Last night we strolled a few leisurely steps next door to watch the Super Bowl and have a delicious dinner prepared by Joei. She's a fantastic cook! Of course, she learned from the best -- moi!
Joei whipped up a fine dinner! Joei does everything... fast! It would've taken me hours to make our dinner. Not Joei...forty-five minutes from start to finish! She does it fast but it is NOT fast food! It tastes like she spent hours in her kitchen...
First, she served up a tasty mix of fresh salad greens topped with grape tomatoes, red onions, croutons and some zesty homemade Ranch Dressing. I lovelovelove salad...I could have, uh... should have stopped with the salad.
It was so yummy though...good enough for me to consider it "the entree". Did mention that I LOVE salad? Mmm! so, so good!
Then we moved on to the main course...OMGosh! So DELICIOUS! This is just plain good ol' southern-style cookin'. A Texas-style dinner like this just cannot be beat! The epitome of comfort food for sure!
Mr. Simplicity is from up north. Before he moved to Texas back in the 60s, he was clueless when it came to southern-style cookin'. Huh?...Chicken Fried Steak?...what's that? He was clueless! He actually thought it was some kind of chicken! He had been raised eating everything "boiled or baked" -- his words, not mine! It didn't take him long to learn that he had been missing the boat when it came to eatin' up some darn good vittles! I'm dating myself here, (again!) but the hubby has been chowing down on Chicken Fried Steak for well over forty years now! And it shows! OK that wasn't very nice of me, was it? He had a very athletic build until I got hold of him. I put some meat on those bones with some good ol' fashioned home cookin' -- southern style, of course! His mom still boils and bakes...and nags! Yep, she nags relentlessly, that he should lose a few pounds. Sorry, MIL... I admit, you do bake the best pies I have ever tasted! Joei learned about pies from my MIL, her MeMe Joan...she does make the best pies ever! Well, maybe except for my dear Granny...I miss her so.
Joei got this for Christmas last year...
Flaky homemade pie crust + Homemade chocolate pudding =
The best, absolutely heavenly chocolate pie. It's delish!
And of course, it's not finished without a little whipped cream...
OMGosh! Too good to put into words! Thanks Joei! Everything was fabulous! What's for dinner tomorrow?
After a delectable dinner, a mouth-watering dessert and another dadgum Dallas Cowboy~less Super Bowl --
we had to walk ALL the way home...