Home Grown

Sticking with what I know... most of the time


I’ve come to the realization that when it comes to trying new things, I’m more likely to stick with what I know … at least when it comes to going out to eat at a restaurant. I’m obviously not the only one either.

My dad’s birthday was last Friday, and we all decided to get together to celebrate. We let him pick out where we would eat, and he chose Texas Roadhouse in Sioux Falls. I was glad he did, because that’s one of the few restaurants we’ve eaten at before in Sioux Falls.

With all the different restaurants in Sioux Falls, it’s funny that we don’t try something new when we go, but we always tend to go to the same handful of places we’ve tried before. We know we like them, and for the price of going out to eat, we are always afraid to try something different.

Not only do we always go to the same places, but I always order the same thing. At Texas Roadhouse I don’t even know why I bother looking at the menu. Although there is plenty on the menu to choose from, I know what I want before I even get in the door.

At Texas Roadhouse my go-to meal is always their 6 oz. sirloin with mushrooms, shrimp, Caesar salad and a baked sweet potato with cinnamon and butter. Of course, with all the different add-ons and options, I always forget something and normally, it’s either the mushrooms or the shrimp add-on. Last weekend I forgot the mushrooms, but it was still delicious.

I’ve noticed when I’m working at Grumpy’s, there are quite a few repeat customers who must be the same way. Some don’t even bother with getting a menu and just tell me what they want. Others are like me who get the menu, think about trying something new but, eventually, end up ordering their usual.

I’m not sure why, but for some reason when it comes to eating out, I prefer to stick with what I have tried and know is good. At home it’s a little different though. I do make our favorites more often than not, but I have no problem trying a new recipe when one catches my eye.

This week I’m sharing a crockpot pizza casserole that I recently found and tried. It’s easy to throw together and adjust by adding what you like on your pizza. Enjoy!


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