~Applewood Farmhouse~

Hey girls, are y'all hungry today??? Let's go do lunch. A few days ago we went up to Pigeon Forge, TN, just a short distance up the interstate. The Applewood Farms is one of my favorite place to eat! There is actually two restaurants on the Applewood Farms grounds. The first one is Applewood Farmhouse and the second one is Apple Barn...They both have the same menu's. There is always a huge wait at either one...we always check first with Apple Barn, well, this day the wait was 2 hours...YIKES....It's good...but not a 2 hour wait good when you are starving. We decided to go over to the Applewood Farmhouse and check out their wait time and it was only 30 min...so we waited. This is the first restaurant...Applewood Farmhouse....It was raining cats and dogs the day we went!!! That's my hubby walking in the orange jacket.

This is a huge barn that sits between the 2 restaurants...it is a store filled with all kinds of goodies you can purchase.


After you are seated at the restaurant you are served Apple Fritters and Apple Julep.....YUMMY!!! Lord have mercy these things are good! Here's the recipe for both the Fritters and the Julep.


Apple Fritters
1/2 cup milk 1 egg 2 tbl. melted butter 1 tbl. orange peel 1/2 cup chopped apples (with skin on) 1 tes. vanilla 1 1/2 cups cake flour 1/4 tsp salt 1 tbl. baking powder 1/2 cup sugar
Blend sugar with all wet ingredients. Fold in orange peel, salt and baking power. Fold in flour, fold in chopped apples. Do not over mix. Drop spoonfuls of batter in 325 degree oil and fry until golden brown. Warning...you can't stop eating these


APPLEWOOD JULEP
1 qt. apple juice 1 cup orange juice 1 cup pineapple juice 1/4 cup lemon juice. Mix and serve over ice. Serves six.
This is so so good!!

You get to choose which soup you want....I love their Vegetable Soup...it has a kick to it!

I had the fried chicken, green beans and mashed potatoes with gravy....HMMMM so Good!
We went for lunch which is less expensive. If you go for supper you do get a choice of dessert. We are never able to eat the dessert...we take it to go. LOL

If you are ever in the Pigeon Forge area....Applewood Farms is a must! Be prepared to wait....doesn't matter what day or time of the day...You will have to wait. They do take reservations :) Click here to read all about the Applewood Farmhouse and Barn.

On to more news....We spent 7 hours Tuesday at the ER...first we went to the DR office....then the Dr said..."Go straight to the Hospital" Why??? My hubby has been having abdominal pain for the last 3 days. After the DR running his test and feeling around...he sent us straight to the ER...he said a Surgeon would be waiting on us when we arrived. When we arrived the surgeon ran a CAT scan... later....when the CAT scan came back they could not find any signs of Appendicitis....PTL....I want to say...that when we was leaving the DRS. office the DR. told us he would be praying, I thank God for a Dr. that would pray for his patients.


Tassel News....I will be taking the Etsy shop down on Thursday, due to the upcoming show this weekend, so if there is a Tassel you have been eyeing you might want to grab it soon.


Christmas decorating....has been put on hold!!! I am a feeling a little overwhelmed with everything lately....but when I get something, anything done I will show you.


I want to thank each one of you that take the time to stop by and visit! Your visits mean so much. I have met so many wonderful gals through blogging...I would never have imagined I would have enjoyed anything like this so much! You all are so friendly and talented. I think you ALL have fabulous blogs and I enjoy my visits with you also. I hope you all have a wonderful day and week...I might not be able to come around as much the rest of the week, I will have to catch up ASAP. I will take plenty of pictures of the show this coming weekend! Talk to you all soon. Blessings to you all! Nancy

42 comments

Stacey said...

Good Morning Nancy. You've been a busy girl! I'm so glad your husband didn't have appendicitis..did the pain go away?

Best of luck in the show this weekend. Can't wait to see what you are up to next. :)

Carol said...

Nancy,
That is such awesome news about your hubby not having to have surgery, praise the Lord!
Hugs,
Carol

Jan and Tom's Place said...

