Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Peanut Butter and Jelly kind of trip!

We drove up to some land we own in the mountains of NC near the Tennessee border…

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and yes, we took peanut butter and jelly sandwiches…and some delicious ripe plums!

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The next day I stopped at Goodwill and

found this book entitled ‘Dining Out’ by Mary Engelbreit.

Here’s what she said in the introduction….

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Want to know my favorite shortcut to making a good meal great? Just take it outdoors. Even an ordinary peanut butter and jelly sandwich seems like something special if you enjoy it with a view of a lovely tree…”

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I couldn’t help but smile…

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and then make a Mosaic for Mosaic Monday!

I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house!

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I hope you will, too!

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When was the last time you packed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and went for a picnic? Nothing else beats it!

49 comments:

laurie said...

wow, those are the most beautiful photos,, wow and we haven't had peanut butter and jelly in a while ,, sounds like a plan,,

Anonymous said...

Nothing could be better than a PBJ with that view!

simpledaisy said...

Love your photos!! So pretty!!
I love pb&j!!!! Simple and delicious!

Becky~ said...

I love Mary Engelbreit.Have a nice new week.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I love your mosaic...especially the photo with the 2 blue chairs! Is that where you ate the PB&J!!! :)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Well I had a pb& J today, but have not packed a picnic in a while. Looks and sounds like so much fun.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely views and what a pretty place to enjoy your PB&J. Beautiful photos.

It's Just Dottie said...

Dax and Petra taught me to love peanut butter and jelly again and I do truly love it as much as they do !!!!
SMILES.DOTTIE

Mommyblogger said...

I love Bluff Mountain. Have you ever had a fried peanut butter & jelly? They are sooooo good!!!!

Porch Days said...

According to Mary Engelbreit you were right in style with your PB & J. Nancy

Emily said...

your have such a beautiful place to hike or walk and anything would taste great there. I love peanut butter and jelly and would love to share a walk there too. I hope your'll share your photo you from your walk this evening. Have a great evening.

~Emily
The French Hutch

GrandmaK said...

I'll just bet the book is out of print!!! What a lovely day you had fore your mountain adventure!!! Have a wonderful week! Cathy

ellen b said...

Looks like a perfect outing with PB&J! Blessings...

helen tilston said...

Your property is so peaceful and beautiful. It is the simple meals that are always best.
I enjoy PBJ - it is a great standby meal.

Helen xx

Vicki said...

Isn't that funny that you had just had yourself a pb&j picnic? I think I may have to go get a giant tablespoon of peanut butter now. Lovely photos!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Love ME and have to say that things do taste better outdoors! Stunning pictures!

Bernie said...

Now peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are not something I've ever tried. They're just not a usual sandwich here in my part of the world and I have to admit, sound a little weird! But, with views like that I'd be willing to try one! What a stunning spot!

Snap said...

I don't need a special occasion to have PB&J!!! I have it too often! It does make a picnic fun. Stunning photos. Looks like a lot of fun!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

We always pack picnics! We had a breakfast picnic this a.m.! Nothing like homemade food, even if it is pb & J... I'm a pb & fluff girl myself!

Your property is beautiful! Have a great week!

Mary

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love PB&J sandwiches and I;m sure they tasted extra delicious ina pretty place such as this!

BailiwickStudio said...

In a setting like that, anything will taste better than it normally does! ::Jill

sandy said...

Beautiful photos! And Mary Engelbreit is a favorite of mine. I just became a new follower. Nice to meet you. Stop by and visit me sometime!
sandy

Pat@BPM said...

Everything looks so green and pretty!

Beautiful mosaic.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

It sounds like fun! And you have a beautiful view there..

nancy huggins said...

I Love PB and blackraspberry seedless jam ..PB & Jelly sandwiches are one of my favorite things to eat anytime but never ate them outside..will have to try that when Nellie comes again and not 100 degrees out.
The scenery where you went is Beautiful..I think I might need to invest in a camera with zoom :)

Donna said...

Heavenly!

Flora said...

Hubby Loves Peanut butter sandwiches...he puts sunflower seeds on his!

Teagarden said...

It must have been a great day! Thanks for sharing!
Have a nice week,
Markus

Jann Olson said...

Hi,
Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog. I am now following you. Hubby and I vacationsed in NC 3 years ago. We loved it! It was absolutely gorgeous. I agree, everything tastes better outdoors. Even if it's in your own yard. Everything M.E. is so cherry or cheery.

Pondside said...

What a beautiful place! I've never spent time in NC, but it's on my list....
Peanut butter and jelly and a glass of cold milk - the best!

podso said...

Cute post. Makes me hungry for a PB and J ... I bet it was cool and refreshing on that mountain!

Kasia said...

With taht kind of view? Anything would be delicious, butyoure totally right, PB&J is the best! :D

Hugs,

Michela said...

Hello Diane! Thank you for visiting and leaving me such a nice comment!
Such beautiful sights of North Carolina mountains, thank you for sharing!
x

Kim K. said...

Gorgeous view. What beautiful property. We just came back from an amazing trip in the Upper Peninsula of MI and some of our best lunches were P&J shared on the scenic turnouts. HUGS!

Jordan@the2seasons said...

Love the pictures. I enjoy spending as much time as I can outdoors. We made two picnics this weekend and enjoyed the nice weather here in upstate NY.

Ginger Zuck said...

Beautiful pictures and country. I love NC! as you know I'm from Knoxville, TN and I miss the mountains so much. It's been a while, but love PBJ's!

Lilybets said...

Mountains fascinates me,they are a beautiful gift of GOD,I love to walk between trees.

Lindsay-ann said...

Just catching up with you today. we've been away for a couple of weeks. I LOVED seeing pictures from the land you own. WOW it must be so special to go there and picnic. It looks so beautiful and peaceful. We had 2 picnics last week when we went to London for day trips. We always find a garden or park area in which to enjoy them, it saves lots of money and time finding somewhere suitable.
Lindsay
x

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I really can't remember....must put that on my list.

What a lovely place you have there.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Della said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures! The last time I did a PB&J picnic was when we took the boat up the Silver River. I love having a picnic on the boat. Next time we go to the beach I should take some along, too! Love them, but it's more like a treat for me.

Landbohaven said...

Gode billeder.
Smuk landskab.
Tak for rundvisningen.

Vee said...

Well now, sometimes trees ARE the view. Very pretty country there and I like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with a smidge of marshmallow fluff, too.

JG said...

Peanut Butter on Raisin Bread is for me. :) What lovely views!
~Judy

Q said...

P&J's work for me!
We had tomato sandwiches on the deck under the rising Full Green Corn Moon...
I pack picnics all the time. I wouldn't travel without my picnic baskets....
Wonderful views you have....
Sherry

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Awww, such beauty. I just posted pictures of my weekend in the mountains, too! : )
But now I want to eat a PB&J sandwich. Ha!
ML

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh what gorgeous photos!!! and a PB and J sounds great! Wish I could eat bread! lol The cookbook is tooo cute!

XO
Cindy

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh the pictures are just awesome. North Carolina is just gorgeous. I agree even a peanut butter sandwich would seem special eating it among all of this beauty!!

Debi@7Gates said...

To much of a coincidence you picked up that book. Really pretty views. It's been a while since a PB&J sandwich. Makes me think of school.

Patty said...

Love the mountains. Everything is flat around here. Heading to the mountains this weekend.