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Monday Morning Motivation

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Happy Monday Everyone!
Enjoy Your World:-)

Kathiey's Recipe Review...."Fresh Applesauce" Southern Living Magazine Sept. 2011

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Several weeks ago my cooking group The Food, Friendship, and Fabulous Fun Cooking Club had its first official cooking and eating event.  I couldn't wait.  We had all selected recipes to make from Southern Living Magazine the Sept 2011 edition.  I had selected two recipes,  ....a Broccoli, Grape and Pasta  Salad and the Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake found on the cover.  We gathered, food in hand, at Carol's house.   Everything looked great.  So much to sample and so much to enjoy.   I decided to select one recipe from the dozens I had tried that night to make at home for Joe and Erica.  Everything was so good it was hard to choose but I decided to make the Fresh Applesauce....
 ...before I get started let me share our enjoyable evening of great food and new friends....
Carol had 2 tables set and ready.  They were both lovely...
 Below you find an interesting addition to the evening.  Dr. B's wife made a batch of adorable little chocolate mice for our office.  Little did she k…

Kathieys Recipe Review ...."Broccoli, Grape, and Pasta Salad" Southern Living Magazine Sept. 2011

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I love my new cooking club. It forces me to try different cooking techniques and to hopefully learn new things. For last months meeting I chose two recipes to make for our Meetup feast.  I choose Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake and a Broccoli, Grape and Pasta Salad.

All the recipes for the meeting were to be taken from the Southern Living Sept 2011 Edition.  Everyone would choose a recipe, or two, and bring them all together for a food feast. I couldn't wait to get started....I studied the recipe....

Ingredients1 cupchopped pecans1/2 (16-oz.) package farfalle (bow-tie) pasta1 poundfresh broccoli1 cupmayonnaise1/3 cupsugar1/3 cupdiced red onion1/3 cupred wine vinegar1 teaspoonsalt2 cupsseedless red grapes, halved8 cooked bacon slices, crumbledPreparation1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. (I had never baked pecans before...easy:-)2. Prepare pasta according to package di…

Hiking...Rough Ridge Overlook...Blue Ridge Parkway...NC

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One nice thing about living in North Carolina is your ability to get to the beach or the mountains in just a few hours.  I love the beach and the mountains but if I had to choose one it would be the mountains.  Whenever we find ourselves in the Blowing Rock area we have to head to the Blue Ridge Parkway for a bit of hiking and sightseeing.  One of our favorite trails is "Rough Ridge Overlook".  Here are a few of our pics from our little hike into the mountains....















So if you find yourself driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway check out Rough Ridge Overlook, it is beautiful.
Get out and go hiking or take a long walk...
Enjoy Your World:-)

Monday Morning Motivation

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No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived,  what God has prepared for those who love him I Corinthians 2:9 Happy Monday Everyone Enjoy Your World:-)

Restaurant Review...."Foggy Rock Eatery and Pub" Blowing Rock NC

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Happy Anniversary!  
As of Aug Joe and I have been married 35 years.  Wow, long time, (I can't be that old:-)  We decided to head to the mountains to celebrate.  So off we went to one of our favorite towns in North Carolina, Blowing Rock.
Now where should we go for our anniversary dinner?  There are several places to choose from.  We did not have a lot to spend so we considered our options.  As we were driving through town earlier we discovered a new restaurant.  The "Foggy Rock Eatery and Pub"


I went on a few restaurant sites and found mostly praise for the food and service so we decided to give it a try....
We were greeted by a very friendly staff. They said the wait was around 20 minutes.  We decided to head to the bar.  The bartenders were very friendly and helpful.  I ordered a glass of wine, which I sipped contentedly. There are several big screen TV's behind the bar.  If you can't find a seat at the bar there are several tables to choose from.  After an en…