Daily Archives: 11/30/2013

Thanksgiving – Thompson Style


For the past four years, mom and dad have been celebrating Thanksgiving day by going to an old antebellum mansion called The Blue Willow Inn.  The Blue Willow Inn is located at 294 North Cherokee Road, Social Circle, Georgia.

To the left, you will see a picture of what the restaurant looks like from the outside.  It’s so pretty and was already decorated for Christmas.  Inside, it’s broken down into rooms with the middle of the house being set up where the buffet is served. 

I’m not sure how many of you remember Lewis Grizzard who use to be a writer for the Atlanta Journal and Consititution.  Grizzard was also a great novelist.  He use to frequent this restaurant and one of the dining rooms is named after him. 



There was also a beautiful fountain outside of The Blue Willow Inn.

As you can tell from looking at this picture to the right, it got a little cold the night before Thanksgiving.  Can you see the iciscles hanging off the fountain?  bbrr – that made this little oinker cold just looking at it. 

I asked mommy if she touched the iciscles and she said yes they were freezing cold!  I guess someone forgot to turn that fountain off… or tell mother nature to turn up the heat – snorts.



The food at The Blue Willow Inn can be described in one word – yummy!  It is southern food at its best.  This picture to the left is mom’s plate.  She won’t tell me how many plates she ate but she said that didn’t want to see/eat or smell food for the next three days – she’s such an amateur – snorts.


They had everything imaginable on the buffet this year:  fried chicken (mom’s favorite), steak and gravy, sliced turkey, cornbread dressing, ham, mac and cheese, turnip greens, corn, green beans, sweet potatoe soufle, lima beans, fried green tomatoes, mashed potatoes, chutney, cranberry sauce, cornbread muffins and pecan cheese biscuits.  Thud – I call this a piggy paradise!


20131129-202231.jpgAnd that was just the dinner.  Desserts were off the hook – that’s dads words. 

They had peach cobbler, chocolate cake, pecan pie, pumpkin cheesecake and coconut cake.  Of course daddy had to have some.  Here’s his picture of his dessert plate.

And I know you are probably wondering.  Did they bring me home a piggy bag?  Yes they did 🙂 and I was one happy oinker.  Green beans, some turkey, a little chicken and mac & cheese.  I give the restaurant four hooves up.  I can do that because after I finished my piggy bag, I was laying on my back with my hooves in the air like I just didn’t care.

So that was our Thanksgiving.  I hope ya’ll had a great one as well!

XOXO – Bacon



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