Saturday, April 15, 2017

Applesauce

SUMMARY: Human Mom Actually Cooked

I've actually cooked so seldom in recent years, that this was a landmark event. Cooked for my company's holiday party the other weekend. (Yes, really. Holiday party.) This was my first cookbook and my mom's first cookbook. And this might have been the first recipe I ever cooked from. Have made it many times since then. Pretty simple, particularly if you have a Foley Food Mill, which I got years ago specifically for making applesauce!

Side note: Discovered that Chip either doesn't like apples or maybe it's the cloves. Wouldn't lick the dish afterwards. Zorro, however, took up the slack. (No photos of that part, sorry.)










How many places have you lived?

SUMMARY: I'll tell you mine if you'll tell me yours.

From a random Facebook discussion:

18 different addresses. But --

If you count places where I "lived" for at least a month, I'd add 2 or 3 more (hotels with family while waiting for homes to be built, staying with my parents' parents, etc.).

If you count the same address at different times, I'd add 3 more for my parents' house again:
  • a year at college, then back to parents' house for a year is 1 more
  • living on my own for 3 years then back to parents' for 3 months while my new house was being completed
  • 10 years then back to parents' for 3 months while my next house was going through some legal crap.)

The 18 includes:

  • 2 lodges in the Adirondacks that my parents managed
  • 3 homes that my parents owned in 3 different states
  • 4 places that my parents rented in 2 different states
  • 2 places I rented on my own (all in santa clara county)
  • 4 places I owned (all in santa clara county)
  • 3 dorms in 2 different cities

PHOTOS:  There are some gaps still. will have to come back later and fill them in.


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(Following: Inside apartment, me baby, somewhere pretty sure dad has a photo of the building. Still looking.)











(Following photo: Trying to find photo of the whole building--one does exist somewhere among dad's photos. Meanwhile, here's me in front of the apartment.
OK, next one--our apt to the left, our car in carport, me playing house (each blanket is a different room in the house.)









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Finchester Mystery House



Oh--ha ha--my bad; that's the WINchester Mystery House!  I need to find all those photos of the FINchester one.

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My next house?