Thanksgiving in the North Carolina Mountains

We had a wonderful trip to Asheville, NC for the long Thanksgiving weekend, and boy did I need it!  We went to Biltmore on Thanksgiving Day and finally got to see the house and grounds decorated for the holiday season.  IT WAS MAGNIFICENT!!!  In my opinion, Biltmore is one of those must see places.

We stayed in a house at Lake Lure, NC and the weather, for the end of November, really cooperated with highs during the days in the mid 60s.  I love the NC mountains – the fresh crisp air, the views, and the stars look like they’re close enough to touch. We visited the little town of Chimney Rock one day and I was pleased that it had not changed a lick in 40+ years. (Pardon my Southern slang.) We ate lunch at one of the restaurants that had a deck overlooking the river and afterwards, we all went rock hopping. (Climbing or jumping from boulder to boulder in the river without falling in.) The mountain water is really cold, so while getting wet in the summer would be fun… in November – no thank you!  Although we did not make it up the the Chimney Rock State Park for hiking on this trip, there’s always next time.

I also want to let everyone know that a new Sage and Cheddar Cornbread recipe has been posted, thanks to Caroline, on the Jacob’s Two-Cleaver Cornbread Blog.  It looks yummy and I can’t wait to try it!  I absolutely love cheese…

Well now that I’m all rested up, I’m looking forward to getting back to work on my new manuscript.  And I’ll be posting some new seasonal recipes soon, so check back often.