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Lou & Lucy’s Leftovers: Lou’s notes

The Notes function on my cellphone is a lifesaver. At the moment I have 25 notes stored.

Among the food-related ones are: Menu Keepers, Leftover Ideas, Cooks Illustrated, Leftover Duck Fat, Wines, Nuts to Eat and Shopping List.

And here’s what each note has in it:

∎ Menu Keepers: Five recipes I’ve cooked for my wife and I that we want to make for company.

There’s salad of romaine: toasted pecans, onion, hearts of palm, Reggiano Parmesan shavings, medjool dates and orange slices;

e_SBlt Kung Pao shrimp from “The Chinese Takeout Cookbook”;

e_SBlt shrimp and andouille gumbo with a brick-red roux;

e_SBlt shrimp étouffée from “James Peterson’s Fish & Shellfish” cookbook;

e_SBlt and fried rustic bread with broccoli rabe and Reggiano Parmesan on top.

∎ Leftover Ideas: Self-explanatory, always in need of additions.

∎ Cooks Illustrated: A list of their top-rated food and appliance products from the magazine’s test kitchen.

∎ Leftover Duck Fat: Some ideas for its use. (Hey, I didn’t say the notes were all healthy.)

∎ Wines: Names of wines I want to get.

∎ Nuts to Eat: A list of the best superfoods in this category. (Hey, I didn’t say the notes were all unhealthy.)

∎ Shopping List: The ever-changing and most-used note, it reminds me not to forget the half-and-half and toilet paper.

I’ll check back in a year and see how my Notes are doing.

— Lou

Some advice for using all electronic notes: Write them on real paper once in a while.

Lose gadget; notes all gone. Sad day.

— Lucy

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