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Garage Door & All Night Drop Cookies

March 3, 2011


DH has been working to repair the garage door. Borrowing my drill to make new holes for screws & bolts to replace the broken brads, he has stabilized the vertical straps only to find upon closing the door that the lower panel & 2nd panel up have major cracks. Metal fatigue. So, now he is attempting to add metal straps horizontally to the panels in an attempt to shore up those weakened areas.

My suggestion is simple – call a garage door repairman. No muss, no fuss. But he wants to try his hand at this first. Okay by me.

My Grandmother used to say that the more you had the more you had to worry about. She was not wrong. Repairs & maintenance on a home requires expenditure of about 10% of the value of the home annually. Our home is just over 10 years old now, meaning we are entering the clean up, paint up, fix up time in the life of our home. We’re hoping to wait until next year to replace the roof, then there is exterior painting, driveway repair, replacement of the screens on the screen porch… On & on & on & on…

All-Night Drop Cookies

These are cookies that you make as you are preparing dinner, last thing done in the kitchen for the day.


  • 1 Egg White
  • 1/8 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts or Pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Mini Chocolate Chips


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat egg white & salt in medium bowl until soft peaks form.
  3. Beat in sugar, 1 Tablespoon at a time until stiff & glossy.
  4. Stir in nuts & chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
  6. Place in pre-heated oven; turn oven off & DO NOT OPEN DOOR!
    Leave cookies in oven overnight.
  7. Remove from cookie sheet & store in air-tight container.

Makes 30 cookies.


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