The fires in SE Texas that I have been keeping an eye on are 70-85% contained. I believe the worst is over. We survived Labor Day and our Anniversary and the future will be brighter. All extended family and their homes remains safe.
So in light of all this, Let's BBQ!!! Tonight's dinner was BBQ. Beef sandwiches, sliced from last nights roast. Sliced Spanish onions in the pan with hot Canola oil. Thin sliced then 1 inch diced Beef finished with BBq sauce from last week's cater. All on a Sesame seed bun. The diced potatoes from last night were re-heated. Green beans sauteed in shaved Bacon brings us to the finished blue plate especial.
And lest I forget I waited all day to share a slice of homemade Blueberry Banana nut bread with the wife. She was too full so I ate a slice myself. Recipe: Dry ingredients sifted first.
1 C Whole wheat Flour
1/2 C Self rising Flour
1 C Sugar
1tsp. Baking powder
Then the wet ingredients are mashed and whipped before combining with dry ingredients.
2 oz. melted Butter
4 diced Walnuts
1/2 C Blueberries
1 tsp. Vanilla
With all ingredients blended I placed the dough in a pre-heated 9 x 9 baking dish that had hot Canola oil in it. And baked the bread to a golden brown at 350 F for 30 min. And then it sat to cool for 6 hours while I waited for the opportune moment to share it with the wife. It sits plastic wrapped on the kitchen Island until the next perfect moment tomorrow.