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Eat Your Heart "Out" ! 
Jun. 19, 2014 5:21 pm 
Updated: Jun. 24, 2014 6:13 am
Lately I have been so busy... after all it is spring / summer and there are the mom / dad / Memorial days to be celebrated, along with that ... the gardening , the Spring cleaning and the numerous cookouts!  Oh and we must not forget the week long visits from the grandkids! ( by the way Damien and Molly are growing up so fast!  Molly is walking and talking! Damien starts school in the fall... so this summer is gonna be special! School means... no week visits to Gramma and Grampa's during the school year, only Spring break and Summer vaca's from now on!)


I was inspired to write this blog due to recent events... My Mother in Law, experienced a hip fracture... no that is not an inspiration... but what happened after a visit to check on our beloved Matriarch, was!

Jim and I are certainly home bodies, home cook enthusiast, and prefer the Ambiance of our back yard to the fanciest of Digs!  After a long day of waiting room watching, during our Mom's surgery and the long awaited antics of the recovery room conversations with aformentioned Matriarch...( you have to know the family to appreciate my Mother in laws Post surgery statements... she's a funny lady to begin with... but coming out of aneasthesia... you kinda , gotta , brace yourself and might want to prepare with a pair of Depends!)

Yes... she did not dissapoint... but yet that is pages full for another delightful blog!

Tired and sides sore from laughing we are starved... Decision made on LongHorns Steak House!  Yes we had a Gift card... but we woulda went there anyway!

This restaurant made us feel like we were at home... never had that feeling before .... I ordered the Prime Rib... Jim, the Bone in Ribeye... I spy the hostess walking toward me with "that look"!  "" you know they are out of Prime rib.... Yep! I ordered the small sirloin... after all... when you want prime rib why pay for a filet?  Just won't taste as good!

I gotta tell you... that was the best friggen sirloin steak I have ever eaten!  Hostess threw in a skewer of grilled shrimp! Who knew... I guess the food Gods wanted me to try the Sirloin.... I'm betting the Prime Rib would have been just as good, but the smile on our servers faces of satisfying a prime rib expectation with a sirloin steak ... Priceless! 

Eat Your Heart Out!  Sometimes the best meals come in the most unexpected circumstances!
Jun. 19, 2014 5:27 pm
Hi Terry, nice to see you. About that sirloin, isn't it an odd cut? I've had sirloins that rivalled the best strip loins and others that were tougher than heck. So much so that I very seldom will buy or order one, yet you come across the odd time when it so happens you get a good one. I gotta wonder, is it the animal, or the cut?
Jun. 19, 2014 5:35 pm
Hi Randy!! I really think I ordered it just to wallow in self pity... poor me... Well I believe it has to be in the hands of the cut and the cook! Tasted the buttertexture of a filet!!! I hugged our server!!!!
Jun. 20, 2014 8:36 am
Missed your blogs! I have a friend who is a recovery room nurse and she tells some hilarious stories. Have fun with the kidlets.
Jun. 20, 2014 8:45 am
Thanks BSM! I've missed hanging out here! My MIL was so funny! She was telling everyone she had STD's. Lol!
Jun. 20, 2014 8:14 pm
we are gonna miss ya gal at the redneck round-up!
Jun. 21, 2014 12:15 pm
Yeah gderr... I'll get there one year!!!! Yall have fun without me!
Jun. 23, 2014 7:35 am
Sounds like the matriarch came thru surgery well. Glad Longhorn delivered for you on the meal. We don't have many places to chose from to eat around here and Longhorn is ify at best for us. We are like you, just cooking at home :)
Jun. 23, 2014 7:38 am
Hi Terry, I hope you MIL is on her way to a speedy recovery. I can't believe Damien is going to school. The grand kids grow up too quickly. It is nice to see you blogging here. I miss your blogs.
Jun. 23, 2014 7:38 am
Forgot to mention-I am craving steak after reading your blog!
Jun. 23, 2014 10:17 am
Cat, my MIL is physically progressing well but is quite confused at times! Moving her to a rehab facility this week!
Jun. 23, 2014 10:21 am
Lela... my babies are growing up too fast! It makes me sad, but Damien still likes to cuddle with Gramma! As it turns out Molly is definitely a Grampa's girl! Love them both beyond words!!!
Jun. 23, 2014 6:02 pm
Don't you just love it when things work out that way! I too had bought some sirloin steaks thinking ho hum, usually like shoe leather.. well lo and behold they were the best steaks! Now if only I could remember EXACTLY
Jun. 23, 2014 6:13 pm
OOPS.. what they were! ps just a side not, elderly people are very susceptible to UTI's (Urinary Tract Infections) which can make them very loopy. Hope your Mom is better soon and happy cooking!
Jun. 24, 2014 6:13 am
Thanks Lobster! I'll check on that UTI ... she's was a little better yesterday! Thanks for stopping in!!
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Terry Goff Tripp

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About Me
I was a working mother of 2 boys! I didn't have much time for cooking... now that the boys are grown and on their own... I have been enjoying learning and appreciating the art of cooking. I started with a day of baking with my mother in law and I was hooked! Not to mention my new stepkids... what was two... now is four! Our family is growing we now have a grandson, Damien, and one on the way! My grandson loves his visits with Gramma and Grampa...We spend quality time in the kitchen snd chronical our visits here on AR!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake! It is my therapy...I love to buy and read all types of recipe books ( call me old fashion ) but it's fun to pick out 1 recipe in a new book and try it the day I get the book!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband and I have great times cooking meals together! When the kids come to visit we let them request their menu of choice. Funny twist... my two boys request Jim's culinary feasts... Jim's two request Stepmom's dinner delights! Works out fine at the end of the day!
My cooking triumphs
Check out my pics, the wedding cake? It was my 1st attempt at a wedding cake... can you believe it... I still can't!
My cooking tragedies
so many... hard to pick just one! but isn't that the joy of cooking?
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