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Jan 16, 2013 04:41 PM

What's for Dinner, #184 - the BRRRRRR edition (for most of us) [old]

wotta week. Stayed home monday sick. BF sick too. i was about to start dinner (ground beef tacos, about all i could muster) when the lights in the kitchen started flickering, all at different times - a regular light show. then they went out. my pilot was still on, so i continued to stir the ground beef. then, from the hallway of our apt. bldg., "FIRE!! EVERYONE GET OUT!" long story short, fire on our floor, no one hurt, everyone evacuated, me in my jammies and a coat and some sandals i managed to jam my feet into. fire extinguished, but NO POWER in the bldg. for foreseeable future! no power, no heat, no hot water, NO INTERNET (yikes!) - nada. well, the stove was still working. so some of the lights were still flickering and we went in and finished our tacos. Red Cross wanted to put us all up in a shelter, but i said uh uh, no way, not with us being sick. so we high-tailed it to a nearby motel. yesterday still no power. bags of ice went into the fridge to keep the food cold, i packed my bags and went to my dad's. the BF, being a MAN, decided to tough it out in the apt. ("it's like camping!"). whatever! anyway, finally back at work today, not sure when we'll have power again, not sure when i'll be cooking next!

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  1. oops, i didn't mean for all that to be in the title! ah well. Mods, can you then please put an [Old] sign on the last thread? thanks.

    by the way, the Fire Tacos, as i'm now calling them, were simple but good. Gr. beef, minced onions, garlic, chili powder, s&p, oregano. shredded jack cheese, red cabbage, avocado slices, charred corn tortillas, habanero sauce for me, Tapatio for him.

    oh, and when i got to my dad's house yesterday afternoon, made myself a sammie from the meatloaf i'd made for him on Sunday. heated, on a nice big white bun, buttered and toasted, mayo, ketchup, and avocado. yum.

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    1. re: mariacarmen

      Glad you're safe, MC! Hope normalcy returns soon.

    2. You can edit the title yourself now. I did it yesterday. But just tried to re-edit the title and couldn't. Maybe it only let's you for a short amount of time.

      So sorry about your situation! At least you and your stuff didn't get burned up!! There always seem to be more fires in winter. Here anyway.

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      1. re: thymetobake

        i tried to edit immediately and it wouldn't erase all the text! it's ok.

        thanks! yes, we were definitely lucky.

        1. re: mariacarmen

          Glad your safe and sound MC, and hope that the mgmt. of your building treats you right during clean up, etc.!

      2. I just want to say thanks to everyone for posting what they are cooking. It's really inspirational to me to see what the rest of the world does. I have such a limited scope and sometimes I get frustrated with myself.

        So, thank you and keep on cooking! I'm getting to be a better cook as a result of all your posts.

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        1. re: eperdu

          It's always good to see what others are making. Sometimes just reading something that someone else has made gives you ideas to combine ingredients to make your own meal!

          1. re: eperdu

            we all feel the same way, eperdu - which is why we're on our 184th WFD thread! wheeeeeeee!

            1. re: eperdu

              I agree. These threads have been encouraging me to try more exciting things for dinner :)

              1. re: eperdu

                I just started here very recently and am glad i did. Its very incouraging and fun to peek over someones shoulder into their kitchen. I love getting to do that here via internet

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                1. Hi mc,
                  Glad you're safe. Fire tacos sound great.

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