Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday Night Dinner with The Boening's

Happy Monday!  Hope your weekend was great!  Barry and I had a great time down in Kemah...

That's Barry in the blue shirt waaaay over there
we walked around the boardwalk,

Us at the marina
ate...a lot...
dinner at the aquarium...sadly dissapointed =(
went to the crawfish festival...best people watching EVER!...and just relaxed! 

My kind of town...
When we came home Sunday, we continued with the relaxing and cooked a great dinner at home!  We grilled some fish, sauteed some green beans and had homemade bread...yup...thats right HOMEMADE bread!  Of course, I was the one making it so it obviously didn't take too much effort!  We will start with the bread first...

My grandma, Mimi, sent me this recipe a month or so ago and this is my second time making it.  I LOVE the idea of homemade bread, but don't own a bread maching, nor am I interested in that.  And, I don't have the patience to make bread, to be quite honest! 

Me and Mim at my graduation...obviously
So here is what you need:

3 cups SELF RISING flour (very important)
3 tablespoons sugar
12 oz beer at room temperature (I liked it better with a darker beer, just my personal preference)

Mix all ingredients together in medium sized mixing bowl, using a spatula...it will be sticky!


Move "ball of dough" into greased loaf pan.


Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes.  The outside will be dark and crusty when its done.  I probably should have cooked this a couple minutes longer, it should have been a little darker...but again with the lack of patience thing...


We made the fish in foil packets and threw it on the grill for about 20 minutes.

4 tilapia filets (or whatever you like), half a sliced onion, drizzled with olive oil, seasoned with garlic salt, seasoned salt and paprika, topped with a couple slivers of butter and wrapped in foil.  Be sure to leave plenty of air space in the packet to allow for steaming.

Before grilling...


Ready for the fire...


Ready for me to eat!  It tasted much better than it looks...


And for the grean beans.  I melted about 3 tablespoons light butter in a skillet, sauteed about 3 cloves of garlic for a few minutes then added the grean beans.  I cooked them over medium heat for about 20-25 minutes.

Butter and garlic sizzling...


Final product...


This might be my new favorite way to make green beans!

Geeze that was a LONG one!  Off to take a hot shower...my legs feel like jelly after our work out tonight!

ENJOY!

1 comment:

  1. This looks soooo delicious!! I miss living with you. Love the Kemah pics!

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