Goooooood Food

Entry #2 – Taco Casa tacos
January 19, 2009, 9:58 pm
Filed under: A dive or joint, Grapevine Area, Mex / Tex-Mex

Taco Casa is fairly new to the Grapevine area.  Actually it is in Colleyville near Glade and Hwy 26 in an old renovated Whataburger building.  Look for the orange and yellow sign.

Very basic tex-mex fast food.  Their tacos may very well be my favorite tacos anywhere, fast food or fancy place.   They stick to the basics here…  Crispy corn shell, meat and cheese.  None of that filler like lettuce or tomato.  Oh, you can find the “supreme” version of their items with the sour cream and black olives and such, but this plain old taco is a good.  The chili burger with cheese is no slouch either.  Those of you who remember Taco Patio from days gone by will remember it as the Gringo Burger with cheese.

An added bonus is that Taco Casa has sweet tea like my great-grandmother, Fairy Tomlinson, used to make.

AND all 4 of us can have a fun time eating out for about $15.


Entry #1 – My Mother-in-Law’s brisket
January 19, 2009, 8:22 am
Filed under: Home Cooked

Brisket aside… If us protestant-types were to ever start “sainting” people, my mother-in-law would be way up at the top of the Power Rankings.  I have never met anyone that serves others from the bottom, actually the whole heart, like she does.

Now, to the brisket… it is always hot, always tender and juicy, and always has just the right amount of sweetness.   It is a very simple food.  She doesn’t trick it up at all.  That would not be her style.

Honestly, I am not sure what she does to her brisket to make is so good.  In fact, I have never even seen her in the act of cooking it.  By the time I get to the family gathering (on our long trek from South Grapevine to North Grapevine), it is already on the back of the stove, covered in foil, so the potato casserole can have a little oven time.  A potato casserole that will have it’s own entry in this log somewhere down the line.

This sounds corny with a capital “K”, but I really think the secret ingredient is L-O-V-E.

My hand (or fork really) at the blogging thing
January 19, 2009, 8:06 am
Filed under: About My Blog

I won’t go on and on about how I thought through starting my own blog and the high level decision making process engaged in order to pick out a blog site to host it, but suffice it to say that it took me minutes to birth this idea.

So, here is what this little slice of internet heaven will be about… Food I like.  That’s pretty much it.  Whether it is home-cooked or restaurant made… white tablecloth or greasy floor… family recipe or mass produced… if it’s good eatin’, it could find it’s way to the my little journal here on the wide wide world of webs.

I am not a food critic, so you won’t find me writing about food I don’t like.   Besides, I am not a writer, so if I am going to be spending any time at all writing about something, I have to be highly interested in it.  So it came down to writing about either a)Jesus, b)being a husband/dad, c)playing guitar, or d)food.  The interweb has plenty of people expressing all kinds of opinions about all these, and food I that don’t like doesn’t meet the one requirement.

All that being said, my opinion is just that, my opinion.  I am not saying any food is the best of it’s kind, only that it is food I like.

I hope you enjoy my ramblings.  I will try to post often. I will also try to include some good grammar and lots of funny in each story.