PTL...for the praying Doctor and the healing of your hubby!!!

Have a good time at the show...we'll be here when you get back!!!

The restaurant sounds yummy...thanks for taking us to lunch!!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Dawnie said...

I hope your husband is ok and continues to be!

That food looked sooooo good! Comforting food. I would have waited...because we can always shop.

I am going to get that recipe and make it--maybe this Saturday because I"m having my grandaughters over for an afternoon of crafts and visiting.

Melissa Wertz said...

I love that place!!!! I went there the first time on our honeymoon. Oh yum! Gained 10 lbs! I have their recipe book. I can make those fritters... another 10 lbs.... I love that soup. I could eat buckets of it. And those fritters with the apple butter, I cannot get enough.

Melissa Wertz said...

Just read the rest, so glad that your DH did not have to have to have surgery! Praise the LORD!

Jessica said...

Yes~ prayer does work and having a doctor who prays for your family and willing to tell you so...is amazing. Hope your husband feels better real soon. :)

I just love apple fritters even Riley,( our bird )loves them, ( apperantly. ) I bought some from a local bakery recently. I left one at home and was thinking about it ALL day while at work. I came home and started digging around my refrigerator and husband asked me what I was looking for. I told him MY apple fritter. He said " Riley ate it"....lol. I will definately try this recipe.

Hugs~ J

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

That restaurant looks (and sounds) delightful!
You sure have been mighty busy! I'm so pleased that your DH did not have to have surgery, but I imagine that the stress of the situation did not fade away as easily.
Take a few minutes to just be - I think you really need it. Sending prayers up for you that you will be covered in a complete sense of peace and calm.

Melinda said...

Nancy, I really enjoy your blog. I was in Pigeon Forge over 4th of July, and we enjoyed this restuarant very much. This is a must visit when traveleing to Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg.

Please visit my blog, I'm new to this, but learning a lot from great bloggers like you.

www.youknowjuststuff.blogspot.com

Melinda in Birmingham

Anonymous said...

Yummy! Thanks for the recipes! Your husband will be in my prayers. I hope everything is ok. Enjoy the show!

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Tracey said...

Nancy,
Thanks for sharing....looks like yummy places to eat!!
So glad your hubby did not have appendicitis...hope he is feeling better. You sure don't find many doctors like that much anymore.
Good luck with your show and have a great week you busy girl!!
Tracey

April said...

I live in Knoxville too, and love this restaurant! I plan on going to the Christmas Expo this weekend, I go every year. I will look for your booth!

Miss Janice said...

Nancy, I hope everything will be okay with your husband. I've been to that restaurant before when I visited Pigeon Forge--it's great. Thank you so much for the recipe. Those fritters look sooo good! It sounds like you are sooooo busy. I will drop in again soon.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I love that restaurant!! We ate there on a trip through Pigeon Forge,and it was SOOO good! I'm glad that your hubby is ok :)! Hope your show goes well, and mostly that it's really fun for you!

Blessings,
Stacey

Becky said...

So glad your hubby is going to be ok!!! Nancy you are so lucky to live so close to all these fabulous places.

An Accomplished Woman said...

Oh my gosh, I am so glad he didn't have appendicitis. You need to slow down and take care of you, hubby and those handsome boys. I hope to catch the Expo but we will see as everything is crazy here as well.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I just did my big giveaway on my blog yesterday and put the tassel you sent on it... You might want to go check it out!~♥~

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy! First, I too am glad your husband didn't need surgery!! Second, I'M STARVING and that fried chicken is calling me!!! I never wait more than 30 mins for food not anywhere!!! Looks like a fun day and what better way to spend a rainy one than eating! I'm looking forward to seeing your house decorated for Christmas!!! Have a great week - Sincerely, Jeannette

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy! First, I too am glad your husband didn't need surgery!! Second, I'M STARVING and that fried chicken is calling me!!! I never wait more than 30 mins for food not anywhere!!! Looks like a fun day and what better way to spend a rainy one than eating! I'm looking forward to seeing your house decorated for Christmas!!! Have a great week - Sincerely, Jeannette

Anonymous said...

