Someone must have really ticked off Mother Nature this week…Smiley

5.8 earthquake just down the street the other day?

4.5 aftershock at 1:00 am last night that I slept through like a rock.  Comforting.

Electrically charged” severe thunderstorm that recorded some 1,700 lightening strikes in 13 minutes tonight?

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Pretty sure something across the street was struck, unless a ball of light & immediate “BOOM!” is the sign of something else…

Category 3 hurricane set for landfall in North Carolina in less than 2 days?

Doesn’t look good for one of my favorite places in the world 🙁
If it were last week at this time we would have been eeeeevacuating the OBX already instead of hitting up the Brew Station.  Been there done that.  Talk about a traffic jam.
Not sure whether I’d rather  have the wind/rain that we’re scheduled to get or the shaking Earth beneath my feet at unexpected moments.
Ummm “lucky” for me I don’t have to decide haha?!
Oh well, as they say, you can’t argue with Mother Nature…  *sigh*
Tonight’s dinner came about in an effort to use up all the refrigerated foods I could before the potential storm hits this weekend <—no one likes to throw out spoiled food after a power outage!
And it just goes to show that you really can do just about anything with random ingredients on hand, you just gotta get creative! 🙂 
10 Minute Italian Noodle Bowls
Serves 2
  • 4 oz. angel hair pasta
  • 2 cups thinly pre-shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • few thin slices of white onion
  • 2 tblsp Italian dressing
  • 2 eggs
  • sea salt, black pepper & red pepper flakes to taste

 This recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes of cooking time <– truth.

And probably costs about 10 cents!  <– slight exaggeration, but you catch my drift 😉

Start by bringing some water to a boil in a small pot.  Also turn on a small frying pan to medium heat to prepare for frying the eggs.

Add the angel hair pasta, which I broke in half, to the pot of boiling water.

Boil the pasta for 3 minutes.  Then add in the frozen peas and keep on the stove for another minute.

Drain.  Immediately return the drained pasta/peas back to the warm pasta pot and throw in the cabbage and onion.

Give a good stir so that the heat from the pasta softens cabbage & onions a bit.

By the way, this shredded cabbage was leftover from fish taco night at the OBX last week.  Apparently cabbage lasts quite a while in the fridge, noted!

Drizzle in the Italian dressing (feel free to use more if you like, I like things lightly sauced!) and sprinkle in the seasonings, giving a good stir.

At this point add the eggs to the hot pan with a tablespoon of olive oil and fry for about 2-3 minutes, flipping in between.  You want the yolks to still be “runny”.

Now that your 10 minutes is up… time to serve!  In a bowl as the name of the recipe implies, or on a plate if you’re a rebel like me? 😛

Pile o’ pasta.

Fried egg.


Black pepper.


 At this point I’m offering this dish up to the weather gods in hope for some reprieve from the craziness that this week has brought / will bring…
Think it will work? 😉
What type of weather event are you most scared of?  Hurricane, tornado, earthquake, etc…? 
I think mine is definitely a tornado, they terrify me!!!!


  1. Im with you on tornado-scaryyyy. Great din din. Im totally using italian dressing on my next pasta/veggie bowl! I am praying for everyone in obx. Looks like we are just getting tropical storm conditions

  2. YUM! I love angel hair pasta – I don’t know what it is about it, but it’s so delicious!

  3. Mmm.. delish!

    Stay safe, girl!

  4. I grew up in Oklahoma so definitely tornadoes. They’re just crazy! This will be my first hurricane experience though, so I’ll get back to you 🙂

  5. I hope the weather gods accepted your bribe offer- I’m really not looking forward to the storm :/ Hoping the power doesn’t go out [for an extended period of time]… Stay dry!

  6. That looks delish!

    Hope you stay safe from the hurricane – we are expecting it tomorrow.

    I am scared of tornadoes like you – way too unpredictable!

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