Why Me?: Gluten Free

One of my very best friends from college, Katy,  just recently celebrated the first year anniversary of being Gluten Free. She, much like myself, is a regular blogger, however, she posts on a regular basis about how she manages her GF lifestyle on a budget and in the south where gluten is crawling in every delicious meal that we prepare and beer that we drink.


You can follow her here, and you can check out what she’s all about in the rest of this post!

Hello, my name is Katy, and I am gluten-free.

But really. Kristin asked me to spotlight today, and I’m beyond excited to share my gluten-free journey with her readers.

Kristin and I met (and fell in lurve) at Clemson, and have been BFF’s ever since. Even though I’m biologically a year older, she inspires and motivates me every day. We worked flawlessly together in college, and that teamwork has translated to real life. She’s my go-to girl for everything from design critic to drinking buddy to life coach. I’m beyond proud of her and all of her accomplishments, but I’m mostly proud of her ability to stay true to herself, her interests, and her goals in a world of noise and too many opinions.

It was, in fact, Kristin that inspired me to start a blog about how I manage my 20-something, fast paced, budget friendly gluten-free life.

In a nutshell, being gluten-free means that I do not consume any products containing: wheat, rye, oats, or barley. For the most part, its that simple. Read more about how I came into being gluten-free here, but long story short, after years of digestive discomfort, my doctor and I came to the conclusion that gluten was the probable culprit. I’ve been gluten-free for a little over a year now, and it has really changed my life. I feel great, and have no plans on returning to gluten.

When I initially started this thing, I had no idea what to eat, especially when eating out. After lots of research online, in bookstores, and trial and error, I pretty much figured out what worked for me and what didn’t. I noticed that there are tons of gluten-free blogs out there, but I didn’t see one that complimented my lifestyle, so I decided to start my own.

The whole premise behind my blog is in the title: “Why me? The easy, cop-out, short-cut way to be gluten-free”.

  1. First of all, I’m lazy, and I hate cooking. Kristin used to make me dinner often in college. I tried to help, but it was usually me messing things up, and her telling me to go away. Ha! So I needed to find some simple gf recipes if I was going to make an honest go at this thing.
  2. I’m a just-starting-out 23 year old who is on a tight budget, so I need recipes that call for minimal, cheap ingredients.
  3. While I am lazy and cheap, I’m also a bit of a foodie, so I want to eat well, and that means healthy but also it also means yummy.

Here are some of my favorite gluten-free staples from my blog.

Dinner: Teaspoon Tenderloin 

Side dish: Quinoa

Snacks: Chips & Salsa
 

Dessert: Bobby Kennedy Pie
 

Drinks: can’t pick a favorite.
 

Anyway, check out my blog for further gluten-free advice, Atlanta excitement, and a chuckle or two.

Here are some quick FAQ’s featured on my blog last week…

What do you eat for lunches?
Nope, I don’t eat sandwiches, you’re right. During the week, I try my best to bring dinner leftovers from home. Thanks to our handy dandy Google doc meal plan, this usually works out. When it doesn’t, I go grab a quick bite to eat at some gluten-friendly establishment near my office. My faves are Whole Foods, Chipotle, and Farm Burger.


What do you do for dinners?
Meal planning. It’s probably the best thing we’ve started doing, not only my dietary needs, but also for our wallets. Every Monday, we plan out each dinner for that week by scouring Pinterest and the weekly ad at Kroger. We plan for things that have ingredients that are gluten-free, and also happen to be on sale. We also take into account what we already have at home. No food-wasting here! A typical weekly meal plan looks like this:

Aren’t gluten-free products expensive? How do you afford it?
Yes, they are, and no, I don’t. For the most part, I stick with naturally gluten-free things like rice, corn, quinoa, fruits & veggies, meat, etc. We buy the fresh stuff mostly. It really doesn’t cost that much more (especially when its on sale), and we avoid the preservatives and overly processed nonsense. As far as snacks go, I really love these.

