Weekend Getaway

We recently went to Brevard, North Carolina for a long weekend. I forgot that I took some pictures there to post. Maybe it was my husband breaking his hand the day we were to come home that distracted me!

I love the area because they have so many places that sell local products. We love to go to the farmer’s market there. This time we had the vegetable hash with fried egg and bacon. It was super yummy. The addition of butternut squash was unexpected and oh so good.

While the boys were doing their scavenger hunt at the market (a super cute idea by the way) I went back to Wild Indigo and got a blackberry cobbler bar or some other name, whatever it was called it was heavenly. We ate it later when the guys went fishing. By the way, the boys each got a peach for finishing their scavenger hunt!

Even better than going to the market was enjoying a quiet date night dinner. My parents took the boys to their favorite place, Big Mike’s for pizza. Josh and I went next door to The Phoenix.

The restaurant is a farm to table establishment, meaning they use local food supplies. They have tapas which is a great way to try many things. We had shrimp with a tomato sauce, artichokes provencal and calamari. It was all so good. And to finish it all off we had a poached pear in a vanilla cream sauce and a broiled peach with goat cheese (similar to the one I HAD to make again and recently posted).

To finish off our date night we headed to Food Matters Market. I love to go to offbeat local markets and this one is great! They have local products and a wide array of natural and organic goods. We stocked up on beer, cocoa nibs, pretzels and a few other things.

Saturday night we cooked the trout the boys caught that morning. I am not a huge trout fan, but it actually was pretty good!

A trip to Brevard is not complete without a trip to Dolly’s Dairy Bar. They have the BEST homemade ice cream. Sean and Ewan went with my parents while Josh, Jack and I were at the ER. We had to take Jack before he would let us leave town since we promised him some ice cream earlier!

So there you have it, the family ate well in the mountains. If you ever get a chance, you must visit Brevard (just don’t break your hand going down Sliding Rock)!

5 thoughts on “Weekend Getaway

  1. Liz

    Your weekend was certainly a whirlwind of events. I love it that the boys caught trout, it’s nice to feed on what you caught. I love local markets too. They always have a lot of fresh produce. That farm to table concept is a very good way of boosting local economy and its also a way of giving back to the community. I hope you enjoyed your date night. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

  2. Liz

    Oh by the way, can you kindly change your settings so that the links open in another window. Otherwise now i had to click back and forth from the link back to your blog. Thanks. I hope I’m not asking for too much! Best wishes!

    1. MamaD1xx4xy Post author

      I have changed the settings to open a new window. Let me know if it works though. I use my iPad nearly all the time and on here it still opens in the same window. There are many things with WordPress that work differently with an iPad and the support forums aren’t as helpful for that.
      By the way just made the corn and ham muffins to go with soup tonight, can’t wait to try one!

  3. Liz

    Hi i have tried it but it still opens in the same window. This is what I do on a laptop
    1. I highlight the text I want to add a link to.
    2. I click the insert link button and when the window opens I check on the box below that says open link in new window.
    I don’t know if this is the same in an IPad. Try and let me know if it worked for you!!


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