Steak N My Heart

Steak N My Heart

Lee and I met on February 15, 2005. Since then, we’ve never gone out to celebrate Valentine’s┬áDay. Instead, she and I celebrate what we affectionately refer to as our Valenversary. It’s great because we’ve never had a problem securing a reservation for the day after Valentine’s.

This year, we wanted to do something completely different. Lee and I love steak, and we wanted to try a steakhouse neither one of us had been to previously. At the recommendation of friends, we tried Rococo Steak in St. Petersburg. It was, simply put, amazing. My steak was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had, and Lee’s was even better.

The service at the restaurant was impeccable and the overall ambiance was comfortable (albeit different). Still, if you’re looking for great steak in the Tampa Bay area, Rococo is a can’t miss.

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As for our anniversary, it’s been an amazing thirteen years.┬áThirteen years ago, I was aflutter in chaos and personal darkness. I was perhaps as far away from God as I’d ever been in my life. Yet in that darkness, God found me and blessed me with a shimmer of light and introduced me to the woman I would go on to marry.

We were both burdened with a sense of broken. We were both meandering through life, aware of who God is, but not in any particular hurry to get back to Him. I firmly believe God used Lee to steer me back to His gracious protection and vice versa.

Thirteen years ago tonight I was greeted on a blind date with an amazing smile and a surprisingly firm handshake. Looking back, I am so lucky and blessed Lee firmly grabbed my heart and decided to never let go because she has saved me in so many ways.

133/365 Meaty Momma

After an early morning across the bay for my daughter’s soccer games (yes, plural), we decided to take Patsy out for Mother’s Day a night early. Rather than flowers or store-bought gifts, we have a constructive present for my mother-in-law planned for Sunday. So, following a shower and a nap, Patsy, Lee, the kids, and I piled into the truck and headed out to Remington’s Steakhouse.

In related news, I love me some steak.

066/365 Grill Master

We’ve been fans for some time now of the Pick Three Sides menu item at Ruby Tuesdays, where you pick three veggies as your meal and then compliment it with the salad bar. Our favorite item by far has been the grilled zucchini, and tonight Lee and I decided to give it a try at home.

After a quick stop at Publix for some round steak and veggies, I fired up the grill. Lee cut the veggies (zucchini, carrots, and mushrooms), mixed them up with some balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and a pinch of seasoned salt.

After about 30 minutes on the grill, they were ready for consumption, and – if I do say so myself – blew away Ruby Tuesday’s.