What do you miss the most?
Pizza and beer. Boom. I love(d) pizza, but I will say that we’ve found a few great gf pizza places in Atlanta, like Camellis and Do. Mellow Mushroom’s gluten-free crust isn’t bad either. I also miss fast food, but strictly due to the convenience of being able to eat on the road.

Do you ever cheat?
Not intentionally. It’s not worth it, believe me. I’ll try bites of things, or sips of things, but never more than that. It’s not as hard as it seems, I promise.

How do you go out to eat?
I really hate being a burden when I go out to eat, so I try to be as flexible as possible. I can pretty much find something anywhere. After a year, I’ve gotten really good at it. I can decode a menu pretty well. And I will say that when dinner is up to me, I frequent places that I know have gluten-free menus. No thinking required. Also, I can always count on Mexican places to have plenty of options for me. We eat a LOT of Mexican.

There you have it. How I do it in a lazy nutshell.
Thanks Kristin, for being who you are, and inspiring me to do the same. xo

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Mama Mia, Backyard Pizzeria!

A few nights ago, David and I met up with some of our friends from college for a dinner date and to catch up, since we haven’t been able to coordinate a get together in the two months that I have been here. We decided on pizzas on the grill because they wanted to try out a new pizza stone they had, and it would be something different and delicious. So we each decided on a pizza we were going to make with Tyler and Melissa covering the dessert, and David and I the salad. We made two different pizzas, one antipasta pizza and then of course, David and I brought his homemade pimento cheese to spread on the dough with some spinach for our southern pimento cheese pizza, both were delicious, and lead us to the realization that our pizza grilling skills were a little lacking at first. We definitely have it down pat now, so I will be sure to offer you some of our tips and tricks to make it happen.

So, lets start off with the pizzas:
Antipasta pizza Ingredients:

  • pizza sauce
  • cheese (provolone, parmesan, mozzarella)
  • salami
  • artichoke hearts
  • red peppers
  • black olives
  • mushrooms

and then Melissa informed us that Rachael Ray recommended that you top the antipasto pizza with romaine lettuce, but we opted to skip out on that specific topping, and the pizza was great! We used a dough from trader joes, which cooked great on the grill, sans the minor mishaps in trying to move the pizza from the prep pan to the pizza stone on the grill. When we first got to the grill Melissa and I had rolled the dough out so large it was bigger than the stone, but then we couldn’t even get the pizza off the pan on to the stone, despite our best efforts, so Melissa and I took it back inside and picked it up and placed it on literally the worlds largest spatula so we could put it on the grill. Well, then it got stuck to the spatula, so it was this whole ordeal, but I think despite the struggles, we did a pretty good job getting it to all work out for us.

 

The second pizza was the one with the pimento cheese, on this one we were a little wiser and decided to cook the crust for a few minutes before adding the toppings. We brushed each side with olive oil and placed it on the grill and let it cook for a few minutes, then we added the spinach and the pimento cheese and let it finish cooking the rest of the way. It was pretty good! Here is a shot of the boys trying to get the pizza off the grill, so you can see this GIANT spatula I was speaking of!

For a salad we opted for greek, and I didn’t want to cop out and use some sort of bag salad and boring dressing so I scoured the internet to find a homemade dressing recipe to spice up the salad, and I have to say it was quite a hit.

The salad was a base of romaine and spinach mix and then haled cherry tomatoes and kalamata olives, and then thinly sliced red onions and of course, lots of feta cheese!

For the dressing I used the following recipe:
1/2 cup of olive oil
5 Tbsp of red wine vinegar
2tsp of dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
3tsp of balsamic vinegar
Honey to sweeten it
freshly squeezed juice of 1/2 a lemon.
basil and oregano to taste if desired

Mix all the ingredients up and sprinkle over the salad, then toss all ingredients together and serve, quite delicious!

