Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day Perfection

This has been the most perfect holiday you can imagine here at the lake. Weather in the mid 80s, sunny with a nice breeze, no humidity. All of our neighbors and long time friends are up for the holiday and we shared a very yummy potluck dinner on Sunday afternoon. We enjoyed stimulating conversations and quick wits. Tony took anyone who was interested on a sunset cruise of the lake on his party barge, the light over the lake was rosy and soft with an uneven blending of the darkening blue sky and the rose colored sunset. When we got back to shore it was cool enought that we appreciated the nice campfire down on our beach. A few hot dogs and marshmellows were toasted. Lots more jokes and laughs.

I fixed the salmon that Paul caught when he was fishing with Rex on Lake Michigan. I used the Southwest Grilled Salmon With Cilantro Lime Butter, number 11478. A very simple marinade and baste with excellent flavor. Jeff did a great job of grilling the fish.

As promised, here is the Beer Bread Recipe, I used a Mexican mix of cheese:
3 cups self rising flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 12 oz . bottle/can of warm beer
1/4 cup butter, melted

Stir first three ingredients together, pour into lightly greased 9 x 5 loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Pour melted butter on top, bake 10 more minutes.

For Cheddar-chive bread: Add 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives to dry ingredients.

Pictures posted after I find my camera cord, stashed in a "safe place."

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