Friday, December 18, 2009

Family Thanksgiving

The girls and Steve and I went to OKC for Thanksgiving. It was the girls' first time to OKC and the first time meeting a large group of O'Dell's. They handled it pretty well. Sarah, Emily and Cassidy made friends pretty quickly.

My girls got to be a part of the annual "Spoons up" ritual.
All the girl cousins together in one spot.
Debbie, Chris, Dad (looking mighty handsome) and Agnella. Such beautiful smiles.
Emily and Sarah got Kenny figured out pretty quick. "Let me Go, you Goof!"
I think Santa was feeling a little claustrophobic when the girls had a shopping day.
We got to help trim the tree at Dad's house. The girls had a blast. Agnella let them put things wherever they wanted. (I think Grandma enjoyed spoiling the girls for a few days.)

We had a wonderful time, it was over too soon and we can't wait to go back.
Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Best Fried Chicken in the USA

I went to Oklahoma City to visit my family for Thanksgiving. I find it only fitting that my first post about my trip be devoted to Eischen's Bar. My great-grandmother has passed away so I can safely say Eischen's makes the best fried chicken in the country, dare I say world?

Eischen's is in Okarchee, Oklahoma. A good 30 minute drive from the city. Well worth the trip as evidenced by the huge crowds and long waits for a table. The menu is simple. Waiters appear and ask not "What can I get you?" but(insert southern drawl here) "How many chicken's ya want?"

Appetizers are served.

Your side dish is next. (Vegetables are very important for a healthy body).

And the main course!

This made a believer of my kids and even my husband who strongly dislikes chicken and fried foods. After I dismembered the chicken so it didn't resemble poultry he said, and I quote, "I have to admit it's good chicken." which I'll interpret as "Eischen's, the best fried chicken in the USA."