I must say that I’m actually looking forward to my first hurricane party, whether hosting or attending… is that weird? Nonetheless, the bread recipe has blue cheese involved, therefore I’m already a fan. Looks delicious (as usual) and hope you all remain safe as this storm passes through!

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3 holler September 12, 2008 at 4:34 pm

I hope you all stay safe and there isn’t too much damage! I like the sound of a hurricane party.

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4 Amanda September 12, 2008 at 8:25 pm

Funny story about hurricane parties…I live on the Outer Banks of NC and my first hurricane I was completely at a loss for what to but to live on for a week without power. Like you, canned baked beans are not my food of choice. So after an hour in the grocery store…eureka! Country ham! It doesn’t have to be refrigerated b/c it’s cured. So 12 biscuits, a s*itload of country ham and a visit from Jim Cantore, and we never lost power. I was eating ham biscuits for the next week…

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5 Kate September 12, 2008 at 11:43 pm

You know, I was just thinking today that I really miss bad weather. The kind that sends you home early and keeps you huddling with the ones you love. Here we get earthquakes, but they don’t disrupt anything. We get no hurricaines, storms, blizzards, or anything that leads to coziness.

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6 snooky doodle September 16, 2008 at 2:48 pm

that would be a nice change to the sweet treats I usually make. This looks yummy

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7 caviar and codfish September 22, 2008 at 3:04 pm

Looks like you survived the storm with a full belly!

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