Melissa made a great dessert, perfect to pair with grilled foods! She cooked down some fruits with sugar and cinnamon and then served it over vanilla ice cream, it was top notch, and super easy, definitely a great dessert for a night when we don’t have time to slave away baking all day in the kitchen, OR you just don’t want to!

So, here is a variety of different recipes you can use to mix and match with other meals OR you can just recreate our casual dinning experience and toss some pizzas on the grill, and serve with beer on the back patio! Either way, I guarantee it will be tasty!

 

 

Front Door Decor

I have been putting off this project for a while. Not because I didn’t want to do it, but because I had no idea what I wanted to do. I am still not sure if I am 100% satisfied with the outcome, but for now it will have to do, because I am sick of not having a wreath on my front door, and plus, I will probably make another for football season to display my love for Clemson, and to keep my newly developed skills up to date. This project ended up being much easier than I had anticipated and I will definitely make a few more for various times throughout the year (aka football season, my favorite time of year: Christmas, and then something more springy) But the one I just made is GREAT for summer, so I will do a quick rundown of how I made it, so you can have your hand at some crafty homemade wreaths!

Supplies:

  • metal wreath form
  • roll of burlap
  • flowers of choice
  • yarn
  • hot glue
  •  wooden letter of choice.

The process was pretty simple, I did the wreath in three steps, the letter, the florals, and the base. Lets start with the base. I purchased a roll of 10yds of burlap at Michaels, and I literally used the whole thing. for a few minutes I was scared I would run out, so I was definitely cutting it close. 

I alternated different rungs on the base and would bunch the burlap and attach it with twist ties (or yarn or floral wire) to hold it in place and create the billows. After ten yards of fabric, and few hours of billowing and rearranging, I got this:

Then I added the florals, which was easy. I cut the hydrangeas off the stems and used the leaves as a base on the burlap wreath, then I attached the flowers to the side of the wreath arranging them in a cluster.

The final step was to wrap the letter and attach it to the wreath. This was the hardest part. The letter K was probably a poor life choice considering all the serifs that are protruding off of the letter that I used

I made it work for the most part. It just took a little longer than I would have liked it to, and it used a lot more yarn that I would have expected considering I wrapped everything several times.

I used mint colored yarn, because I am really liking that color right now, but like I said you can make it your own by adding your favorite flowers and picking your favorite color, you can also use lots of different colors of jute to make the wreath any color you want!

After I finally finished wrapping the letter, I attached it to the wreath and am leaving it to dry inside before I take it out to see how it can withstand the elements of heat and humidity that so kindly accompany the southern summers. But I think all in all in turned out pretty great for an afternoon craft project! and I spent about $30 on all the supplies, so also, not too expensive!

 Happy crafting! 

Movement Mondays – Casey Askew

This was just uploaded onto yourdancechannel on youtube, and I think this kid is awesome! He has great turns, and puts it all out there, again another man dancer I love! What can I say, its an addiction! Definitely check it out and the song is great to, a remake of Someone Like You by adele and a mashup with OneRepublic’s Secrets! Its awesome! Check it out, friends and dance lovers

Happy 25

This past week my parents celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. On June 20, 1987 they said I do, at a small church in North Carolina and partied the night away with family and friends. Fast forward 25 years and my sister and I are trying to find a way to commemorate an event we never even attended, no big deal right?! WRONG! We knew from the get go that we wanted the night to be special and after months of trying to come up with a plan and throwing in the complications of my new work schedule where I do not currently have weekends off, we decided the best thing to do was meet half way between where they live and where I live in Columbia to have a quaint family dinner celebration that my sister and I would foot he bill for. But, being that our family is not one for quaint small gatherings, we knew we had to blow this celebration out of the water!

The Plan: To gather all of our family together from both sides and have them meet us at the restaurant and surprise our parents who thought the only reason we were going to Columbia was so that I could be there.

