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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Friday Fill-In #9

If you haven't visited any of my fellow military spouses' sites for their answers to Friday Fill-In...this is the week to do it! These are dooseys!

Last week Wifey asked for questions we would like to see in future Friday Fill-Ins. This week she picked five of them and turned them back on us. Clever...

So, here goes.

1. If you could be a fugitive from the law for whatever reason, what would be your crime? (from It's a Hooah Life)

If I'm going to be living on the lam (that's what it's called, right?) then I'll need some money, so I might as well pull off a robbery. Then I'd live off that money in some country where the US can't touch me, enjoying drinks with umbrellas in them!

2. How long do you think you will be a military family? (from Julie the Army Wife)

We have just under 6 1/2 years until Scott can retire (that will be 20 years and 4 months of active duty for him, and includes his 10 years as an officer commitment), so at least that long. The question of whether we go further or not is one we revisit frequently. I guess we'll know in, say...6 1/2 years. Yup, by then we should know for sure.

3. What's your favorite recipe? (from Keep Calm and Soldier On)

Great question! I can't wait to read everyone else's answers. I'm surprised how much I had to think about mine. I really enjoy cooking and baking, but have made a lot of changes to our way of living (eating, fitness, general health) over the past several months, so my go to recipes aren't really ones I go to any more.

Here's a new favorite cookie recipe:

2 1/2 cups almond flour/meal
1/2 cup second nut flour/meal or nut butter
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
1 egg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Mix together and squeeze into 1 " balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake in a 325 degree Fahrenheit over for 12-17 minutes, or until the bottoms begin to turn golden brown.

I've made it using hazelnut meal for the second nut flour and I bought some cashew butter to try next! (The original recipe can be found on here.)

4. What would you want your last five words to be when you leave this life? (from My goal is Simple)

I couldn't decide between the following options that kept coming to mind. If I'm on my death bed, hopefully, I'll be able to figure it out!

a. "and the greatest is love"

b. "love, hug, smile, kiss, forgive"

5. Where do you hope to retire? (from Pennies from Heaven)

Wouldn't you like to know? I'm really not sure. I entertain the idea of retiring in Washington state, but the pull of family is all in New York, so that's definitely an option too. We've also talked about Massachusettes and Scott brought up Wisconsin once...so who knows!

So, go check out all the other great answers, and don't forget paper and pencil to copy all the best recipes!


USNchic said...

I have my answers set to post tomorrow morning. :)
I'll check back tomorrow for the answers to 4 & 5!

So, #2.......10 year officer commitment. Is your husband an LDO or CWO? Maybe you've already mentioned this, but I don't recall. My hubs is an LDO. Mustang Pride! :)

Annie said...

He's an LDO, former MT (Missile Tech).

I was planning on saving my answers until tomorrow but I accidentally clicked "publish" instead of "save" and I couldn't figure out how to take it back down without deleting the whole thing! I'm no so tech savvy! lol

USNchic said...

haha! Yeah, I just discovered like 3 weeks ago that I could set my post to publish at a specific time, and I've been using blogger for well over a year. lol!