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About ktmoomau

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    Am I a Millennial?
  • Birthday 08/04/1983

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    I am an attorney with the firm Rich, Rosenthal, Manitta, Dzubin and Kroeger who practices mainly family law, but I get pulled in on random other civil litigation matters.

    I enjoy cooking, baking and eating out. I also enjoy traveling, volunteering, reading and other casual pursuits from time to time. I also love my bichon puppy Max, and my really sweet hubby, Matthew who indulges my foodie tendencies.
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  1. I am getting out of dodge and heading to the beach- everyone who is opposing these alt-rights groups please stay very safe.
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    Dinner - The Polyphonic Food Blog

    Casserole of wild rice and quinoa blend, black beans, spicy italian sausage and spinach with cumin, epazote, cilantro and garlic, roasted vegetables and cheese (american, pepperjack, jack).
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    Dinner - The Polyphonic Food Blog

    Tuna with roasted veggies and rice.
  4. I made baked beans again, but I think I overcooked them, they weren't as good as the last batch. But I couldn't find the time I used last time.
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    Dinner - The Polyphonic Food Blog

    This weekend, we mainly made stuff for my birthday pool party- baked beans, hot dogs on the grill, french onion dip. The rest of the time we ate leftovers.
  6. Went for my birthday dinner and really enjoyed the experience. I started with the calamari, which to me was cooked perfectly, the shaved brussel sprouts with it were tender and gave a nice texture balance and the sauce was very good. I had the rabbit papparadelle, which was just in every way delicious. I love the big floppy noodles, it was rich, but not over the top. The summer gallette (I forget their name for this) was exceptionally fresh in terms of the fruit taste- peaches and blueberries were just so ripe. I thought the dishes were simple, but extremely well executed. Portions of the appetizer I thought were normal one person appetizer size, pastas I thought were appetizer or small entree size, and dessert I polished off without any help. The three courses together for me were just enough, although I could have shared one more dish with Hubby and been ok too. The rib dish from the entrees was big and you could share it (saw it on another table). The prices I thought were reasonable and I liked the decor. We had a very professional server who was just lovely. Hubby had the square spaghetti and the carpaccio and gelato and really liked all his dishes too. All in all very good meal. I would like to go back and try more items off the menu.
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    What Are You Baking?

    Baking a second batch of sixlet cookies because Hubby liked the first batch so much. I am also eating through some garlic knots I made.
  8. I am picturing a Wall-E type earth where a deserted Uncle Julio's buried mostly by trash is just still spitting out tortillas. (I realize the dough has to be placed on the thingy, but I just like the picture of this)
  9. I don't particularly like &pizza, but I have eaten it a couple times because it has been in convenient locations when I was drunk or needed food. I like how easy it is to customize, the dough just isn't great.
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    The Cashless Retailers Prohibition Act of 2018

    While I agree that currently cashless payments tend to be discriminatory currently. I also having recently seen how WeChat in China works, would tend to think that this is changing. I didn't see a single person in China- whether it be a villager selling sugar cane in a tiny remote village on the border of Myanmar, or a taxi driver in Chengdu, or a random person/street vendor anywhere in between that didn't take WeChat. It does raise scary privacy concerns, but I would say that day and age is soon upon us. Of course, they still took cash in most places, but not all, some vendors only took WeChat, I had to get friends to make payments for me and pay them.
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    Dinner - The Polyphonic Food Blog

    Last night was garlic knots, rice, seasoned black beans, chicken thighs seasoned with cajun seasoning and some parsley and garlic leftover from brushing the garlic knots and a pan of roasted zucchini, squash, onion and bell peppers.
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    DR Summer picnic -7/29/18 Noon to 5ish

    Yes, Hubby and I both really liked the location and thought that particular picnic pavilion was a really nice one.
  13. I still haven't been to Q yet, but my brother ordered delivery for us from there the other night. Bless his heart- he was like, "we need to stick with things that are like 2 peppers or less, even two peppers is spicy." I didn't laugh in his face. But after being to China and eating the amount of spicy food I have eaten, 2 peppers didn't even register as spicy to me. Hubby said one of the dishes was spicy, I can't even tell you which, I didn't think so. My digestive system apparently registered some spice later in the evening. Anyway, my brother might not be a great candidate for traveling to Chengdu anytime soon. We got the dry fried eggplant, pork belly app, pepper and garlic shrimp, bamboo flounder fish, stir fried veggies and a chicken dish that tasted very american chinese to me- maybe orange chicken. My favorite dishes were the eggplant- which I really liked and could easily eat a whole serving of by myself because it had a really nice non-greasy and firm texture with eggplant taste to it, the fish was really good even on delivery, which surprised me, I like the texture. The shrimp was I thought a tasty more pedestrian dish, a good compromise dish. Anyway, the delivery menu was somewhat limited, I wouldn't mind going to the restaurant and trying a few different things.
  14. Hubby and I have ended up Uncle Julio's a couple times now in the last month during packing marathons when we don't look great, are hungry and don't want to go far. Why Uncle Julio's in particular is what Hubby has wanted, who knows, but it is what it is. I have noticed that the dessert chocolate pinata is super popular with kiddo birthdays, that was a great marketing decision. I have also seen it come out for a bachlorette and etc. Genius marketing. The chicken fajitas haven't changed. I also have gotten the platter with all chicken stuff (coronada?) the chicken taco isn't bad, and neither are the chicken enchiladas. Not stellar, but not bad. Their tamales are sometimes more dry than other times, not my favorite item, but I end up eating it.
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    What Are You Baking?

    I made lavender lemon scones from a mix in the cupboard, I think they needed to bake a bit longer, they were baked through, but a little softer than what I think I prefer, I brought them into the office and wish we still had the toaster oven to perk them up a little.