Sunday, June 6, 2021

The Texas Kids Annual Visit – Part 1

After missing last year due to Covid-19, we have all been excited about the annual visit from Kathy and her girls, except this time with a twist – the girls all brought a boyfriend.  When we built our house on the lake, this is exactly what we had in mind and we are thrilled that the grandkids, who are now adults, still want to come visit with us.

Katelyn, the oldest, and her fellow came in on Saturday from a nine person college friends trip to Glacier NP.  For Sat evening we cooked a reverse seared coulette (sirloin cap, picanha) with broccoli casserole and salad.  

I forgot the finished pics but the roast was very tasty and looked just like this.

Then on Sunday we had the same sides to go with grilled pork tenderloin topped with Cherry, Basil Salsa using the recipe from FreshMarket to which Bev added a little mango. The meat and salsa were both delicious – the pork was pulled at 138F and went up to a light pink and juicy 143F.

Next night, it was burritos using the leftover beef and pork.

Since the other five visitors showed up the menu has been.

Spaghetti & meatballs with focaccia bread & salad.

Sausage hashbrown & southwestern grits casseroles then meatloaf ala Katelyn.

Leftover casseroles then chicken & broccoli stir fry ala Lauren.

Eggs then burgers, dogs and fried potatoes cooked crispy in the cast iron pot.

Kinda seems like we are running a restaurant.

This gets us thru Friday and more to come later.

Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them and the blue words are links.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


5/29 - 6/4/21 event dates


  1. I really love to read your posts and my first big smile was the facts the kids love to visit. I would to with all that 5 star restaurant quality food you cook, this look delicious as always,

  2. So much good food and such good times with family. That's what makes the world go round.

  3. Larry, Great that the grandkids still come to visit! You do run one hell of a restaurant, that's for sure. Lots of variety on your menu... That beef cap roast looks amazing... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  4. That's cool with all the kids there, great with the lake and all the good food! You are lucky to have them all, enjoy!

  5. I have a feeling you are all so happy to have them there with you! I imagine you are also enjoying feeding them all tasty grub too.

  6. This does sound like you are running a restaurant but with a lot of love. 😀


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