Thursday, September 20, 2007

"The Crabby Daddy" does The Dillard House

Well I survived the commute from Corpus Christi.. Today I worked with an OB/GYN Group in Demorest, GA training the Dr and Nurse Midwife on customizing the Allscripts Healthmatics EHR software. This is the first step to prepare the office for their conversion from paper charts to the Electronic Medical Record which takes place in November.

Nice group, their building is impressive and rest in a mountain setting in the Northern Georgia mountains. These training sessions are long and tiring and I was ready to do a little snooping around in the countryside after we completed work at 5:00pm.

I remembered the Dillard House from my visit here back in 1992 with +Medic Computer systems when I installed the +Medic practice management system in a Family Practice office in Dillard.

The Dillard house has an 80 year tradition of serving "Mountain Man" meals. These are basically all you can eat southern food feasts where one of everything is placed in serving bowls on your table and passed "Family Style" around the table and refills are brought as needed. Make sure you are REALLY hungry before attempting this venture.

The Table you see set in this picture is just for one person .... Me. I counted over 11 vegetables or sides and 4 meats. The meats tonight were Country Ham, Roast Beef, Fried Chicken and Baked Chicken. Here is the list of vegetables on the menu tonight. The Menu changes daily and they serve breakfast lunch and dinner. The menu is also seasonal as well. All food is fresh and never canned or frozen. The Veggies... Sliced Fresh Vine Ripe Tomato's (Nice Red Beefsteaks or better boy's not sure didn't ask), Cole Slaw, Creamed Cabbage, Acorn Squash casserole, Yellow Squash Casserole, Lima Beans, Green Beans, Creamed Corn, Potato Casserole, Okra Dressing, Chow Chow, Horseradish sauce, apple butter, Cantaloupe, and honey dew Melons slices, and a basket of Yeast Rolls, Corn Muffin, and fresh biscuits. Wash all this down with Sweet Tea and finish it off with a choice of Chocolate pie, coconut cream pie or strawberry cobbler. HOLY COW. I had the Chocolate pie. Nice homemade crust, the chocolate filling was delicious and very creamy and the meringue on top was tall, firm, and browned nicely. I got to take the leftovers home with me for lunch tomorrow.

The kids went to Athens Y Camp earlier this year which is 15 miles down the road in Tallulah Falls Ga. Home to the Tallulah Falls Gorge. I always like visiting this part of Georgia and plan to come back with the kids either this fall or next summer to camp. The Hampton Inn in Cornelia GA is my hotel. The hotel is about 6 yrs old and has a style I have never seen at a Hampton. They have a courtyard in the middle similar to Embassy Suites but in a smaller scale. The hotel is hard to get to as it's entrance is hidden behind the Holiday Inn Express.

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