A few weeks ago, we had a family reunion in Pigeon Forge. We rented a cabin and, after winding up a long, narrow road, we reached the most beautiful view. It was absolutely breathtaking!
The week after we returned, I had an appointment to get my hair done with my hairdresser who has a shop off Holleman's Bend Road in Granville. As I get older, I find myself saying and thinking, "I remember when ..." more and more. And as I was leaving, my mind wandered back many years to the people I remembered living in Holleman's Bend. A lot of the houses are gone now along with most of the people I remembered living in them. As I continued I thought about how peaceful it was, and I even stopped my car in the middle of the road and turned off the engine just so I could hear nature.
When I finally reached the highway, I stopped to look at the lake and the trees and the hills behind it and thought to myself, "ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING!"
And I didn't have to drive out of the county to see it.
Frozen Banana Salad
4 bananas, mashed
2 T. lemon juice
¼ c. sugar
½ c. mayonnaise or salad dressing
½ c. chopped nuts
1 (8 oz.) tub Cool Whip
Blend bananas with lemon juice, sugar and mayonnaise. Fold in nuts and whipped cream. Pour into square baking dish. Cover and freeze.
This recipe was submitted by Glenda Myers and can be found in the new cookbook, "Granville: Our Mayberry Cookbook."