As much as the old girl dislikes it I have another post that has nothing to do with her. This one's kind of a hodgepodge of topics, and I promise to keep it short(ish).
Cleo's mom and I explored nearby Black Mountain a couple of weekends ago. It's a laid back town with a wonderfully quaint little downtown filled with shops & restaurants, and we had a perfect- though a little chilly- day for some relaxed wandering. This giant red rocker was sitting in front of the visitor center and, ever the dorks, we couldn't help ourselves.
These are intriguing ice formations I found in the mud next door one recent frigid morning and I thought they looked pretty cool up close.
Every now and then we strike it rich and find some fantastic bargains in the produce seconds rack at the local Harris Teeter. Being avocado addicts we picked up a few bags of deep-discounted ones not long ago.
Overripe avocados are perfect for Cleo's mom's mouth watering sauce that I can't get enough of, and they made for a ginormous batch of sauce for many meals to come.
This final shot includes a batch of Cleo's mom's delicious thick and hearty homemade veggie chili, something I never in a million years thought I'd ever enjoy.
So there you have it. Now we'll get back to She Who Rules the Roost...