“Family Style”

My cute mother enjoying all this food!

“Family style” does not mean that my family has style – we don’t.  It has to do with specific dining experience.  I don’t know what this is called in other parts of the world, or even if this is done around the world.  But in the South, this means eating at a restaurant where you are served food much like you would eat at home with your family.  Each person does not order a specific dish.  Instead, there is a menu for the day and all of the items on the menu are brought to your table with enough for each person at your table.  Its also all-you-can-eat!

We visited The Daniel Boone Inn recently in Boone, NC and were served “family style.”  If you ever have the chance to go — GO!  I am not a foodie, but the food here is amazing.  If you like Southern cooking, that is.  We were served the following: vegetable soup, plain biscuits, ham biscuits, fried chicken, hamburger steak in gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, cole slaw, stewed apples, chocolate cake, peach cobbler, and strawberry shortcake.  AMAZING!  My mouth is watering just from typing all this!

If I ate like this every day, I would not be able to fit in any of my clothes or even my car! So today “family style” is my favorite.  If you get a chance to dine like this, it may be yours too!

Daily tally:

Avery +4/-2, Brooke +10/0,  Kate +16/-4, Me +1/-4, My Husband +3/0, New house +3/-1,   Jack(d0g) +0/-1, “Family Style” +1/0

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5 thoughts on ““Family Style”

  1. We worked at a camp one summer and cooked “family style” for up to 600 people per meal. This meant making 60 pans of lasagna (for example) in assembly line form, huge bins of Caesar salad that was put in 60 bowls, etc. But it was fun and became routine when doing it from week to week! I am glad you enjoyed the experience!

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