Spring is nearly here, can you feel it? We survived February and I’m quite looking forward to a new month. I wasn’t feeling up to full strength much of the month due to a cold that wouldn’t go away. Add in digestive issues and it just wasn’t a fun food month. It was survival mode for a while, keep the boys fed and don’t fall asleep during the day! I’m finally feeling close to 100% and looking forward to another In My Kitchen roundup with our lovely hostess Maureen at The Orgasmic Chef.
In my kitchen, before I got sick Valentine’s weekend, I managed to whip up some gingerbread love shacks. We didn’t get around to making gingerbread houses for Christmas so I figured some love shacks for Valentine’s Day would be perfect. They were great, just the right size. It’s a new cookie cutter, nice and small. Each house is pretty much a single serving, the boys were thrilled with these.
Over Memorial Weekend we went to Brevard, North Carolina to enjoy the White Squirrel Festival. It is a family tradition now as we have been several years in a row. We stay with my parents at their house in the mountains and have so much fun.
This year we had some fun new food finds over the weekend, unfortunately I didn’t capture them all. I forgot to get pictures from the taco food truck or the food we ate from there. What can I say, I was too busy enjoying it to bother!
Our big dessert find was Sunshine Sammies. They make heavenly ice cream sandwiches. The ice cream is homemade as are the cookies. This is a food truck based out of Asheville, I plan on hunting it down again!
We tried only two of the flavors, but they were wonderful. The cookies and cream ice cream on chocolate cookies was easier to eat as the cookies were not frozen rock solid. The cookie dough ice cream on chocolate chip cookies was also great, but the cookies were very frozen and a little trickier to eat, not that it stopped us!
We also finally got to Oskar Blues Brewery. It is only a couple of miles from the house, almost stumbling distance if not for the busy road! Josh and my dad had a wonderful time tasting beers here.
It is a great place, both child and dog friendly! The boys enjoyed riding big wheels and playing games while the grown ups enjoyed drinking beer. They don’t serve food, so if you go plan to bring something along. You are more than welcome to bring in any outside food you wish.
So if you are in the Asheville/Brevard area give these places a try. They were a hit with our family!