Our first East Tennessee Blogger Get Together was this past Saturday and if you missed, you missed A LOT of REALLY good food and a FANTASTIC time with some genuinely wonderful people.
Larry from Big Dude's Eclectic Ramblings and his wife, Bev, generously hosted this event at their home on Tellico Lake.
Larry calls his home "Almost Heaven South" and he's not exaggerating, It Really Does Exist!
Once you see the pictures of the wonderful day we had...you can't help but be jealous! We really enjoyed spending time with Larry and Bev, Chris from Nibble Me This and his wife, Alexis and their son Trevor. We also enjoyed meeting Sam from My Carolina Kitchen and her husband, Meakin.
Check them out!
The homegirlz and friends chillin' out on Larry's pontoon boat.
This picture doesn't show it, but at this point I had already been asked 8 times how much longer until we eat.
A.J. talking to Larry's neighbor Steve.
Chris putting the finishing touches on his delicious creations!
How Chris beat six hungry kids to the front of the line, I'll never know!
I want this recipe Sam! Sam made an amazing salad with oranges,red onion slices, Kalamata olives, topped with a vinaigrette.
My contribution was sausage jambalaya...the kids got to it before the camera did.
Larry's barbecue chicken drumsticks...glad I got this one in because they didn't last long.
Larry's smoked ribs...the man can smoke and barbecue! We demanded more that evening and we fought over them...seriously.
Chris' grilled corn and if that wasn't enough he made BBQ butter to go with it...I know you're kicking yourself for not making the trip aren't you?
Chris and Alexis also brought Mac-N-cheese, and grilled asparagus with oranges. I put the BBQ butter on the asparagus and am convinced Chris' BBQ butter could stand alone as a side dish.
That's Sam in the yellow dress and to the left is Pat and Bev. Pat is Bev's sister.
My oldest homegirl, Lauren and Sam's husband, Meakin. Meakin your are brave beyond words getting on a jet ski with a 16 year old!
Trevor (Chris' son), Kaitlin (my homegirl), Alex (Larry's granddaughter). Blogger get togethers are definitely a good time!
There's no denying, this is Almost Heaven South! Don't be Jealous!