Level of success: 9 out of 10. The surprise managed to stay under wraps until the woes of small town living and a family business made the plans somewhat apparent as my parents passed family members dressed up and leaving to go out on their way home from work and a lot of leaving work early on the part of my uncles (oops! guess we didn’t think that through) annnd then of course all the cars in the parking lot, but I think they were still just thrilled to see everyone and be able to enjoy a huge family gathering that was all about them! And considering they didn’t realize what was going on until about 5:30 when dinner was at 7 I think my sister and I did a pretty jam up job of getting it all together!

The day started off with me running around trying to get everything together (flowers, balloons, gift baskets, etc) before I hate to leave charlotte and trek about 85 miles down to Columbia to meet everyone at 6:30 before my parents arrived at 7.

First, I hit the farmers market, yes I am an addict, but the flowers there are always so pretty and pretty inexpensive. I got this entire bouquet for $20. I am relatively positive they would have been triple that from a florist not even including the price of the vase they make you pay for most of the time. These flowers were so gorgeous and there were minimal people there so no crowd fighting and, I might add that they made QUITE the statement on the table, everyone wanted to take them home, but there were for mom, so keep your grubby paws off!

Then came one of the days most notorious events, we had to go pick up some balloons, because whats a party without balloons! So I picked these!
It all seemed liked  a good idea when I was selecting them in the bags and ringing them up, then the air started being added to them and things got out of hand. The entire balloon bouquet was over 5.5 feet, beucase I know it was taller than I was, oops! AND to add to the drama, the first party city we went to, which was right across the street from my apartment was out of the number 5 so we had to drive 15 minutes across town to get it and have all the balloons blown up, which would have been fine if I didn’t drive a honda civic, and my moms parents weren’t also trying to ride in the car with the over sized balloon bouquet! So, there we were stuffing balloons in the back of the car, on top of my grandma, riding through charlotte looking foolish, and we fought them all the way to the restaurant. But, here are some fun pictures of us fighting the balloons throughout the day!

We also made this really cute gift basket with champagne  and their favorite goodies, and some other gift$$$, but I somehow forgot to capture it on film. But, I did get a snap shot of these great personalized glasses we got from this website, to commemorate the event!

Once we got everything together we took to the highway and headed south for the celebration! Everyone arrived on time and the waiting game began, my parents arrived right around 7 with my sister, and I think everything ended up going off without a hitch, and I think they were relatively surprised we were able to get so much of the family to drive so far to meet up for dinner just for them! Heres a little peek at their big entrance!

Clearly my family is a bunch of jokesters, hiding behind their napkins to make the surprise more suspenseful! We know how to do it right! But I think you can tell by the pictures that the guests of honor were touched by the surprise and effort that my sister and I put into making it all happen! Now on to the main course, no really!

We went to the melting pot and it was SOO delicious, if you have never gone, it should be on your bucket list. Everyone says fondue is soooo 1970s, but hello, most people only go for the dessert course!

We had a cheese course with a variety of dipping items (bread, fruit, veggies, and chips) followed by salads and then the main course with a variety of meats and wine based cooking styles. AND last but not least the flaming dessert chocolates that were to die for with strawberries, cheesecake, marshmallows, rice krispy treats and other delicious dippers! It was awesome. And to add to the drama everyones skewers are color coated, which was especially great for my color blind grandfather who just picked whatever he wanted out of the bowls and everyone was constantly looking for their food! He said it provided an excellent dining situation for him, which Im sure was the case!

I think my parents were really pleased with the outcome and had a blast seeing all the family together. There was much reminiscing about an event some of us never even attended and lots of laughing, toasting, eating, and a few tears of heartfelt thanks and appreciation! I have to say that all in all it was a great night, and I really enjoyed being able to see all my family again since my recent move out to the real world.

