Lunch (eaten as a short break from building Ikea bed with my daughter, new bolt now procured): Whole Foods tequila-lime tortilla chips, Whole Foods pineapple salsa, spicy peanuts.
The fig bars: they were a little bit of work, but not so much as Reese warns ("These require concentration and manual dexterity"). The main difficulties were 1) getting the sticky cooked figs to blend in the blender, and 2) moving the large cookie logs from place to place (board to baking sheet, baking sheet to cooling rack) without twisting or breaking them. Disclosures: I was only partially successful on both of these points, and yet my fig bars are fine. They may not be wildly beautiful, being a little craggy and certainly not shaped like fig newtons, but they have a warm, nourishing, slightly crusty crumb and a sweet, figgy filling that walks just the right line between nutritious and decadent.
Snacks: 4 cups of coffee, 2 regular, 2 decaf, with half and half. Also, the various stages of fig bar (dough, dried figs, fig filling) needed extensive tasting. Oh, and after I ate my two after-dinner fig bars, I was so extremely tempted to have more that I went back to the fridge and got the rest of the green leaf lettuce-lardon salad and ate it out of the plastic container. This was probably better for me than fig bars and it did take the edge off.