March 2, 2012

Slice of Life ~ Day 2 of 31

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!


  1. Hmmmm wonder where you could have been? Missed you today:)

  2. I have to agree that the best home-cooked meals are at home. But not my home of course. I had the delectable pleasure of having a mother who loved to cook. The trouble with having a mother that loves to cook is that you don't have to. I wish I had learned more from her when I was living at home. I miss her cooking!

  3. Believe it or not my husband and I had a similar experience tonight. We stayed at the first restaurant and requested the food be warmed up. It was just not the same. I wonder if we were at the same place?

  4. What a disappointment! I hate when I go to a much talked about restaurant and it doesn't deliver. Well, I'm happy your second experience was good. :)

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  5. That's a sad story. We had the same problem at a BBQ place once. It's such a bummer when that happens. You've put me in the mood for chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes now too. Unfortunately the best chicken fried steak I ever had was in Texas and sadly, I'm not there. But I'll get it next time I can!
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    First Grade Found Me

  6. Hi Delighted! Come over and grab your award!!


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  7. Somehow I always find I am disappointed with sit-down restaurant meals. It is so much better to enjoy a meal at home even if it takes a few more ingredients and a little longer to make. It ends up worth every penny.