Thursday was my last full day visiting my grandparents in North Carolina. Luckily, the weather was beautiful that day, so we made sure to spend some time outdoors. After breakfast, we went by the Carl Sandburg home.
But not to see the home…to see goats! I love these crazy animals!
Here I am telling this one how much I love his cheese.
The goats were eventually brought in the barn for a feeding, so we left for lunch as well.
There are two very popular restaurants next door to each other that share a common eating area outside. I got lunch from Hubba Hubba Smokehouse for some Southern comfort food. I ordered the pulled chicken, collard greens, and succotash. The platter came with a delicious slab or cornbread that had a lovely hint of rosemary. If you ever find yourself at Hubba Hubba, you must try the tomatillo sauce.
My little brother got a giant barbecue chicken pizza from Flat Rock Village Bakery. It was topped with homemade organic barbecue sauce, roasted chicken, NC pepper jack cheese, mozzarella, red onion, and cilantro. It was great — such good crust!
With some full bellies, we headed back to downtown Hendersonville to visit the Henderson County Heritage Museum. Lots of cool military memorabilia.
Check out this hunky sailor I found.
And then I found my parents!
Clearly I’m kidding. Those serious faces? Yeah right. After the museum, we strolled around downtown then left to hit the co-op for dinner ingredients. I found some of that goat cheese I was thanking the goat for! This delicious cheese is laced with ginger and Scottish spices. It’s the softest, creamiest goat chest I’ve ever had.
For dinner that evening, we whipped up Southern Living’s Greek Turkey Burgers. We had them with tzatziki, avocado, tomatoes, and greens.
The recipe was really easy to make and full of flavor. I will definitely make these again and suggest you do too. I’m so thankful to have had a nice visit with my grandparents, who seem to get cooler and cooler every day! Thanks for having us!