Saturday, November 15, 2008


Once a year, Judy and I take my Mom up to Pigeon Forge, TN to make her advance Thanksgiving Dinner Reservations at the Applewood Farmhouse Grill. She is very old fashioned and does not believe she can accomplish the same thing over the phone!

I pointed out to her this time that all she has to do is request seating in the Fireside Dinning Room. I think I saw a light come on, as she looked up at the side on the doorway to the dinning she favors. The other dinning areas in the restaurant have different names and, therefore, different signs hanging above their entrances.

She tried the phone one year and ended up in the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant, which is a few hundred feet further down into the Applewood area. The restaurant is several years older and she has always preferred to have her “wonderful” Thanksgiving Dinner in the Grill, and in the “Fireside” dinning room. However, until today, she did not know they had specific names that she could request and be sure of her seating.

However, going up once a year does give us an excuse to eat and enjoy the day
together. If for nothing more, we may drive the 115 mile round trip next year. Who cares?

Today, Judy and Mom had a traditional vegetable plate, while I could not get the “fried bologna” sandwich out of my mind. I wanted the chicken livers, then I wanted vegetables, then I wanted the catfish, and then…heck, I wanted everything they had! I ordered the sandwich and appeased my watering mouth with a couple apple fritters slathered in apple butter!

I was all beautiful…as food is to me!


~Fathairybastard~ said...

It all sounds wonderful. We have a place here that sounds similar. My mom has always loved to go to the Stragecoach Inn in Salado for special lunches, like Mothers Day, or just whenever she gets the hankerin'. It's an old Stagecoach stop on the Chisum Trail, and has a history that includes stops by all sorts of famous folks. Their place mats tell the story. They make some amazing fried catfish and chicken fried steak, and I love to eat a LARGE portion of their hush puppies. If y'all ever get down this way, I'll hook you up. Your ladies look beautiful, as usual. tell 'em I said hey!

doggybloggy said...

how nice...and even nicer that she now knows the designated areas

~Fathairybastard~ said...

That's a damned good picture of Judy.

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