Start Your Meal with a Hand Warmer!

We finally have a break in the snow and frigid weather here in Western North Carolina! Of course it’s raining now, so we have flood watches.

Before the weather broke, PIC, my BIL (Brother-in-Law) and I went to Mrs. G and Me for an early Sunday meal. Being open on Sunday is new for the Mrs., so we wanted to check it out.

That day it was somewhere around 18 degrees, with a wind chill (yes it was blowing) that I don’t even want to think about! I DO NOT do well with cold!

Imagine my utter surprise and happiness when our server brought over cups of steaming hot water, saying, “here are your hand warmers”. Love it, love it, love it!

After we ordered, a nice basket of bread rounds arrived with seasoned dipping oil. This is probably THE most seasoned dipping oil I’ve ever seen. Shredded Parmesan was also in the mix. You might think this is too much, but the flavor was wonderful. (Click all images to enlarge)

Mrs. G refers to their Sunday meal as a Sunday Lunch, not Brunch. There’s good reason for that. Most items on the menu are lunch-type meals, with only two dishes being egg-based.

All of the entrees come with soup or house/Caesar salad, starch and vegetable selection du jour. Pasta dishes and Chicken ‘N Dumplings do not come with a vegetable du jour.

BIL had the Caesar Salad, I chose Roasted Red Pepper Soup and PIC had the Tomato Basil Soup. The Caesar was as it should be. Pictured below is the Roasted Pepper Soup, which looked very much like the Tomato Basil, hence only one photo. Boy, were both soups delicious! Thick and robust, with a medium, chewable (if you choose) texture.

PIC’s “Brunch Dish of the Day” ($10.95), was a Southwestern-type Fritatta, served with home-fries and deliciously seasoned, house-made Pico de Gallo-type salad. PIC insisted I taste the Pico de Gallo because he thought it was terrific. He was right.

BIL and I both had Quiche ($10.95). You can choose between Florentine or Lorraine. We both went for the Lorraine, packed with eggs, bacon, ham and Swiss cheese. Mrs. G does a great job on crusts – flaky and light. Our servings were both beautifully browned on top and filled with melty goodness – not runny or overcooked.

As long as I’m talking about Mrs. G and Me, I’d like to tell you about a lunch my sister and I had in mid-December.

It was cold, windy and raining. We ducked into Mrs. G and Me’s entryway, shook off our umbrellas and coats and stepped inside to warmth and lovely Christmas music. Taking a table for two by the window, so we could watch the street action and the rain, we were happy to see that lunch prices had been lowered.

We both ordered the Brie and Chutney Sandwich ($6.95). This melting Brie and house-made Cranberry Chutney sandwich is served either as a Panini (my choice) or in a whole wheat wrap (Sister’s choice). Both versions were served warm, but I must rave about the crusty on the outside, fresh and soft on the inside bread used for my Panini.

Both of us just melted into our seats, taking bites, chatting, looking at the miserable weather out the window from our warm perch, sighing. This was such a perfect moment. The Cranberry Chutney is available to buy and take home, but I haven’t checked to see if owner Lynda only makes it seasonally. Must find out!

Although I’ve posted two of Mrs. G’s menus here, remember they can change at any time. Call for hours.

Mrs. G and Me
502 N Main St
Hendersonville, NC
(828) 697-5350‎

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