If you are Southern you know that the Third Saturday in October is reserved for one of college football's oldest rivalries: Alabama v. Tennessee. The game was in Knoxville this year, so we stayed home.
This year, Alabama won 44 - 13.
We spent the weekend at Lake Marin, and we had the best night Saturday night. We watched part of the football game on TV, then we motored by boat to the Springhouse Restaurant, Tallapoosa County's only five-star restaurant. Two golf carts were waiting for us at the dock to take us to dinner.
Springhouse Restaurant on beautiful Lake Martin
Three couples joined us, and we had the most delicious dinner beside a huge roaring fire in a pretty stone fireplace. We needed the warmth after the chilly ride!
I had the roasted duck breast with roasted apples, red pearl onions, caramelized Brussels sprouts and sorghum syrup. Yummy! For dessert, I had milk and cookies: a chocolate pot de creme, whipped cream, and the most delicious shortbread cookies I have ever tasted.
One interesting thing we sampled: a cocktail that we all passed around the table to try. I hope none of us was sick ;P Here is the recipe...it is very interesting!
Uncle John's Elixir
Uncle John's satsumas
Fresh Booger Hollow Turmeric and Ginger
For the ride home, Springhouse sent us on our way with espressos in tiny mason jars. :D We took our time motoring home so we could enjoy the Orionid Meteor Shower. We saw several meteors during the shower, and it was one of the best date nights we have had in a very long time!
Super-fantastic date nights make me SOOOOOOO Happy!!!
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Until next time...