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Old 01-16-2019, 11:37 AM   #1
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1/16/2019 - Nat'l Fig Newton Day - Whatcha Cookin'?

This is what's on the menu in our house:
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No Fig Newtons (DH doesn't care for them) for dessert, but I do have a treat in store for him

Whatcha Cookin' ??

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Old 01-16-2019, 05:02 PM   #2
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Looks and sounds good, kgirl!

A friend of mine has a fig tree in her back yard, and makes her own Fig Newtons. OMGosh, they are SO good. She usually makes them for bake sales around town. They put store bought Fig Newtons to shame.

I'll be having spaghetti and garlic bread for this afternoon's dinner. The sauce is simmering on the stove and getting happy - sure smells good in here.
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:50 PM   #3
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No fig newton cookies here, but I do have dried figs. Newton, MA is about 50 miles away. I suppose I could take my figs to Newton to eat...

We'll be having breakfast for supper. I put a small casserole dish of overnight French toast into the fridge last night; that's going into the toaster oven momentarily. The rest of supper will be link sausages, some sort of omelet, and sauteed apples.
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:05 PM   #4
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Looks good, k-girl.

I could go for some warm cornbread and butter.

Or some of Cheryl's neighbor's fig newtons.

We won't be cooking anything for some time. Half of the kichen was torn out today. Last Thursday, I noticed a small puddle of water in front of the dishwasher. I cleaned it up, but it kept coming back.

When the plumber came on Friday and pulled out the dishwasher, he noticed that the leak must have been going on for some time as it damaged the wood floors all the way through to the sub-floor, and there was mold under half of the cabinets and the drywall behind them.

Thank God my wife knew to insure our house with full replacement value when we bought it a few ywars ago.
It looks like there's enough damage that we may be getting a whole new kitchen, plus the wood floors throughout the house will be repaired, sanded and resealed.

Also, as part of the insurance is coverage for lack of use, we have $$$ that we can spend (woohoo!) on having to eat out every day

Lol, my wife is already planning on what expensive restaurants that she wants to go to next week.

Anyway, without the ability to cook, I picked up fish to slice for sashimi tonight, plus some store made sushi rolls (California, Alaska, Philadelphia, and shrimp tempura rolls).

Besides the rolls, salmon, tuna, and eel tonight, plus seaweed salad and kimchi:
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:09 PM   #5
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Antipasti meal tonight. Thin sliced porchetta from the freezer on flatbread with garlic, basil, fennel pollen aioli. Stuffed baby eggplant. Multicolored carrots and red leek agrodolche. Market tomato, boccatini, basil salad with balsamic, garlic oil dressing .
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:11 PM   #6
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Well BT, don't know whether to offer condolences or say yea! I'll let you decide.
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:25 PM   #7
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Lol, med. My wife is praying the damage is enough to pass the threshhold for all new floors and kitchen.
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I hope this ends up being the silver lining to a dark cloud, bucky! Thank goodness it was well-insured.

What a mess in the meantime, though. If it were during warmer months, at least you'd be able to grill and have outdoor cookouts....
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Looks and sounds good, kgirl!

A friend of mine has a fig tree in her back yard, and makes her own Fig Newtons. OMGosh, they are SO good. She usually makes them for bake sales around town. They put store bought Fig Newtons to shame.
We had a great fig tree in the yard at our lake house in East Texas. The deer left them alone. We used my mom's recipe from somewhere in her family tree to make fig cookies that were sooooooo much better than Fig Newtons.

They had a very short shelf life -- no preservatives and other chemicals. They got mushy after three-or four days. But, they rarely lasted that long before we ate them. I could eat a dozen a day. My dad could finish what I didn't eat. The rest of the family had to move fast, or get nothing.

As for tonight, no fig newtons, just leftover steak and taters. Just as good tonight.

Oh, I went to lunch with my flight attendant neighbor. When he is in town, we try to grab some lunch, preferably someplace new. Around where we live, it will take years to run out of places we haven't eaten before. I had a good BLT, and he had a good Cheesesteak. We both had a cold, local draft beer.

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Sorry to hear of your kitchen dilemma, BT, and good luck getting it rectified...
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