What others saw as an impending disaster, I viewed as a good excuse to get some heavy-duty cooking and baking done for Yom Tov.
Hurricane for me meant a big pot of soup for the freezer and 5 lbs. of raisin/craisin challahs.
I had been wanting to experiment with the Croation Star shaped challah for Rosh Hashana ever since Chaviva linked this blog post over at The Challah Blog. The round shape, coupled with strategic placement of raisins and craisins seemed so well suited for this purpose.
The results were even more stunning than I had hoped.