FAT TUESDAY- Mardi Gras 2017

Carnival, Sights, Sounds and Smells… Everything that is Mardi Gras.  The costumes, dancing, customs, FOOD and DRINK!  Today is the day that Carnival season is rich and vibrant with jubilation and fellowship in NOLA!  If you have never been, it is truly an experience.  Not only the people (the droves of people), but the atmosphere; a feeling that just can’t be described in words.  You must FEEL it. Breathe it in. Celebrate with thousands of your soon to be closest friends.

During Mardi Gras ONE MUST EAT (and drink), enjoying the cuisine of New Orleans is one of the most AMAZING parts of Fat Tuesday!  Incase you can’t be there for the experience I’ve decided to tickle your taste buds with a few recipes below- YUMMMMM…..

Warm Gumbo Dip– (Thanks Southern Living)-

1/4 cup butter
6 green onions, sliced
2 celery ribs, diced
1 cup chopped assorted bell peppers
1 1/2 pounds peeled, large raw shrimp, chopped
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 1/2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese
3/4 cup sliced pickled okra
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat; add green onions and next 2 ingredients. Cook, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes or until peppers are tender. Stir in shrimp and next 2 ingredients; cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low; add cream cheese, stirring until cheese is melted. Remove from heat, and stir in okra and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Spoon mixture into a 2-qt. baking dish, and sprinkle with remaining 2 Tbsp. cheese. ( that’s a lot of things for one step)

3. Bake at 400° for 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with bread.

So Good!  OH MY!  Need a drink to go with that?  See below.

Hurricane–  (Thanks mardigrasday)

1 oz. Bacardi 151 Proof Rum

1 oz. White rum

1 oz. Dark rum

½ oz. Grenadine

3 oz. Orange juice

3 oz. Pineapple juice

Crushed Ice

Serve in a Hurricane Glass filled with Crushed Ice, garnish with Orange slice and cherry.

Hope you all have an amazing FAT TUESDAY!  If you decide to give the gumbo dip (or the Hurricane) a try let me know how it all turns out!

~Kathy

If you would like more information, please Contact Kathy Vetten, Broker  at Exit Realty Mountain View Properties,  located at:  1900 US Hwy 64 West,  Murphy NC  28906  –http://www.exitmurphy.com or http://www.kathyvetten.com  For All Your Real Estate Needs,

Kathy Vetten / Broker-CRS. Call 828-837-2288  –  or  828-361-0360 –  Murphy NC REAL ESTATE TOOLS AND SOLUTIONS – Kathy Vetten Broker / CRS – Exit Realty Mountain View Properties or visit my web site at http://www.kathyvetten.com

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If you would like more information, please Contact Kathy Vetten, Broker  at Exit Realty Mountain View Properties,  located at:  1900 US Hwy 64 West,  Murphy NC  28906  –http://www.exitmurphy.com or http://www.kathyvetten.com  For All Your Real Estate Needs,

Kathy Vetten / Broker-CRS. Call 828-837-2288  –  or  828-361-0360 –  Murphy NC REAL ESTATE TOOLS AND SOLUTIONS – Kathy Vetten Broker / CRS – Exit Realty Mountain View Properties or visit my web site at http://www.kathyvetten.com

World-Renown Danish Dance Troop is Coming to Murphy!

After dazzling millions from around the globe, the world-renown National Danish Performance Team will grace the town with radiant dance routines and self-empowerment at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Murphy High School gym.
Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Cherokee County Arts Council, Brasstown Morris Dancers and Cherokee County Schools,  we will welcome a visit from the 33-member Danish team.
Combining gymnastics, trapeze and rhythmical dance, the Denmark-based team promotes healthy exercise and confidence through skillful performances and workshops. Since the 1930s, they have traveled to more than 60 different countries, sharing their mission and mesmerizing crowds.

Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the Murphy Art Center, Parson’s Pub and Curiosity Shop Bookstore downtown. Students have free entry.

If you would like more information on Murphy, NC contact me at Exit Realty Mountain View Properties  1900 US Hwy 64 West, Murphy NC  28906  828-837-2288   or email me at kathy@exitmurphy.com  http://www.kathyvetten.com http://www.cometomurphync.com / http://www.exitmurphy.com http://www.corkyvetten.com

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Acreage and Building- Business Opportunity Waiting for You!

