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Ten years after our 18th Wedding Anniversary

Ten years ago the wife and I woke up to America being attacked.  We were frightened for our family's future. Today I can say," We are O K !" The weather in Conroe was a perfect 75 F degrees and no wind. We arrived at market and visited with Jeff from Jeff's Fine Furniture to learn about his weather station clocks made on mesquite.Saw Scott with Scott Miller Photography and asked about fire fighting photos. Tammy from Scentsy had a story about the wild fires reaching to within a mile of her home. 

When we made it to Pat from from Peas Farm we were ready to buy produce. I picked up one Avocado , one Large potato, Tomato and several Green peppers. I also found Pears, Peaches, Plums, Kiwi and 30 Bananas. Dinner at my house this week will be an Adventure.

I am going to start with our Anniversary dinner. I baked a steak in a 400F degree oven for 45 min. that had Oregano, Sage , Rosemary, Black pepper and Tomato sauce on it. I topped off the steak with sliced Spanish onions. I took the Large baked potato cut it lengthwise. I cut crisscross marks in the flesh so it would bake in 30 min. Added sea salt and oil then added frozen butter slices into the crevices when I retrieved it from the oven. Boiling Broccoli crowns in veggy water from the fridge was the easy item. The wife was full of compliments when she handed me her empty plate with the usual potato skin on it.

Now time for dessert. I pre-baked a pie crust in a 9 x 12 cake pan that I made from a package. For the filling I sliced 20 Bananas into 1/2 moon slices. Mixed in 1 can of evaporated milk ,1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 cup of  melted Chocolate swirl ice cream, plus 2 eggs. I poured the filling into the pre-baked pie shell and topped it with two packages of instant Oatmeal that had been mixed with 1/2 stick of melted butter and 2 Tbsp. of powdered sugar. I then finished baking this for 20 min. at 450 F. When it was time to serve I placed the hot Banana pie in the bowl and added Chocolate swirl Ice cream topped fresh fruit compote. { Diced bananas peaches, pears and grape jelly}

I challenge you to find a romantic restaurant that will have on the menu all of the items that please my wife to a tee.

 
 
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