Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Visiting another blogger

It's official now, BT is retired. December 31st was his last day, high noon to be exact. So if I'm not around to blog as often you will understand why.

And that has been the case the last few days. We went to see
this blogger. As you can see Josie was thrilled to see us. If you
think we really drove 7 hours just to see Josie, I've got a bridge
to sell you.

Sarah and Rusty greeted us when we arrived on Saturday afternoon. We spend the better part of 4 days with them. Those days included lots of shopping, lots of eating, lots of cooking and lots of 3 laptops running in front of the TV. The guys even got in some home
improvement repairs. (Rita: Sarah even made breakfast enchiladas for us. BT didn't get the whole tortilla thing)

On Monday evening Rusty drove us to Okarche, Oklahoma to a well known eating establishment, Eischen's. It has been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. You can view it here on YouTube.

It was about a 40 minute drive out in the middle of nowhere to a small town of 1100. The building at one time was an IGA grocery store.

We arrived just before the dinner rush.

Here's the entire dinner menu! So for us it was 2 chickens, okra and the sides that were included, dill and bread & butter pickes, along with onion slices and sliced bread. Drinks were served . . . a styrofoam cup and a can of soda, or as they called it "pop". Tableware was several sheets of butcher paper and a plastic fork.

The chicken came piping hot. Forks weren't really necessary. We
all enjoyed the chicken way too much as there were only
2 pieces left! We discussed stopping for dessert on the way home, but no one could find room for it.

Thanks kids, for your hospitality, your great cooking Sarah, and the laughs the past few days.

We will now head home to extremely cold temperatures and possible snow.

Hope to see you soon, you too Josie!

PS Sarah, can I have your recipe for the sweet potato and beef stew?


Flat Creek Farm said...

What a nice visit! Josie is beautiful, and that diner must be awesome. But... Aren't you so glad to be back to Antarctica?? -Tammy

Life is good! said...

yum i would also like that recipe! sounds like a grand trip!

Josie said...

Beef Stew with Bacon, Onion and Sweet Potatoes

1 lb beef for stew cut into 1-inch
1 can beef broth
2 medium sweet potatoes cut into 2-inch chunks
1 large onion cut inot 1 1/2-inch chunks
2 slickes thick-cut bacon, diced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 T. cornstarch
2 T. water

Coat crock-pot with pam. Combine all ingredients, except cornstarch and water in crock-pot. Mix well.
Cover, cook on low 7-8 hrs or on high 4-5 hours. Take out meat and veggies, mix cornstarch and water, stir in cooking liquid and cook 15 mins. Then mix it all back together.

Jackie said...

Looks like you had a great visit...and I'm stealing that recipe. Try to stay warm!


Sara said...

My only disappointment is that you all didn't step up and get dessert! ;)

Josie's a beauty!

Judy Laquidara said...

How neat to get to go to one of the restaurants featured on the show.