Reviews – Grace Restaurant/BT Walk

Friday night we drove out to Fort Worth and spent the night there in order to attend a special event on Saturday morning.  Taking the concierge’s recommendation, we went to a really nice dinner at a restaurant near the hotel called Grace.  If you ever find yourself in Fort Worth and in need of a dinner that is delicious, seasonal and a little on the fancy side, we highly recommend it.  (And we apologize in advance for the low-light, low-quality photos — still a little shy to bring out the big, good camera at a restaurant). Continue reading “Reviews – Grace Restaurant/BT Walk”

Weekly Menu (Nov. 6)



  • Roasted Chicken, Lemon Pasta, Sauteed Zucchini


  • Chilis Rellenos (with leftover chicken), Refried Beans, Avocado


  • Thawed Meatballs and Sauce, Spaghetti


  • Dinner Out with Lakeway Chad


  • Shrimp with Orzo Pasta
  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Veggies


  • Homemade Pizza Night!

Moo Shoo Pork (with leftover pork)

The other night, Dan grilled 2 GIANT pork chops, and we needed a good recipe for the leftovers.  We consulted one of our most-used cookbooks for week-night cooking, “The Best 30 Minute Recipe,” and found a great one.  I’ve never tried Moo Shoo Pork from a Chinese restaurant, so I wasn’t quite sure how it would turn out.  But the ingredients looked good and we liked that it seemed really easy, so we decided to give it a shot.  Plus the name sounds funny.

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{Spooky} Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

For Halloween this year, we wanted to make something that could be cooked ahead of time and would be easy to eat in between answering the door to hand out candy.  We ultimately decided to make gumbo, which Dan hadn’t made in quite a while (and we’ll be honest, the last batch wasn’t our favorite).  Maybe it was a better recipe, or more cooking experience between this night and the prior gumbo, but our Spooky Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo was delicious!  So good that we’re considering having this gumbo be our new Halloween tradition.  Continue reading “{Spooky} Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo”