Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Like To Eat ? Try This.
A little over a week or so I was visiting family in North Alabama. Around lunch my brother told me he wanted to take us to a good place to eat. We rode out in the country for about 20 minutes and turned down a dirt road out in the middle of farm country. The only sign marking the location was the one you see here.
We rode down the dirt road about half a mile and turned into a small gravel drive way and into an unpaved parking lot, all carved out of a wooded area.
Turns out the restaurant and small shop inside is run by a family in the local Mennonite community
As we walked up the small gardens had rocks with messages printed on them
The front porch had hand made rocking chairs for sale
We walked in and sat down at one of the large country style dining tables and waited for someone to take out drink order.
As we waited I saw shelves with home made jams and crafts for sale as well as hand made quilts
It was buffet style, as I walked up it was like going back in time, all farm fresh vegetables, field peas cooked with ham, butter beans, greens, squash etc. all cooked in a country kitchen.
Fresh cream style corn was sooo good.
For meat there was fried chicken, smoked ham and meatloaf.
mashed potatoes, gravely, rice
Fresh bread was also available and a good salad bar.
After I had ate till I was about to burst I discovered the desert table. Notice the ice cream churn in the counter, it was fresh churned vanilla to go with home made cobbler, peach and blueberry also was banana pudding, bread pudding and all kinds of fresh fruit toppings and preserves. I thought I was going to die.
Posted by Duke at 10:47