Fine Dining at the Redneck Grill

Ya’ might remember that my hubby and I are misplaced Rednecks,

adjusting to the life of city-slickers.

We’re learning to enjoy best of both worlds,

so I coined the phrase City-Slickin’ Rednecks.

City-slicking life has  traffic, horn-honking commutes and a  rapid pace.

It takes a lot of energy to live in the city.  Some find it exhilarating.  I find it exhausting.

We look for ways to unwind at the end of long days.

We dig deep into our Redneck roots to find ways to stay relaxed while

surviving and thriving the city-slickin’ life.

You might remember fire relaxes our family.  So does food.

I toldja’ how to make a Redneck Breakfast.

So food AND fire is a sure-fire way to unwind after work.

Especially when the chef is so good-lookin’.  He’s cookin’ and smilin’.

I sat and read a book. I was smilin’ ‘cuz I didn’t have to make dinner.

Beef.  It’s what’s for dinner if hubbster is cookin’.

Scott has perfected grilling over charcoal and  wood coal fire so he cooks steaks medium rare to perfection,

testing by only touching the steak with his fork.   He’s amazing.

Because I’ve finally convinced my husband that steak alone isn’t a meal

and that potato chips do not count as a vegetable,

we had a salad.

We even bring this salad to baseball games with pre-cooked chicken when  we’re tired of either

being hungry or don’t want to eat  another hamburger grilled in lard.

The final product.

Outdoor dining at it’s finest.

Yes, that embellishment is a Bleeding Heart.

No, I didn’t eat it.

Photo: Having a cow

Another night we grilled outside,

my son-in-Law, Aaron took this picture and titled his Facebook post

 “Having a Cow.”

Yea, totally having a cow.

I can’t believe he ate the whole thing.

Wait, yes I can!

When life is fast and furious,

you have to learn to unwind.

But if we only sought physical relaxation, we would still be lacking.

The Lord Jesus patterned for us the way to  unwind.


Matthew 14:23

“And when he had sent the multitudes away,

he went up into a mountain apart to pray:

and when the evening was come, he was there alone.”


I’ve heard the saying,

“If you don’t come apart,

you’re going to come apart.”

We need to come apart from the busyness of our lives,

but come into  the presence of the Lord.

Don’t just feast on beef,

feast on the Word of God.

It’s what’s for dinner.

10 thoughts on “Fine Dining at the Redneck Grill

  1. mary mac

    I love the city slicken’ red-necks! I just got back from vacation home, and nothing makes me feel more like a red-neck then comin’ back to the city. We are escaping to the mountains this weekend to cook some cow over and open flame!

    1. Momma Mindy Post author

      Hoping to see you soon! Loved visiting your adorable SIL in Idaho and seeing a Redneck in her natural surroundings! 🙂 LOVED the country home. Sigh. Back to traffic, sirens, barking dogs and listening neighbors…

    1. Momma Mindy Post author

      That’s why I don’t keep a baseball bat anywhere NEAR my computer. Have had SO many technical problems lately, part of the reason blogging hasn’t been going so well. Have been missing you, dear sister, and praying for you. We are living similar on different continents and I often wonder what you would say about something I’m going through. Would love to be in touch through email.
      Blessings to you!

  2. Andi

    I love any post with “redneck” in the title. Wonder why?
    And that steak looks DELISH! Alas, it’s been too hot to enjoy food around these parts lately. Unless it is junk food. And that seems to result in strange dimples on my thighs. Thoughts?

    1. Momma Mindy Post author

      Just wear longer shorts, they cover up the dimples. No WAY I’m giving up junk food…

      Yea, much harder to cook a decent meal when the weather is so warm and it says “just sit and sip tea and eat popsicles and devour chocolate…nobody wants dinner anyway”…

  3. Christy

    I LOVE IT!!! I can sooo relate!!! I got a portable fire pit for my birthday and I couldn’t be more thrilled – BEST PRESENT EVER!!!!!! I will remember to tell my husband that chips are NOT a vegetable but I’m not sure he’ll believe me 😉

    1. Momma Mindy Post author

      Yea, hubbies can be a little challenging at times, but don’t give up…notice mine was eating salad? A miracle to be sure. Thanks for dropping by!

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