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Friday, June 05, 2009

Anniversary Dinner, And The Last Of The Home Made Bread



AS mentioned, June 2nd was our 36th Wedding Anniversary. We have celebrated this day in so many different ways throughout the years, I couldn't recall all of them! I got a pretty handy little deep fryer for Christmas, and have gotten better at using it. It is a running joke in our family, that if Mom goes out to eat, she will order shrimp! I now can safely say, I can make shrimp Tempura with the best of them! The key is to use ice water in the batter- it works miracles when crispy is what you're looking for! French fries were a given, as you have hot oil, a few potatoes( another passion of Frau Buff!)and any skill whatsoever at not burning something! We also had cheesecake for dessert.. Remember the one I made for Memorial Day? People don't realize these freeze very well, making them easier to cut into precise portions...
We tend to have heavy, then light meals- just to mix it up! I took the last of the home-made bread(now past prime!) and made French Toast with it. It really hit the spot! Haven't had it in a year, at least...
Wishing you all a great week-end, and I think I'm going to grill something...

28 comments:

Kate said...

I have a baby deep fat fryer, but I have yet to use it. For some reason, it frightens me. All that hot oil. And fires. And cats.

buffalodick said...

Kate- I was the same way, but once you get the hang of it- it might be the easiest way to cook-ever!

Akelamalu said...

I was always terrified of my deep fat fryer so I got shot of it. Thanks for the tip about the batter. :)

Akelamalu said...

I was always terrified of my deep fat fryer so I got shot of it. Thanks for the tip about the batter. :)

Bina said...

Happy Belated Anniversay! WOW! I've never "known" anyone married that long. Just think, four more years and it's the big 40!!!!

Congratulations. I'm so glad there are couples out there that actually make it work.

G-Man said...

Hot Outta The Grease!!!!!

Nothin Better....

buffalodick said...

Ake- Everything new I try is an adventure- I remember my first spring form pans- had them a year before trying them!
Bina- You actually get to an age where you become a team again..My folks made it 64 yrs before "Death do us part"...
G-man- I'm getting pretty good at this! Like BB-Q- practice, practice...

JihadGene said...

BD- A knock-out again, looong time! Love those shrimp!
I re-did my Friday Let's Dance...no Santa in June again...I promise...and heartfelt congratulations to you and the Mrs on the anniversary! JG

buffalodick said...

Gene- Thanks! My wife carries a heavy load- me!

doggybloggy said...

I could easily scarf a dozen of those tasty shrimp...sounds mighty good!

pinknest said...

Is the deep fryer scary? Does it make a mess? I fear it.

Dana said...

Happy Anniversary Buff & Mrs. Buff! I'm quite impressed by your 36 years of loyalty and love!

Hit 40 said...

French toast is wonderful with real maple syrup and butter. Fresh OJ in a crystal glass with crushed ice.

Donna-FFW said...

Thanks for the ice water tip.. I like crispy. Shrimp tempura is a fav of mine.. and french toast madefrom your bread sounds wonderful

KB said...

Happy Anniversary to you
Happy Anniversary to you
Happy Anniversary Dear Buff and the Mrs
Happy Anniversary to you!

buffalodick said...

DogB- I should have made more of them!
Pink- It does make a mess, so we only deep fry once in a while''
Dana- Well, it's been 36 years of something, some times I didn't know what!
Hit40- I actually mix Mrs. Butterworths with real maple syrup- it's thicker that way..
Donna- I never took the ice water thing seriously, but I do now!
KB- Thanks!

Chris said...

french toast made from homemade bread? Obscene. You shouldn't be allowed to taunt us with that;)

buffalodick said...

Stale, thick cut, home made bread- 4 pieces can absorb all in 4(no lie!)large eggs! Best meal of the week!

Vodka Mom said...

I just saw on Barefoot Contessa (Ina- I love her) that ice water is what you use. And now YOU say it- so I'm going to start doing it.

I have a deep fryer "thing" put away that I haven't used for a while. You just inspired me!!!!

buffalodick said...

VMom- It can be a bit of a mess, but the food is worth it!

Jeanne said...

Oh, Buff, you are the cook of my dreams....

buffalodick said...

Jeanne- You are the raisin of mine!

Odat said...

I love tempura!!! I've been cooking up a storm in my new kitchen!!
Happy Anniversary to you and Mrs. Buff!!! :-)
(btw, you can put the cattle prod away, for now).

Peace

buffalodick said...

Odat- Glad you're back! Gotta see that kitchen!

K said...

Congrats on 36 years! That's wonderful.

Grilling sounds great this weekend.

buffalodick said...

K- I didn't grill(rained!) but will post dinner soon...

Chef E said...

Okay, now you reminded me that I have been having shrimp with drawels while living in the NE...all you can eat shrimp and mudbugs here I come...

...and you reminded me I am hungry!

I think I am just going to Texas to eat, who cares about friends, lol

Jamie said...

Shrimp tempura and French toast both say "I love you!" in my book! Happy Anniversary! I love seeing happy marriages!