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Old 09-11-2018, 06:55 PM   #1
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Patriot Day Dinner - 9/11/2018

Remembering those who lost their live 17 years ago today, as well as those who suffered in the aftermath.


Taco Tuesday here tonight. Carnitas (I was chastised for calling it pork carnitas ), salsa, guac, and sour cream rolled up in a tortilla. I did the pork in the Instant Pot. The pressure cooker does a terrific job on the pork shoulder.


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Old 09-11-2018, 07:05 PM   #2
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Pan seared chicken thighs, roasted potatoes and a spinach and mushroom salad with walnuts.

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Old 09-11-2018, 07:17 PM   #3
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:25 PM   #4
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I'm making a double batch of Kalua Pig and Cabbage
with steamed white rice underneath.

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I'll be taking the extra to my Dental Hygienist tomorrow...
her husband is from Hawaii (how's that?!! )
and he misses food from home (she doesn't cook )...
So, every time I have my teeth cleaned, I take
something for them to have for supper together and
talk about when they'll go back to visit.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:55 PM   #5
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Hamburger steak with shrooms and onion gravy, mashed, green beans and sliced tamaters.
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:15 PM   #6
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I'm remembering my "cooking therapy" on this horrible night 17 yrs ago.Through the tears it calmed me as I reflected on all the folks who would never be home for dinner again. Sigh. Peace be to them all.

It's sure not soup weather tonight, but after all the soup talk I couldn't resist cranking up the AC for a pot of Zuppa Tuscana. It sure smells good and we'll have some Texas garlic toast too.
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:20 PM   #7
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It's a really tough day for our best man and his wife. He was partnered with John Ogonowski, the pilot of the first plane, when the two of them were in the Air Force. Warm thoughts for anyone with a special connection to today.

Autumnal weather calls for comfort food. Everything went into the oven: ham, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and redskin potato planks. Tasty eats.

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Old 09-11-2018, 09:05 PM   #8
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We had pan-seared pork chops, corn on the cob and sautéed cherry tomatoes and tomatillos from the garden.
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:44 PM   #9
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I had a modified breakfast sandwich for dinner. I added some sliced onion, a couple of dabs of store bought aioli, deli American cheese, and a sprinkle of shichimi. And I used a hamburger bun instead of a croissant.

I was a flight attendant in 2001. I had just returned from an Amsterdam trip late the night before. I had pretty much passed out ten minutes after I got through the door. I don’t know what time (somewhere between the first and second plane) Mark woke me, practically shrieking. I thought it was a movie trailer at first.

I had FA friends who got stuck in Europe for almost two weeks. That may sound lovely, and it certainly isn’t on a par with the suffering that occurred that day, and for many days to come. It wasn’t lovely, although it was nothing, really, just a prolonged inconvenience. Still, given my situation at the time, their inconvenience was a thing for me.

I didn’t know anyone directly affected by the events on 9/11. But I still have a hard time viewing those images without crying. I’m reminded of being physically ill when our high school civics teacher showed the class a documentary about Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. I had to leave the classroom.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:37 AM   #10
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Blackened halibut salad.

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