Sorry! I get impatient and click too much!!lol - J

linda said...

It sounds as if your running a marathon you're so busy! I hope hubby feels better and you have time to catch your breath soon!

Bo said...

Hi there...sending well wishes your hubby's way...and thanks to you for the info on Applewood Farms. ;-) Bo

nikkicrumpet said...

How cool to have a Doctor who prays for his patients...and I'm glad the hubby didn't need surgery...do they know what is wrong? Good luck with your show this weekend. And I hope you have the energy to keep up this hectic pace!!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Nancy, So glad that your husband is okay! The lunch you guys enjoyed looked fantastic...made me hungry! LOL! Good luck on the show this weekend! I wish you a weekend of wonderful sales! :) ~Rhonda

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Nancy, I haven't been to that place in YEARS! and I remember how wonderful all the apple things were. YUM! HOpe your sales go well for you.

Kathy said...

I've been to Applewood Farms and it really is wonderful. A fun place to eat and wonder around the shop. I was born not far from there - Maryville. It was fun for me to see Applewood again!
Happy Thanksgiving...
Kathy

Oh - great news about your hubby!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Nancy, Thanks for visiting today and your kindness. That is great news about your husband. What a blessing! ~Melissa

Picket said...

Morning girl...great news on your hubby! Ohhh I will so have to go to these resturants when we get back to Tenn some day! That food is my kind of eating! Girl if you think you gain weight coming bot my place what do think I am doing cooking all this stuff...I gotta taste it don't I! lol I'm starting to notice an overhang on my desk chair!!! lol lol

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi NAncy, I assume your hubby is ok . Praise the lord !
My hubby loves the pie shop in the big barn ! He would forgo the restaurant everytime over the pie shop.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

That place looks like it would be a fun place to visit, shop and eat at!

Glad to hear your husband is doing better.

A Hint of Home said...

I hope your hubby is doing well by now.
Have a wonderful show and can't wait to see your decorations when you get time to post them.

Darlene said...

That food looks delicious!!! I bet it is really neat there! Congratulations on your upcoming show. I sure wish I was in the area cause I would definitely stop by and meet you!! Wouldn't that be too much fun?!?

I hope your hubby is feeling better and yes, I too have a Dr. that prays. He used to always pray with me before each round of fertility shots or procedures so he is a VERY special DR. to us cause we ended up with our Lexi.

Sweetie said...

I hope that your hubby is feeling better. It is such a good thing that your doctor prays. The Applewood Farms grounds restaurants look wonderful. The apple fritters remind me of my grandmother. She made them in the"outer kitchen." Good luck with your show.
Sweetie

southerninspiration said...

Hope your show goes very successfully! Hope your hubby's pains are gone, and how cool is that, that a dr, will pray for you! And that restaurant looks fantastic! One day I'll go there!

Suzanne

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Praise God your husband is alright!! And how wonderful to have a Christian doctor too!

Oh my, but that food does look delish!!

Blessings,

Sher

Anj said...

Oh my goodness, what a delightful blog you have! I found your blog through Megan's Cooking and what a nice surprise. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing just beauty. Happy holidays!

Ashlie said...

I'm glad your hubby is okay! That restaurant looks like something I would love! I'll have to check it out sometime. And good luck at the show!

CIELO said...

Oh my goshhhhh! poor poor me!
And here I am still at the office at 1:30pm without having been to lunch yet.... I'm hungry!! I'm hungry!! ;)

cielo

Jessica said...

Morning Nancy~ I hope you don't mind but I included the fabulous tassels I just purchased from you in my blog post, today. I also tried your picture frame idea. I hope you are doing well and I hope I made you proud. :)

Hugs~ J

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy!

Sounds like you've been a busy girl! I'm so glad your husband is okay - how scary to go through that but wonderful to have a Dr. who will pray for you!

I've got to try those apple fritters, they look delish!!

Have a wonderful week.

Hugs,
Erin ♥

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Nancy, Hope the show went well, and you sold out of your wonderful tassles! Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving! ~hugs, Rhonda :)