I mean, look at these folks, who wouldn’t want to party with all of us, and in case you were thinking dinner with my family was a dull occasion, you would be entirely incorrect, I am surprised they didn’t kick us out of the restaurant for being so ridiculous, although we were in their little private party room, so they didn’t have a choice! (sorry for the crappiness of some of the pictures, there was minimal lighting and some struggles on the part of the wait staff in taking some of the iPhone pictures, but I tried my best to document our efforts and celebrations for you!

And heres to my awesome parents, a congratulations to them on 25 happy years and best wishes for 25 more! I think we managed to fill their silver anniversary with tons of awesome memories they are sure to not soon forget!

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

My inner Betty Crocker came out the other day in attempts to beat my cravings for a delicious cupcake from Cupcake in columbia. I remembered an earlier post about a variety of different cupcakes I wanted to try before the end of the year, so consider the challenge accepted, and I am now able to cross the first off the list, with a few additions, and rave reviews!

This week I made a chocolate raspberry cupcake that could put the ladies on cupcake wars to shame… maybe. I don’t know that I am on that level yet, but a girl can dream, right?!

Anyways, heres a sneak peak at my delicious cupcakes and a brief tutorial on how I got there.

 

To start, I won’t pretend like I am an exquisite baker, I will be honest, I used a box cake mix with a few changes. I used milk instead of water, annnnnd thats about it haha! But first I mixed all the ingredients for the batter (1 box of chocolate cake mix, 1 cup of milk, 3 eggs, and 1/2 cup of vegetable oil

Then I lined my muffin tin with cupcake liners and filled each cup with batter and then baked them at 350 for about 20-25 minutes, or until they were done

 

Then I cut holes in the center of the cupcakes and filled it with raspberry pieces.

Then I whipped up my raspberry buttercream. First I chilled some raspberries for about an hour with sugar, so they would start to break down, then I drained the juice and mashed a few berries up inside in icing mixture ( 8oz of cream cheese, 1/4 cup of butter, 3-4 cups of confectioners sugar) and iced each cup cake then topped with a raspberry!

It was pretty easy for my first soirée into cupcake making, I think I will have to try it again soon, except now I have all these cupcakes and no idea what to do with them! ha!

 

 

Warm Steak Salad with Marinara Sauce

In my never ending quest to eat thing that taste delicious, while  at the same time fine simple and easy to cook I stumbled along a great magazine the other day at the grocery store. No I don’t have an addiction to purchasing magazines, other than Garden & Gun, as referenced yesterday, and the occasional cooking magazine, which is how I stumbled upon this little gem Monday morning. I thought it might be an ok option for some easy side dishes or make shift dinners when I don’t really feel like making something extravagant, and since it promised only 5 ingredients, I thought it would be a great money saving option as well, but, I never thought I would find the meal option we had for dinner last night it was top notch, and I even finally got David to cook me a steak and that is another win for this magazine!

Ingredients:

  • Steaks
  • Olive Oil
  • salt and pepper
  • marinara sauce
  • mozzarella cheese
  • spinnach

ok. this one has 6 ingredients, if you count salt and pepper as ingredients.

Instructions:

1. season the steak with salt pepper and olive oil and grill to preference.
2. When you pull steaks off the grill place thinly sliced mozzarella cheese on top and cover with foil while you warm the marinara sauce.
3.  spoon the sauce on the plate and place to steak on top of it.
4. wash the spinach and and place on top of the steak and cheese and then serve with a side dish and enjoy!

We served that with grilled veggies, which we cooked on the grill in tin foil. We used broccoli, squash, and onions, which we mixed up with salt pepper and olive and a little bit of butter. Then wrapped them in tin foil and tossed them on grill and cooked them while we cooked the steaks, it was delicious! The whole meal looked soooo good! and it had minimal ingredients, so it was top notch!

Snapshots of my Future Life.

