Friday, September 29, 2017

Blessed With Good Timing

I'm not sure why, but my backlog of posting material has dried up and I had to hunt for a picture on my phone to have something to write about. I guess with school in session, oldest in a new school and the youngest in preschool part of the day, I've just been busy with family, and that is a good thing.

We did take another foodie road trip this past weekend to a restaurant half the state away from us which we have seen featured a couple of times on our local PBS station. I think I wrote about it on here earlier when we attempted to eat at it last time only to find the town was having a festival in progress and the restaurant was closed for the duration. Although the selections here were fairly typical of a local American restaurant, it was mostly prepared with local ingredients. There were lots of burger type meals but I ended up selecting the lamb and feta tacos with yogurt sauce. Very delicious.

I don't recall having written about this before but our family is blessed with good timing. I can't add up the number of times we have arrived somewhere only to have hordes show up after us forming long lines. This was no exception. We got there after one (they close at two) thinking we would avoid the noontime rush. We did and there were only a few other tables occupied when we entered. By the time we received our food, every table was occupied and others were ordering food to go. I don't know why or where this blessing of timing came from but I have never regretted it for a second.


Kelly said...

That's a good looking plate of food! I'll take your word that it that it was tasty since I've never been a great fan of lamb/mutton.

I hope the children are both adjusting to and enjoying their new schools and routines.

BrightenedBoy said...

That good timing is a gift, indeed.

By the way, I was just reading the comment you left on my page about how moving often in childhood gave you constant opportunities for reinvention. So true. That was something I enjoyed about frequent moving as well.

ErinFromIowa said...

Yum! What restaurant? I agree with comment above regarding moving/reinvention. I like to say I have lived everywhere... in Iowa. ;)

Bob said...

That does look scrumptious. My daughter loves to cook and then take pictures of her work! She would definitely approve of this one.

Leigh said...

Oh my, that looks good. And that's definitely a blessing with your timing! Seems like the hand of Providence is on your side!

Susan said...

That looks delicious! We may be distantly related, as I seem to have the same good timing. I often thought of hiring myself out, as every time I go someplace, throngs come in right afterward! We could be a marketing phenomena!

Ed said...

Kelly - Lamb isn't my first choice as well especially eaten plain but when in taco form, it was very delicious.

BrightenedBoy - I'm still reading about your journey and enjoying it.

Erin - It was the Salted Fork in Solon, Iowa.

Bob - I take pictures when something appears especially attractive but most of the food I cook at home isn't picture worthy.

Leigh - I'm terribly unlucky on many aspects of my life but timing hasn't been one of them.

Susan - If I could tweek this blessing just a bit, I would wish the throngs come just as I was leaving!