Tuesday, October 26, 2010

If you change it's name is it ok to eat for Breakfast????

I grew up in a house where it is ok to eat deserts for breakfast...actually anytime after a holiday:  Thanksgiving, Christmas you knew you were going to eat desert for breakfast.

Well to be honest with you, I did not know that this was actually a desert.  A good friend sent me the recipe, and I thought it was a muffin.  The flour amount was not included so I made this up, untill I got a muffin consistency.  But isn't a muffin and a cupcake the same consistency?

Enjoy this receipe, I am attaching the link, it is from a Rachel Ray magazine.  I did not make the icing, and actually did not even use an icing.  Another good reason this is a muffin and not a cupcake, and ok to eat for breakfast.



I also had no idea, the cream cheese mixture was considered a cheesecake.  I only made a cheesecake once, and I did not recall the recipe.

These are before the are baked...to find out what they look like after you will have to make them, or ask my mom how delicious they are!

Next time:  I think I would make mini muffins, and put less batter at the bottom, so that the cream cheese mixture is more at the bottom.  But don't we always fill the pan too much???

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Blackberry Farm Part 2

As I had said the trip was amazing and first class all the way...from when you thought you would like a drink..it was there...to bug spray for the mosquitos....it was there...I am a worrier, and while I was here I was able to not real;y worry at all...Well I worried about what was for dinner????

The scenery of TN was also just as nice, and helped make the trip great!!!

We biked around Cades Cove, in the Smokey Mountains..

We even saw a bear!

Took a bike ridee around the property..however it was a little hilly for us...

You got around the property by golf cart...or by a lexus!!!

There were such nice hiking trails!!!

The wildlife we saw!!

The pool was beautiful and quiet..I wonder if it is heated in the fall?

I am ready to go back!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Summmer is over!!!

Well it has been a great summer!!!  Mr. P and I went on our best trip yet, to Blackberry Farm, located in Walland, TN.  We ate, relaxed by the pool, ate, went hiking, ate, biked around the Smokey Mountains, ate, read some good books, and lastly ate. 

Breakfast was amazing...you could pick whatever you wanted off the menu.  So we could just not pick one dish..we normally picked three or four.  Some of the dishes we ordered:  Biscuts and sausage gravy, Biscuts and sorghum butter, pancakes, herb omelette, homemade breakfast sausage, bacon.  Even the picnic breakfast that was prepared for us to take on our bike ride was amazing....it consisted of:  homemade granola, yogurt, pastries, fruit, and fruit salad...and this is just breakfast.

Lunch was also included everyday, and was something that we looked forward to.  You got to pick an appetizer, entree, and desert from the prescribed menus.  However you also always got some bonus appetizer each day:  fried blackeyed peas, pepper and onion salad with homemade cheese from blackberry farm, or grilled squash.  The best part about lunch was that it was southern BBQ at the finest:  Fried pork cheek sandwiches, BBQ which included ribs, pork, and beef with corn on the cob, and of course coleslaw.  I was hoping that there was going to be a peach desert and on the last day I was so happy to have a peach galette with peach sorbet.  Oh, and another favorite desert, how did I almost forget, was the Chocolate peanut butter Pie, with a root beer float on the side...delish

Mr. P never ordered desert...so I always advised he wanted his cookies to go!!!!

I must not forget, I had an Arnold Palmer everyday...lemonade mixed with the special iced tea of the day!!!

Mr. P and I were expecting this to be a great foodie trip, but we really had no idea how great it actually would be!!!  Dinner every night was formal, and very elegant.  The guys must wear jackets, and ladies must where dresses or something on level with a jacket.  Dinner every night had many, many courses, and we were in total luxury.  Our favorite dishes were the cheese plate, Mint desert dish, Decaf iced tea--brewed just for me, egg and grits, Beet salad, and there were a lot of other fancy dishes..unfortuantely we just really enjoyed them and did not remember the names, or take photos!

This was a trip of a lifetime, and was worth every penny...I definitely want to go back!!!!!!!