Bill V, Dawn T & I were just teasing you. You did not come anywhere close to being in trouble. You’re just going to have to redouble your efforts on that score!
Oh, And, DT, I think I know just exactly
what that “something funny” was that you were thinking of
Y'see, Bill, I don't think you could be as bad as we are!
Mellow, I am thinking that it really may
have been a Chili’s at DFW. Back in the mid-80’s, it would have had several locations in the DullAss region, but was not yet the giant mediocre chain it is now. Papa, I too remember when Chili’s was a single restaurant in Dallas ~ it opened in 1975 at at Greenville & Melody. Larry Lavine started it, and his parent’s owned the locally famous LouAnn’s on Greenville Ave., and when they closed it, he opened the Kitty Hawk in the LouAnn’s location which only lasted for about a year (I worked there for a short while). Then he & his Kitty Hawk partner opened the first Chili’s. Contrary to its name, Chili’s was mainly a burger place back then, but they did have an excellent chili that could be ordered by the bowl or on a burger. The burger was “Chili’s Trip”, and also had caramelized onions on it. YUM! It’s no longer on the now-giant-chain’s menu, but if you ask for it, they will make it. Oh And, yes, my Mother's friend Steve (RIP) was a hoot! He had a great sense of humor (if that isn’t already obvious) besides being a great Texas/Southern cook. I have a copy of his cookbook & I treasure it.
Joe, your dip sounds divine. I think it would make an awesome salad dressing!
Bdtn, I love celery root or celeriac as it is also called. It is not the root of the kind of celery that is commonly known. It has totally replaced potatoes when I make a pot roast & bake root veggies to go with. & I have done a ½ & ½ mashed potatoes & celeriac dish; it is really good.