I Won!!

I won at Tinker Arts' Sharing HeART! I can't believe it. Thanks so much, Tink.

These flowers were on our altar Sunday in memory of Red Segars and Jerry Rushton.

Once again I'm having to sit...man, am I tired of this. This time I've pulled or pinched something in my knee. It is better today, but yesterday I thought I could use the treadmill...nope, that was the WRONG thing to do. Well, let's see...the blood pressure is going steadily down...so something NEW had to happen.

The women of my church met at Shotgun's Restaurant for lunch to honor Pat Steward who was in town for a visit. Shotgun's is a barbecue place, newly renovated and re-opened with new owner, Rhett Warren. In Texas we specialize in beef barbecue, although we also serve chicken and pork. Side dishes include boiled cabbage, pinto beans, okra, and blackberry cobbler.

We had a great time and it was really well attended!

Late yesterday afternoon John came back up to get his eyes checked, and we took him back to Stephenville to his apartment. His car has developed some transmission problems which we hope to have fixed soon.

Here's today's St. Valentine's Day recipe. Got this from our newspaper not long ago.

Pecan Tossies

Mini shells:
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 3-oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 cup flour

In a small bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese. Mix in flour to form a stiff dough. Divide into 24 balls, about 1-inch each. Press each ball into the greased well of a mini-muffin tin to form shells. Set aside.

2 eggs
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup shopped pecans
1/4 cup melted butter

In a medium bowl, beat eggs with fork; add brown sugar, melted butter, and vanilla, stirring to incorporate. Add nuts. Fill shells and bake at 350˚F for 20 to 25 minutes.

Yield: 24 tarts.

For those of you out there that might be trivia buffs, here's a bit of information:

The Pecan tree is the Texas state tree.
Other state things:
Fish...Guadalupe bass
Fruit...Red Grapefruit

For more Texas info...check tomorrow


Mrs. Goodneedle said…
I want to eat lunch at Shotgun's, it looks great!
Kentucky Gal said…
Pass me a brisket sandwich please and all the trimmin's too!! Oh and that glass of sweet tea that lady is drinkin' has done made me thirsty!!
Ohhhh and I have many, many pictures of the bluebonnets from my 5 year stay in TEXAS!!
Susie said…
Do you suppose they'll have Texas trivia questions at our Trivia Fun night??
If so, I'll be set.
Your BBQ lunch sounds real good!
Sheila said…
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Sheila said…
Sorry to hear about your knee
Sioux, but good news about your BP.
Looks like you ladies had a good time at lunch..
Michelle said…
congrats on your win and thanks for the recipes!
Morning Glory said…
Congratulations on your win!
Dawn said…
I love eating out with a bunch of lady friends!

What a beautiful bouquet!

And yummy recipe.
PEA said…
Woohoo! Congratulations on winning one of the draws...hasn't this all been sooo much fun? hehe

Sorry to hear about your knee...I always say when one thing gets better another thing has to go wrong...I see it's the same for you! lol I do hope it won't bother you for much longer!

Those flowers are just gorgeous! Seems like you were all having a fun time at Shotgun's...love the name! lol All the food you mentioned is not something we usually cook over here...I'll just have to go to Texas one day:-)

Loved the trivia also!! Hugs xox
Alix said…
I'm happy to hear you won one of the Share the HeART drawings, Sioux!

I'm sorry about your knee. Isn't it frustrating when you are so ready to do something...and then you body refuses to cooperate? I hope you heal quickly.

Loved hearing about the luncheon at Shotgun's (cool name!) That menu sounds great! And, no, I'm not going to say one word about N.C. BBQ v. Texas BBQ. I like it no matter how it's made!

I had heard about bluebonnets and have seen some lovely pictures of them. I've very partial to blue flowers anyway. Everytime I hear mention of armadillos, I think of that dreadful groom's cake in "Steel Magnolias." Do you remember that? LOL!
Kathleen Marie said…
Ohhh... I LOVE Texas Pecans. We had some pheasant hunters come up to our farm in Nebraska years ago and my hubby showed them around and the sent us 20bls of pecans. It was AWESOME! I LOVE pecan pie. My grandma was from Dallas and could make a mean pie! Ha!

Oh, love your art cards! Beautiful! Congrats to the winners!

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