Our lovely and favorite (….and only 😉 ) neighbors invited us to go down to N.C. with them. Their son Hayden goes to Appalachian State College. I love North Carolina…and South Carolina…and Georgia…and Florida…OK anything below the Mason-Dixie line is something I am highly partial to. We left on Friday morning when Mr. Man came back from the firehouse and we headed South…my heart was going pitter patter…my love for the South is endless.
As I mentioned in my previous post (here) I made plenty of food, partially because I want people to like me and food seems to work well for that. Also because, as you know, I have this crazy fear we won’t have enough to eat. WELL….enters Laurie…Laurie is Ian’s gorgeous wife. Ian is Brian’s brother. Brian is our neighbor…the connection! They live in North Carolina and their daughter Sam also went to college at App State (that’s what the cool people call it!). So LAURIE…LAURIE…LAURIE…she made me look like I didn’t cook. She had so much food, I was in awe. My chili was for the tailgating party. But Laurie made a lasagna, for Saturday’s Dinner, that was simply amazing, a fabulous dessert (Matt made sure I got the recipe!) dips, chips, snacks and on and on…She’s my new BFF (which will be news to her if she sees this!)
Matt and I arrived in Boone around 6ish. We decided to treat ourselves to a dinner date. Meaning just the two of us, aaaaahhhh so romantic isn’t it!? Well, truth is the others had already eaten dinner, I saw this cute restaurant and my husband can’t say no to me (that’s what I keep telling him!). I had a Brie BLT. So delicious, the perfect combination of gooey cheese with green apple, crisp bacon and fresh tomatoes. I was in heaven. My chilled glass of chardonnay might have had something to do with it! Matt had a philly cheese sandwich topped with roasted red peppers! His verdict: delicious!
OK enough talking…let me show you some pics!
Well that pretty much covers our lovely and fun weekend. We left on Sunday morning and peacefully made our way back to good Ol’ Indiana. We are very fortunate to have such nice and generous neighbors! It was my first “true” American College Football Game and it was so much fun.
oh and one last thing:
Peace and Love,
Note: I will be sharing Laurie’s amazing cake/dessert/bar/treat very soon!