We went out to see WOTW, picked up some tomatoes and a Decker melon at a farmstand (light dinner this hot day) and came home to FOUR PAGES of helpful hints. At least they turned out to be that, with all the little sidelights, etc. on the pages, as I know only how to print these messages with the "Print Screen" button.
All the suggestions are MUCH appreciated, and I’ll take time now to click on all the references you were so kind as to supply. Those took a LOT of time, I know, and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all these.
And you didn’t have to seek out something for every "like" I mentioned—I just wanted to be sure you knew that we’re VERY up for most anything within reason, like almost anything, except me and seafood, but I always have a good meal with the coleslaw or salad or other sides, so we have that often, but not here (Heartland) as readily as the abundance in your area.
We’re just not upscale dining people, except for really special occasions, and something in the realm of French Laundry would be out of the question.
Thank you both again.
PS—Our son is in post-graduate studies, is in his mid-twenties and has been on his own for quite some time, though we and his grandparents all send him a little extra now and then as we’re quite proud of his work and his grades and his being just such a sweet guy with good goals and good morals. He just got back from two years working in Brazil, and is just very careful with his budget.