It is few and far between that we receive a business with acreage but this week we did!  4.29 acres of cleared AND unimproved land PLUS a restaurant/diner.  Cute little 1200 sq foot building with kitchen- all stainless appliances, 2 bathrooms, seating for 20, and 3 out buildings for storage.

Restaurant not your thing?  No problem with just a little elbow grease you could turn this property into an office, auto mechanic shop, retail business or use for storage.

If you would like more information, please Contact Kathy Vetten, Broker  at Exit Realty Mountain View Properties,  located at:  1900 US Hwy 64 West,  Murphy NC  28906  –http://www.exitmurphy.com or http://www.kathyvetten.com  For All Your Real Estate Needs,  

Kathy Vetten / Broker-CRS. Call 828-837-2288  –  or  828-361-0360 –  Murphy NC REAL ESTATE TOOLS AND SOLUTIONS – Kathy Vetten Broker / CRS – Exit Realty Mountain View Properties or visit my web site at http://www.kathyvetten.com

A little bit of Heaven!

This week I had the opportunity (and took it) to list what I consider a piece of Heaven.  15.76 Acres of land, with a pasture below and nothing but sky at your sight line.  This property is truly spectacular!  Timberwood Springs West is just a short drive from downtown Murphy, NC and close to the Tennessee State Line.

 

If you would like more information, please Contact Kathy Vetten, Broker  at Exit Realty Mountain View Properties,  located at:  1900 US Hwy 64 West,  Murphy NC  28906  –http://www.exitmurphy.com or http://www.kathyvetten.com  For All Your Real Estate Needs,      

  Kathy Vetten / Broker-CRS. Call 828-837-2288  –  or  828-361-0360 –  Murphy NC REAL ESTATE TOOLS AND SOLUTIONS – Kathy Vetten Broker / CRS – Exit Realty Mountain View Properties or visit my web site at http://www.kathyvetten.com

7 days ’til VALENTINE’S Day!

The count down is on.  We have 7 days until the “most romantic day of the year”.  Whether it’s chocolates, flowers or a nice evening out this is the time of year we try to woo those we love or those we want to be our love.

There are a few things happening in and around Murphy, NC that you might want to check out.

  • 2/10 – Wild at Heart 2017 @ the Chattanooga Zoo. A cocktails for conservation event. $30 for Zoo Members
    $35 for Non Members.
  • 2/10- 2/12 – Ruby Falls Romance at Ruby.  A romantic Valentine’s Lantern Tour – with a special cave and waterfall tour, includes souvenir photo, rose, and gift! Hear the love story of Leo Lambert who discovered the waterfall and named it after his wife, Ruby. And experience the romantic view from the Lookout Mountain Tower.
  • 2/12-2/14- BOGO Valentine’s at Chimney Rock.  What better way to show your sweetheart some love than by bringing him or her to see beautiful 75-mile views from the top of Chimney Rock?

 

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Call Kathy Vetten for ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS  in Murphy NC

www.kathyvetten.com  Office#  828-837-2288  Cell#  828-361-0360

 

 

Happy Groundhog Day!

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, which means we will have 6 more weeks of winter.  The “official forecast” from the not so happy looking little groundhog is as follows:

“Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye

Now, this Second Day of February, Two Thousand and Seventeen, the One Hundred and Thirty First  Annual Trek of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club….

Punxsutawney Phil, the Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of All Prognosticators, was awakened from his burrow to the cheers of his thousands of faithful followers….

At Gobbler’s Knob on Groundhog Day
We celebrate a world-wide Holiday
It’s mighty cold weather, you’ve been braving
Is it more winter or is it spring that you’re craving?
Since you’ve been up all night and starting to tottle
I, Punxsutawney Phil, shall not dawdle
My faithful followers, I could clearly see
A beautiful, perfect shadow of me
Six more Weeks of Winter, it shall be!”

That’s 6 more weeks for you to plan your trip to Murphy, NC and 6 more weeks for you to check out some pretty awesome homes and find your new home !

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Call Kathy Vetten for ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS  in Murphy NC

www.kathyvetten.com  Office#  828-837-2288  Cell#  828-361-0360