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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Getting Ready for the Party... the hard way...

If I've ever procrastinated about anything... painting my porch furniture has been it... My friend David gave me a vintage patio table and chairs 5 years ago... it is chippy white and rusting... I love it... but it really needs to be painted...

So about 2 months ago... I bought the paint... but as of today... the paint was still in the can... yep here it is.. a beautiful creamy white... but it doesn't do a lot of good still in the can... and don't forget my trusty little paint trigger gun... that makes the job so much easier...

Sunday morning, bright and early... I decided to paint the porch furniture. It's a mix and match... some white, some black... some... whatever... all are a little rusty... I started... everything upside down first... then upright... spraying away... gosh this is exhausting! Wish Ricky was here... it's must be 1pm... and I'm getting hungry!
and as if on cue... Ricky arrives home... he's been at his Dad's house, working on the backhoe... Ricky's "the man" when farm equipment breaks down...He's also the man at reading my mind... just look what he brought home... If you're not from South Texas... you probably won't go....mmmmmmmmmmmmm...


but if you are... you'll know that Bill Miller's Bar-B-Q is the home of brisket and fried chicken with home fries... yummy... Ricky likes to smother his fries in ketchup... and being a good ole' Texas Boy...
He usually ops for the Brisket Po'Boy... he smothers it in BBQ sauce and adds pickles and onions... I on the other hand much prefer the chicken strips with fries and creamy gravy... I mean... what the heck... if you're going to go... go all the way right!
Me... I like my ketchup on the side so I can dip my fries...
and my gravy on the side so I can dip my chicken strips...
now that's yummy...
and of course... all this delicious South Texas food will be washed down by a great big tall glass of very-very sweet ice tea...
now that I've recharged my batteries... I'd better get back to paintin'...
Rhondi's porch party is tomorrow!
See ya'll then...
Down here in French Lique...

10 comments:

Helen said...

Honestly, I don't know what I would do without my little 'trigger device." I really don't have a porch, just two decks and they don't lend themselves to real decorating. I am going to have fun looking at all the lovely porches tomorrow.

mbkatc230 said...

Can't wait to see the finished furniture! My mouth is watering right now, Bill Miller has the BEST sweet tea, and I love their brisket. Yummy! Kathy

MiMi said...

I'm trying to decide what I want more...the trigger thing...or the bbq!
Macey

prof en retraite said...

Hi Dixie...You are making me hungry! And I am grateful for the tip about the trigger thingy...will try that one out! I've got a headboard to spray paint one of these days!! Have a great week...hugs...Debbie

Keetha Broyles said...

Regional specials like that are THE BEST!!!!

Joy said...

The furnitures looking good.
That lunch looks good. We went to Magnolia today and ate after church. I had Country fried steak. (the jr. portion) and sweet tea. It was good. Had to have my tabasco on it.
I love brisket.

Joy

Candy said...

You are one industrious gal. Kinda like the Energizer Bunny but instead of Duracell you run on B-B-Q.
You have me going for a minute...
had to jump over the Rhondi's blog to check on spelling. I am the world's worst speller and when you wrote Rondi I was worried. But you were probably on a Bill Miller buzz and just skipped over the h.
Can't wait to see your new 'party' porch.

Off to bed,
Candy

trash talk said...

Those trigger guns are the best...keeps the old finger from going numb!
That's the way I like my fries and BBQ, too! Home cut fries mmmm! There is nothing better!
Debbie

Dixie said...

Thanks Candy... all fixed now... must have been that sweet-sweet tea!

off to bed.. I'm finally sleepy.. one more day of vacation tomorrow and then off to work on Tuesday...

hugs.. Dixie

Tara said...

Having recently moved to San Antonio, I had to try Bill Miller BBQ. I had what you had, the chicken tenders, fries and a big ol' sweet tea. I moved here from Georgia (I'm a Texas native but we lived in GA for 3 years because of the Army) and like my sweet tea SWEET and this place was recommended. It was all SO good. I'm definitely going to have to try the brisket as well.