Sunday, September 26, 2010

Grab some Indian Fry bread….

and let’s watch the Cherokee dancers!


We had a wonderful day at the North Carolina Arboretum.


We were there for the Heritage Craft Weekend!


The dancers took partners from the audience…..


but we were too busy eating Indian Fry Bread! (we had already started eating when I realized I didn’t take a photo!!!)


We shared this huge plate of Indian Fry bread, with chili, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and salsa.


The lady that served us asked if I had ever had it before! And I said LOTS of times! We lived on the Navajo Indian Reservations for over 3 years and they make an incredible Navajo Taco very much like this! And I have made it many times from a recipe that a Navajo friend gave me! (It helps to watch someone make it and cook it, too) The same recipe for the Fry bread is used for Sopapillias….little puffy fry bread that you can fill with salsa or honey…..or coat with powdered sugar. What a treat this was today! (I’m so glad my hubby likes to share)


And now…..the MOST exciting part of the day! I had just taken this photo of some of the audience when it was announced that we had someone famous there today! What are the chances it would be someone on the list of ‘people I would LOVE to meet’?


Charles Frazier was there!

He danced alongside his beautiful wife….


and then stood there while I ‘gushed’ over him!  heehee!


But what an honor to meet him and get to tell him how much his books have meant to me!

I was so moved by Cold Mountain but when Thirteen Moons came out…it became one of my favorite books of all time! I have been buying every copy I can find at book sales to give to my sons and other family members and friends! His wife told me he is writing another book now! She was delightful! What a thrill to meet them both! (Can you tell I’m happy?)


We’ve had an amazing day! I hope your weekend is wonderful, too!


Tell me in your comment if you’re read Thirteen Moons! I may need to buy a few more copies !  ; )


Della said...

That's fabulous~all of it~ the dancers, fry bread, meeting a fave author, and your haircut! Love it!

bj said...

I enjoyed this post.
We lived on the Navajo resv. for about a year when our kids were small. We ate Navajo Tacos all the time. I still make them when I think about it.
So glad you got to meet your favorite author. :)

Jemm said...

What a fun day!! I have heard such wonderful things aobut Thirteen Moons but have NOT read it. Would love too :)

Donnie said...

What a marvelous time you had. Now when you read Thirteen Moons it will be even more special. I'll have to look for it to add to my reading list.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

You all had a wonderful day. And how exciting to meet Charles Frazier. I read Cold Mountain, but have not read Thirteen Moons. I love Indian Fry Bread! Glad you had a great day. Love & blessings from NC!

Diane said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post--my favorite part (aside from the food :) was you meeting your favorite artist--a perfect day!!

Diane said...

I meant author--but one in the same!

Jaja said...

Thank you for posting this story, it brings back good memories of childhood. I love the Cherokee people. We visited North Carolina many times, the land is beautiful.

Dishesdone said...

What a great time! I'm enjoying your post very much! The dancers, the fry bread and too cool to meet a favorite author!

Shirley said...

Ohhh! This is a lovely post! I love those photos - and especially of the fry bread and your gushing over Charles fun! And, your recent post of your hubby is so fun to see, as well..what a great man!

Thank you SO very much for your continued visits - I really, really appreciate your kindness..I'm so sorry that everyone couldn't win, but thank you and know that I appreciate your friendship! : ) Wonderful photos and's always such a treat to visit you.

koralee said...

What a fun time.....That flatbread meal looks amazing.

Hugs for a happy week. xoxoxo

Kelee Katillac said...

How cool--you met THE author!!!!!! And I must say you looked beautiful too!

That fry-bread is sooo good..always get it at the Taos Reservation.

Great day!


Lallee said...

Another great outing! You should have been out there dancing too. How wonderful to have met Frazier. I have not read Thirteenth Moon. Thank you for the recommendation! The food looks delicious. I can tell it is something I would really like.
PS Good thing it wasn't a windy day ;-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I loved the novel Cold Mountain but I never read 13 Moons I will be looking for it, Diane! How much fun to meet the author..and see him dance!

I've had fry bread .. it's very tasty!