Its no secret that my life goal is to reach some sort of social standing as a southern “socialite” at least in my own mind,  living in a cute lithe southern house, having dinner parties, making sweet tea and mint juleps, while David spends his time fly fishing and playing with that dog he thinks I am going to allow him to have in our home (somewhat unlikely, but the jury is still out on this debate). Well, all of this aside, I think that our life in separate apartments in charlotte has not come close to representing our desired lifestyle, but right now we are settling for living vicariously through the bible of southern living, Garden & Gun. If you love anything and everything southern, you need to be reading this magazine. Let me make it simple for you…. It has EVERYTHING in it! Don’t believe me, see for yourself!

Ok, if the covers and the style of this magazine doesn’t draw you in immediately, we might have less in common than you originally thought when you began reading my blog. I am drawn to this magazine on the racks at the bookstores, (as with interior design magazines, and wedding magazines, neither of which are applicable to my life right now) and I refuse to subscribe because I want them to be in pristine condition as I read them, not all rolled up and folded from the stupid mailbox and post office, who can’t take care of your mail to save their lives. Anywho, even from the cover of this magazine I can hear the South Carolina low country calling my name, begging me to come live out my true lifes purpose as a southern belle with my wrap around porch, hydrangeas, and little boat (oh, sorry, am I describing The Notebook, well that would be an acceptable life path as well). Ok, so I am sure you are wondering what could possibly be between the front and back covers of this magazine that makes me so obsessed, well heres your sneak peak.

First of all, a little something for myself. One issue of the magazine featured a piece on how to be the perfect southern lady, how to tame yourself of your wild child ways and mature into that wonderful young adult your mother always dreamed of during your etiquette classes and cotillion club dances. Or, maybe this isn’t your idea of the perfect southern lifestyle, well lets switch gears, I am sure we can find SOMETHING for you here!

Maybe you are more like me than you think, and like to imagine your first home as a cute little southern row house on a lazy side street where you can walk to dinners and markets everyday. You know the kind that would be the perfect backdrop for your first family dinner or holiday meal, and all those great weekend get togethers with your new friends and neighbors (a far cray from the strange little apartment I am in right now!) But if I could pick the perfect first place, it might be something kind of like this, another feature from Garden & Gun!
::siiigh:: a girl can dream, right, because I know I dream about this one all the time! Not, big on house hunting? Well maybe garden & gun can help you step up your fashion game.

They have fashion for men and women. And its not just clothes, handbags, shoes, jewelry, annnnd of course bow ties, as no southern boys wardrobe is complete without one. Even David has his fair share (and like any southern girl, they tend to make me weak at the knees!) Don’t consider yourself a fashionista, no problem… we’ll take this one right to the belly!

The magazine features articles on great dives, and restaurants all throughout the south, as well as recipes for how to step up your game in the kitchen, ya know, if you’re struggling.
Of course our favorite, Southern BBQ, takes center stage in one of Garden & Gun’s summer issues, but they feature southern treats and delicacies seasonally, so fear not food lovers, there is always something new for you to check out!

Or maybe you just want to party with the best of them, well the good ole folks and G&G know that no southern get together is complete with out libations, so they make sure to let you know which ones have made the cut as the best of the best, and how to serve them to your guest in a unique way!

Or, if you are David, you love that Garden & Gun frequently talks about three of his favorite things : Food, moonshine, and fly fishing. But, of the three they actually glorify fly fishing in the same manor that he does, so it really helps us in becoming one step closer to the ideal Garden & Gun lifestyle because he has already invested a majority of his life earnings to developing his skill as an avid fly fisherman, so we have that going for us!

And, if all of this wasn’t enough, you can expand your Garden & Gun experience from the pages of the magazine to their online blog, where you can be updated more frequently on the southern happenings> OR maybe you are like us and want to embrace this lifestyle, well great you can just join the Garden & Gun club, something I would like to think we will do one day…. I will keep you posted on that one, but it sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me!

