We had a lovely dinner of steak (grilled perfectly by Jon, of course)...
and Nasty Salad...
Also, fresh pineapple and strawberries!
Shawn said, "Wow!! It feels like MY birthday!!"
Later, instead of hitting a bar, DJ enjoyed a delicious dessert of Berry Crumble and tea.
The Berry Crumble Recipe was worth keeping.
(I'd cobbled it together, a melange of various internet recipes.)
4 cups blueberries
2 cups raspberries
2 cups blackberries
(I also added a couple of apples, peeled and coarsely chopped,
because we like a LOT of fruit)
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tsp. melted butter
2 tsp. vanilla
Put the fruit in a large bowl. If the berries are frozen let them thaw.
Mix the sugar and cornstarch well. Stir in the orange juice, butter and vanilla. Pour over berries, toss and set aside. Make the topping.
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oats (oatmeal)
2 cups brown sugar (I did not pack it, so maybe more like 1.5 cups packed)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup walnuts
3/4 cup butter
Place all these ingredients in your food processor and pulse until evenly mixed.
Lightly butter a 9 x 13 glass baking dish. Stir berries and sauce and pour into pan. Top with topping. Bake at 350 for one hour. Allow to cool at least 20 minutes. Serve with whipped cream, ice cream, or just plain cream poured over the top.