The parking lot of the restaurant that our friends had told us so much about was jam-packed. It was then that we realized that they were right, this had to be one of the best places around to get the promised “home cooked” meal.
After placing our order, we waited patiently for our food to arrive. After awhile, I mentioned to my husband that I was absolutely starving! He reminded me that we were not at a fast food restaurant and it would take longer. Of course I knew he was right. I pictured in my mind how long it usually takes me to prepare a tossed salad, chicken fried steak, green beans, mashed potatoes and hot rolls. Yes... I needed to be patient.
Finally, the much anticipated food arrived. After thanking the waitress, we held hands, bowed our heads and I heard my husband start to pray. During the prayer, I have to be honest, I wasn’t listening very well. I was thinking about the food.
Finally, it was time to eat. My mouth was watering and I tried my first bite of the meat. It had a hint of being warm. Then I tried my potatoes. Definitely not warm. My last hope was in my green beans. Cold!! Surprisingly though, the rolls were HOT!
We left the restaurant hungry and disappointed.
A few miles down the road we pulled into a parking lot that only had a few other cars parked in it ~ but there was a very familiar sign outside. Our food was hot and we left happy and satisfied.
But I still have this craving...for chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, and hot rolls.
Maybe the best home cooked meals are really cooked at home!