Category Archives: Eating Out

My Brother Bill Turned 50


Man, he’s OLD!!!!!!!

He is the one on the right.

The other distinguished gentleman is my Uncle Bob.

They were born on the same day, seven years apart.

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It would be very hard to find anyone better that these two!!!

We threw a small surprise party for them at the local Mexican joint.

Fifteen people in all.

They both deserve more but there is always next year!!

Happy Birthday!!

More later……………………………..Sally

Madison’s 15th Birthday


My baby girl, Madison has turned 15.

My how time flies!!

We, of course, went to the Mexican restaurant in town so she could celebrate in true style!

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Look out everyone she is going to take her test to get her permit to drive on Tuesday!

Love you Gaskey

More later………………………………….Sally

 

My Time in Arkansas


Last week I spent four days with my daughter, Kamille and granddaughter, Gracyn.

Below is a picture of Kamille and me at The Flying Saucer in Little Rock.

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This is a picture of my dinner.

 It is a  truffle and  blue cheese burger.

I had never had truffles before, they were great.

Tasted a lot like mushrooms, only stronger.

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Kamille had the guacamole burger.

It looked real good.

You can’t tell by these pictures, but these burgers were huge!

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Here is a picture of Gracyn and me at Stickyz playing on my new iPad

We down loaded tons of games and had a great time!

More later……………………………………Sally

 

Lots of Birthday Celebrations


We  had 6 birthdays in July to celebrate.

My birthday was the 9th and my daughter, Kayli made this for my birthday dinner.

Stuffed red peppers!

They were delicious.

These cupcake sized desserts were so heavenly.

One of the guys that I work with brought these in for my birthday at work.

His wife saw that it was my birthday on Facebook and made them for us.

So sweet!

Thank you Connie!!

For my son, Nic’s Birthday on the 18th, I made a chicken fried steak dinner, with mashed potatoes and gravy.

One of his favorite meals.

Here is the Pioneer Woman’s Recipe that I used:

Recipe: Chicken Fried Steak

Prep Time: 15 Minutes  |  Cook Time: 25 Minutes  |  Difficulty: Easy  |  Servings: 8

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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Cube Steak (tenderized Round Steak That’s Been Extra Tenderized)
  • 1-1/2 cup Whole Milk, Plus Up To 2 Cups For Gravy
  • 2 whole Large Eggs
  • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
  • Seasoned Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne
  • LOTS Of Black Pepper. Lots.
  • Canola Oil, For Frying
  • Salt And Pepper, For Both Meat And Gravy

Preparation Instructions

Begin with an assembly line of dishes for the meat: milk mixed with egg in one; flour mixed with spices in one; meat in one; then have one clean plate at the end to receive the breaded meat.

Work one piece of meat at a time. Season both sides with salt and pepper, then dip in the milk/egg mixture. Next, place the meat on the plate of seasoned flour. Turn to coat thoroughly. Place the meat back into the milk/egg mixture, turning to coat. Place back in the flour and turn to coat.
(So: wet mixture/dry mixture/wet mixture/dry mixture.) Place breaded meat on the clean plate, then repeat with remaining meat.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Drop in a few sprinkles of flour to make sure it’s sufficiently hot. Cook meat, three pieces at a time, until edges start to look golden brown; around 2 to 2 1/2 minutes each side.

Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and keep warm. Repeat until all meat is cooked.

GRAVY:

After all meat is fried, pour off the grease into a heatproof bowl. Without cleaning the pan, return it to the stove over medium-low heat. Add 1/4 cup grease back to the pan. Allow grease to heat up.

Sprinkle 1/3 cup flour evenly over the grease. Using a whisk, mix flour with grease, creating a golden-brown paste. Keep cooking until it reaches a deep golden brown color. If paste seems more oily than pasty, sprinkle in another tablespoon of flour and whisk.

Whisking constantly, pour in milk. Cook to thicken the gravy. Be prepared to add more milk if it becomes overly thick. Add salt and pepper and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until gravy is smooth and thick. Be sure to taste to make sure gravy is sufficiently seasoned.

Serve meat next to a big side of mashed potatoes. Pour gravy over the whole shebang!

Kennedy turned 5, Michael turned 2, and Hudson turned 1

and Big Ran turned 48, all on the 31st!

Don’t they look festive in their Mexican hats?

Michael loved wearing his.

Hudson was more interested in the singing and clapping that the waiters were doing.

Grandpa and his birthday grandkids.

We have been very busy to say the least.

More fun times to come!

More later…………..Sally

Eating Out


Have you ever eaten at Chick-Fil-A?

I think it is a great place to eat.

I am a chicken lover anyway.

But I have to say their chicken is some of the best I’ve ever tasted.

They have a great website www.chick-fil-a.com.

Here is a bit about their company.

Company Overview

It all started in 1946, when Truett Cathy opened his first restaurant, The Dwarf Grill, in Hapeville, Georgia. Credited with inventing Chick-fil-A’s boneless breast of chicken sandwich, Mr. Cathy founded Chick-fil-A, Inc. in the early 1960s and pioneered the establishment of restaurants in shopping malls with the opening of the first Chick-fil-A Restaurant at a mall in suburban Atlanta in 1967. Since then, Chick-fil-A has steadily grown to become the second largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States, with over 1,615 locations in 39 states and Washington, D.C. In 2011, annual sales were over $4.1 billion. Chick-fil-A is still privately held and family owned.

With 44 consecutive years of positive sales growth, Chick-fil-A has set itself apart by pioneering innovations and delicious products—including the ever-popular Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich.

Mission Statement

“Be America’s Best Quick-Service Restaurant”

Oh, I almost forgot, they give a great discount to the military, police, and fireman.

But, don’t go there to eat on Sunday after church, because they are closed for a day of rest.

This place is very recommended by me.

More later……………………………..Sally

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