Chateaubriand with Bordelaise sauce

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Wow! This recipe tastes as enchanting as it sounds. The French have a way with food and sauces that can’t be beat. Combine the Chateaubriand with the potato soufflé and top both with this rich yet elegant Bordelaise sauce and you’ll think you are in the south of France. Choose your wine to match. You won’t even need dessert because you’ll be delightfully satisfied.

The French sure know how to enjoy eating.

The AppleBarn Restaurant in The Smoky Mountains

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The setting is perfect for these restaurants and shops. They were built right beside the Little Pigeon River and we can hear the water running over the tops of big rocks there. There are trees and birds all over the property. The big country store has anything you can imagine with apples on it or in it and even apples themselves to buy. A new fun store has hard cider with many different flavors to try. After eating your meal you can find the candy and ice cream stores very satisfying too. Have fun and make it an evening not just a meal.

Spicy Fried Pork Chops/Hot Peppers

 

 

Last Summer one of my Ohio friends, Joy Limbach, gave me these hot peppers from her garden. They are called Scotch Bonnet and hotter than blazes! It only takes one for a pot of chili and two if you’re very brave. I used as many as I could when I first got them and then put them in the freezer. I had forgotten about them until today. I was fixing pork chops for dinner and decided I’d put the peppers in the oil while I fried them. Just in case the freezer had taken away some of the heat I used three! Then I made gravy from the dripping to pour over the rice. These peppers should maybe come with a warning!! No heat had escaped during the freezing of these peppers. I had to open all the windows and doors, put on my glasses and if I had a gas mask I would have used it! But my family raved about the delicious chops!! This was a great way to use these peppers and I will do it again. Warning… DO NOT EAT THE COOKED PEPPERS!!   Throw them away..🔥