Sunday, November 20, 2016

Thoughts About Food As Thanksgiving Nears


As Thanksgiving nears, thoughts of luscious food, not surprisingly, become more prominent. Visions of Thanksgiving turkey with cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie dance in our imaginations.

Mama always had the most wonderful Thanksgiving meals. She was a chef extraordinaire! In addition to the above-mentioned food, she'd also have sweet potato casserole, cranberry casserole, mashed potatoes with gravy, fresh green beans, and homemade dinner rolls. (No brown-and-serve rolls for her!)

Since I'm discussing good food on this post, I thought I'd share with you a special restaurant that Greg and I recently visited in East Tennessee.

Last month, Greg and I were on a trip which took us right through Fountain City (which is actually a part of Knoxville). Suddenly, I happened to think about a co-worker telling me, several years ago, about a restaurant, Litton's Market & Restaurant in Fountain City, that had great food, including hamburgers.

When I mentioned hamburgers to Greg, I said the magic word because he dearly loves them, especially cheeseburgers, and so, of course, we had to go and find Litton's.

And, here it is-

Litton's is a casual place with a good atmosphere-

Imagine being here with your favorite people or special person.

The food is great!-

Chicken salad sandwich, anyone?

And, the cheeseburger did not disappoint! Greg said it lived up to its reputation.

Here's the proof of how well-liked Litton's hamburgers are. (This is just one of many accolades hanging on the wall at Litton's.)

In addition, Litton's also excels with their desserts. In fact, according to "TripAdvisor," Litton's is "ranked #1 of 40 'Dessert in Knoxville.'" (Also, Litton's received a "Certificate of Excellence" from TripAdvisor.") 

Here's one of Litton's...

many yummy desserts.

We're looking forward to making a return visit soon!

Litton's Market & Restaurant
2803 Essary Dr.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37918
(865) 688-0429

*The pretty fall pumpkin decoration above is at Merridee's Breadbasket in Franklin, Tennessee. I wrote a blog post about it on 8/3/14, entitled, "Merridee's Breadbasket Is a Favorite." (You might want to check it out!)

Thanksgiving chuckle: "An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day."
-Irv Kupcinet

Helpful hint: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has an excellent traditional Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving Day.

(The above Thanksgiving sign is from another really good restaurant, Farmers Family Restaurant in Columbia, Tennessee. For more info, please see my 4/28/12 blog post, "Farmers Family Restaurant.")

Positive thought: "Give thanks for unknown blessings already on the way." -Native American Saying
Thanks for visiting! Until Sunday, December 4, 2016, Becky

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