So, take the plunge, subscribe, OR go to your local bookstore and pick up one of the new pristine and pressed magazines from the rack, oooor take it slow and follow the blog so you can find which portions of the magazine are to your liking. It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you are using it to make your life more awesome!

Movement Mondays- BZ community class

Boogiezone is one of my main squeezes on my youtube channel. Once a week in CA they host a class with a different teacher or choreographer, and all the choreography is awesome. I think this is such a good concept. You can go to the same class every week and know you are going to get a different style and technique focus each week, so you are always going to continue to grow, which is the point of going to class right?! This video features Lauren Froderman, a finalist from SYTYCD dancing to Somebody that I Use to Know, she has great lyrically, and an excellent quality of movement! So, check it out and enjoy!!!

Sunday Brunch in Deutschland

If you live in the Charlotte area and you have not experienced Sunday Brunch at the Waldhorn, let me just start off by saying, you need to call them immediately and make a reservation for this coming sunday so that when you die, you will have lived a complete life. If you haven’t figured this out yet, I am such a foodie, and this is only enhanced by Davids love of food. A few weekends ago our food worlds collided and we found ourselves at the Waldhorn in Matthews.

I am and always have been a lover of breakfast foods. On the weekends at my parents house breakfast is a huge deal. Eggs, bacon, grits, fruit, biscuits and gravy, I mean the whole nine yards, so I was raised on big breakfast. David on the other hand, doesn’t mind breakfast foods, but I don’t think he considers himself a lover of that specific meal. For example, I would eat breakfast for dinner on a regular basis if I could, but David is not really a fan. He IS however a fan of German food, which is great because one of my grandmothers is German and she loves to eat German food, so I can just send them together, so I don’t have to eat it all the time. BUT at the Waldhorn German cuisine meets breakfast, and it was literally our dream spread of food to select from. And trust me, they didn’t leave anything out, except the post mea stomach pump that made you feel less miserably full. My eyes were literally floating in my head. I don’t think I was hungry for another meal until like 8pm that night, so that was good. But the menu was ridiculous and the pricing wasn’t too bad either, this is the list from their website of the breakfast and German favorites included in their Sunday brunch. The spread was quite… ridiculous!


(ok, sorry, I didn’t do a very good job capturing the super German foods, because I was too into the breakfast options, but they were good too, according to David, and he’s a self proclaimed expert on the topic, so you can take his word for it!)
Brunch Buffet Items:
Soup & Salad, Homemade breads
Bacon & French Toast
Cheese Grits, Home Fries & Fresh Vegetables
Fresh Omelettes Made to Order
Roast Beef Carving Station
Pasta & Chicken, Bratwurst & Sauerkraut
Sauerbraten & Spätzle, Pork Roast & Red Cabbage
Seafood a la Waldhorn & Rice
Waldhorn’s Incredible Homemade Desserts
Items May Vary
$16.95 per person
Children between 5-12 years $7.95
Children 4 and under eat FREE

The only thing better than the food was the fact that the whole place made you feel like you were in Germany. It was so quaint, and authentic.

If I didn’t feel like I was actually in Germany, I guess it felt like I was in Helen, GA. Which is just this whole other lithe German experience. If only I had my blog when David and I took our day trip there. Talk about comedy. Gosh, I keep ending up in all these little kitschy German places… I think I am beginning to think David is trying to convert me into an avid lover of German cuisine. Not only was the outside “authentic” but the inside was complete with wood beams and tons of beer paraphernalia, etc.

If I had to imagine what it was like to be in Germany, I guess this is what I would imagine… I could be wrong though! Anyways, it was definitely a hit, we plan to go back sometime soon and are looking for other friends and family we can coax into coming with us so we can get them addicted as well. So, if you’re in the Charlotte area, check this place out, even if you don’t go for Sunday brunch, but you are a lover of German cuisine, I think this place will definitely have something for you, I mean they were named one of the top German restaurants in the U.S…. just saying, you should go!