Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Homestead Shoppe and Irene's Back Porch


Today, I'd like to tell you about a place that I'm excited about.  It's called the Homestead Shoppe.  The owner is Scott Taylor.  He told me there are over 90 quality dealers with over 150 booths in his large building.  These dealers have antiques, collectibles, and home decor for sale.

                                                                    Scott Taylor

There is something at The Homestead Shoppe for every taste and budget.  This is my kind of place.  What a way to spend the whole day just browsing and shopping!  Does that sound like fun, or what?

F.Y. I.
The Homestead Shoppe
P.O. Box 159
Highway 11W
Church Hill, TN 37642
(423) 357-5400
Mon.-Sat. 10-6
Closed Sun.
(Check them out on Facebook.)

And, that's not all!  When it's time to take a break from all that shopping, there's a great little place for a meal or a snack that's right inside The Homestead Shoppe.  It's called Irene's Back Porch, all decked out with lovely country decor.  If you want "down home," and country cookin', this place is it! 

There are tasty entrees like meat loaf, and country sides like cornbread salad and soup beans.  What about a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich?  The dessert might be carrot cake, a cobbler, or chocolate pie.  (The menu varies daily.)


The day we were there, Greg had a cheeseburger with potato chips, and I chose the chicken salad croissant with cole slaw and cheesy potatoes.  In addition, each of us was presented with their famous fried hoecakes with butter.

                                                         Chicken and Dumplings

After the meal, we told Irene Moody, the owner/cook how much we'd enjoyed everything.  She then suggested that we really needed to try their signature dish, chicken and dumplings, which she brought out for us to sample.  Neither of us has ever liked chicken and dumplings, but we both agreed that this was delicious!

                        Lisa Queen and Al Johnson who work with Irene Moody in various capacities.

After all this food, we didn't even have room for dessert.  Just like it says in their ad, "Nobody leaves Momma's kitchen table hungry."

F. Y. I.
Irene's Back Porch
In the back of The Homestead Shoppe
Church Hill Shopping Center
Church Hill, Tennessee
(423) 357-5410 call-in orders
Mon.-Fri. 11-5

Positive thought: from Irene's Back Porch: "Made from scratch country food at country prices."

Thanks for visiting!  Until next time (Sunday, September 25), Becky

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