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Dinner in Houston

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dabrownman

Dinner in Houston

My SIL, brother and niece really pulled out all the stops for tonight's dinner In Houston.  We drove from Lee's Summit, MO. to their home two days ago.

My SIL had brought back some home grown tomatoes from Wellington MO.  She had some French baguettes and ciabatta in the freezer.  My brother cooked up some wild sockeye salmon on the grill.  SIL made some Sandy Capellini.

The beautiful and  talented niece made the salad and they let me chop up the veggies for the bruschetta.  The salad was a spinach, strawberry, walnut and goat cheese classic with a simple vinaigrette.  The bruschetta was kalamata olives, great tomatoes, freah basil,  a hint of garlic, red onion,  olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

My brother broke out some Ledson Engine Block Red and a Wente Merlot from his extensive vino collection - the best wines I have had in many a year.  What a nice feist with family.    Back to Phoenix tomorrow.  We had some special edition peach cobbler ice cream and water mellon sorbet for desaert with my niece's chocolat chip, banana, oat cookies.

My new best dog friend named Truffles, was totally washed out from our 4 mile walk, making dinner and vino.    But even asleeping with 4 paws in the air, her evil eye was on anyone who tried to pinch a morsel from our plates.  She is the sweetest pit bull/weimaraner mixed rescue pooch one could ever want.  Check out those yellow eyes!

Those teeth!  Remember, this sweetie is asleep!!!  She is one determined German.  My apprentice better watch out!  She could easily be replaced :-) Truffles is sweet as pie though.

 

 

 

 

 

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gmagmabaking2

What a dinner... and what big teeth Truffles has... LOL... Looks wonderful and tasty... and not too far from 
Fort Worth! Thanks for sharing.

Diane 

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isand66

The Brownman family certainly knows how to eat well!  Beautiful spread.

Glad you have enjoyed your trip.

I speak for your apprentice in telling you she is not going to stand for being replaced and expects some special compensation for even thinking the thought!  :)

Safe travels home.

Ian

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dabrownman

of Sylvia's dog bones too.  Nice to be home .  My apprentice has nearly forgiven me for taking up with strange dog while I was away.  After that great bruschetta, I am ready to make some more (now that I know how) since it was f

 abulously delicious.....only this time on some home made bread - even  if it coming out the freezer :-)  I have so much bread in the freezer it will be a while before we bake anything new but I do want to taste the Joe Ortiz Pain de Champagne.

Thanks and we will be watching for your next bake.

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isand66

I tried making some hot dog buns with the YW earlier this week.  They ended up taking too long to rise and I think I ended up overrising them.  They ended up more like bread sticks.  It's my fault for doing only 1 build with the starter.  I won't make that mistake again.

I have some dough ready to turn into rolls tonight with YW starter so hopefully these will be successful.

I want to use them with some of my frozen brisket and pulled pork this weekend if they end up coming out good.

Glad you made it home and your apprentice I'm sure is happy to see you and your wife.

Regards.

Ian

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SylviaH

Love the photos and hearing about your visit of family, good food and the adorable dog..nice teeth : )

Sylvia

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dabrownman

Truffles some of your dog bones for Christmas.  Was a great dog!  She just looks tough but I'm sure if pushe hard she could defend her property - no worries!

It is sad but nice to come home too.

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family.  Our aunt and uncle came in from Cat Springs to Katy one evening.   I wsa kidding my SIL about Truffles having an 'Evil Eye'  because they are yellow and so unusual.