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Norm Matthews

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  • Birthday 07/15/1944

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    Kansas City , Kansas

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  1. What would you not part with?

    LOL. The girl that was the inspiration for that image was Evelyn Nesbit, a super model at the turn of the last century. Not knowing who she was, Lucy Montgomery, said a picture of her in a magazine was her inspiration for how Anne of Green Gables should look. We live on Prince Edward Island St. and in order to get here, you have to go on or cross streets named Charlottetown Rd., Green Gables and Lucy Montgomery Way. I thought it an apt picture for this address.
  2. What would you not part with?

    I lost everything in a fire in the 70's. Most of the items but not the sentiments were replaced thanks to antique stores and later, ebay. The kitchen treasures now are fairly new, being gifts, mainly from my son. One item I enjoy is this knife forged in pre WWII France. A non kitchen treasure is this hat from my son. When he was 5 or 6, we were in a dept. store. He saw this hat and said I had to get it. Why? Because people who are famous wear this kind of hat. He got up on a chair and put it on my head, adjusted it and said, "Say 'Here's lookin at you, Kid' "
  3. DARTO pans

    https://www.darto.org/us/ This just in my mail box. Free shipping world wide an all Darto pans.
  4. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    I made some bread and Charlie made sandwiches with it and yesterday's leftover steak. I cut one end off the picture of the sandwich because i took a couple bites out of the other end before I remembered to take a picture.
  5. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Late last night, the garage door opened and Charlie walked in with bags from the grocery store. He got cookies, ice cream, chips, dip and two great big steaks. We had the steaks today with oven fries and cookies for dessert. The oven got it's first use of the convection feature with the potatoes. There is a lot of steak leftover. Charlie mentioned cheesesteak sandwiches, I wondered if they made Bahn Mi sandwiches with beef and he said that was a good idea. We will probably have some kind of sandwiches tomorrow.
  6. So true Shelby. FYI, here is the countertop in one of it's incarnations before the present.
  7. Thanks for letting me know about the wooden magnetic knife blocks. I ordered one and installed it yesterday. Let me tell you about our recent saga involving knife strips. A few months ago, my son complained about how cluttered our counter tops had become and how hard it was to keep them clean. He threatened to reorganize the kitchen. In order to prevent having to look in vain for stuff when he did that, I did it myself. I mentioned in another thread how I replaced a huge rubber cutting board and am using another smaller one that is not kept on the counter. I got a knife block from Bed, Bath and B. It didn't look all that great but it worked. It was cluttered looking with all the knives on it as well. I got a knife holder for a drawer for steak knives and for knives that were too long for the magnets. We decided two magnet knife blocks would be better and Charlie wanted the ones from Ikea. We put up one and the knives didn't hang straight for some reason. We put up one knife block above the other to fix that problem. The one from BB&B is barely seen by the window. I stuck it there for no real reason except I didn't want to waste it and until we can think of a better use for it, it stays there. Meantime I saw this thread and decided the it would be nice for the second one. It is now up too. I thought the M.O.C. ones looked best. It is working well but the hangers and directions that came with it were lacking. The instructions for hanging it were written by a liability lawyer and were not helpful. It just told me about the dangers of hanging it in stupid places for obvious reasons. The anchors broke and had to be chiseled off to be flush with the wall and then I used a Command sticky strip to keep it from being wobbly. Here are some pictures of our knives. I know I have too many. I seldom use most of them. It is the same with most things in my life. I get what I think I need then get distracted by new, shiner objects and soon I have a houseful.
  8. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Leftover turkey and leftover turkey gravy made turkey pot pie with White Lily flour biscuits for a topping. We also had leftover cranberry chutney with it.
  9. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    I tried Shelby's Sticky Asian Wings today. They were good.
  10. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Every year that it is not my turn to do the whole family Thanksgiving meal, I make a mini meal the next day so we can have "leftovers" This is it minus the cranberry chutney. I made the cornbread with a little chicken stock and water. When it came out of the oven, I didn't like how it tasted an didn't plan to serve it but Charlie had a piece after it cooled and I was setting the table. He said it was really good so I served it too. The turkey recipe had seasoned butter added under the skin. I expected it to melt, baste and flavor the whole bird but it came out with dark brown splotches on the skin where I put it, so I left out that picture. I couldn't tell that it added much flavor either so I made a note to not try that one again. I asked Charlie if he wanted rice or mashed potatoes, thinking he'd say rice. (I only had one potato). He said mashed so I mashed a potato. It was enough for both of us luckily.
  11. Uses for leftover cola?

    This is my son's marinade recipe for Korean beef short ribs. I admit it is a lot of sesame oil. You can cut it in half and probably still get good results. Charlie’s Kalbi 2 packeges 3 lbs Serving 4 strips/2 ounces 1/2 Cup. soy sauce 6 teaspoons sugar ( 3 oz) 5 teaspoons water 4 talebspoons Korean rice wine/sherry 3 tablespoons corn syrup 1 Tablespoons minced garlic /2 tbsp 1.2 teaspoons grated ginger 1/2 Cup sesame oil 1 cup Coca Cola chopped green onions pinch pepper
  12. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Our dinner tonight was soup made with sausage and white beans.
  13. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    I thought I'd made this Copycat recipe for Shrimp Scampi before until I got into it and then I realized I hadn't. I liked it but Charlie thought the previous one was better.
  14. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Early dinner today was chili from a recipe that was a mystery for a while. The note said I got it from Linda last month and I know it didn't come from my sister who is the only Linda I know well enough to get a recipe, then i realized that my auto correct on the computer had "corrected "Lindag" to Linda. So thank you @lindag for the recipe.
  15. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    The new cast iron griddle arrived broken. GE overnighted a new one double boxed with bubble wrap and stamped GLASS FRAGILE. I seasoned it yesterday and took it for a test drive today with some steak. The New York Times called the potatoes Mock Frites but the last time I made them from a different recipe, they were called Smashed Potatoes. What was different was a compound butter with these. Either way they were good. At a restaurant a couple years ago, Cassie ordered a Bourbon Steak. The first thing that came to mind was heresy but she gave me a bite and it was good. I made the recipe at home a month or so later and decided to do it again today. The steak was marinated in bourbon, soy sauce, ginger and garlic. The green beans were left overs.