So I am sitting here in a cabin in the mountains of western North Carolina. Here is a true vision of natures magesty! Looking out over the mountains and above are millions of twinkling stars. Stars like I’ve never seen before. I guess because I am closer to them. It is absolutely breathtaking.
I am on a mini-vacation after pulling off an awesome charity event with my husband. We raised over $7,000 for a local charity and had a huge turnout with lots of families there for the whole day. Besides the reward of doing something good for the community, I am basking in the glory of feeding a large number of people some healthy food. Normally at these types of events, you will see pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, tons of soda, etc. We actually had grass-fed hamburgers, grass-fed beef hot dogs -with NO nitrites and no additives/preservatives, salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing, veggie trays, fruit trays, watermelon slices, whole grain bread, and whole wheat chocolate chip cookies (made by yours truly), and ONLY water and organic juice boxes to drink. NO sodas to be found anywhere!!!
It can be done! The money we saved on sodas and other crap was budgeted for the organic beef. It was a huge hit and the grill masters couldn’t even keep up with the demand. I can only hope that more events follow suit so I don’t have to pack a mini-cooler with food everywhere I go.
Well, I’m going to relax and take in the mountain air.