Every time I come to visit my grandparents we dine at the Peppermill. The restaurant is somewhat of a hidden gem – it’s not glamorous and attracts an older crowd, but the food is quite good and the homemade desserts are worth going for alone!
My grandmother always orders an Old Fashioned. I discovered in recent years that I LOVE bourbon, but I never order it myself. So tonight it seemed appropriate. This is definitely my new favorite liquor drink (well, maybe behind a Cosmo)
Dinner comes with a side salad. I had dip-the-fork-in bleu cheese dressing –
For dinner I ordered the lobster tails with parmesan zucchini and squash, lemon and butter. I did a little butter dipping, but I thought the lobster tasted great on its own (probably because it had already been brushed with a little…). I also had half a roll, which I ate with dinner instead of before to savor it more.
As I said, the Peppermill always has two desserts that are made by a woman there daily. They are always great. I was planning to “save up” dessert the first days of our trip so I could order one tonight, but I suppose I’ve already had my share of desserts thus far! But I couldn’t resist and split one with my uncle – it was the perfect portion. I was hoping they had the Coconut Creme Pie that I had at Christmas, but the Banana Creme was a great replacement. I also had a taste of my grandparents’ Lemon Shortcake, which was even better!
Dinner in North Carolina
In the spirit of the earlier curiousity, the husband writes:
“I walked to the grocery store and got some shrooms, peppers, and beef for a stir fry. Here it is, my mountain of veggies and beef! I used a peeler on the carrots to get them real ribbony. It’s delicious!”
From the blackberry –
Guess he’s got me beat on eating healthy today!!
This afternoon my mom and I went walking again and then I took a nap!! I hate sleeping and am not a napper, but it was a fun change on vacation 🙂 We also rummaged through the house for treasures. My grandmother is sending me home with lots of cool things for the house – vases, glasses, spoons, blue glass, linens, framed photos, and even her painted broomstick garden! (I’ll explain when it gets back to Charlotte and displayed in our yard.)
Looks like rain tomorrow 😥