Ice Cream on the Farm

First — I am absolutely LOVING all the Dawson’s Creek fans coming out of the woodwork on my previous post. So jealous of those of you who have met the cast or been on set! Heh.

And second — please don’t forget to check out my “How to Host an Awesome Dinner Party” post and vote for me in Foodbuzz’s Project Food Blog Challenge #3, if you haven’t already! Thank you SO much for your support and positive feedback on the post :)

~  ~  ~  ~

Anyway — I had such a fun day after my Food Science test yesterday! Since we knew we’d be getting out of class right after the test (at 4ish instead of 7ish!), a bunch of the girls and I planned a trip to get ice cream at Maple View Farm, a dairy farm about 15 minutes outside of Chapel Hill. How cute is this place?!


And, how hot is my friend Elle’s bright red Jeep?! Nothing better than a ride in a Jeep with the top off on a beautiful fall day with your girls!



The farm was SO beautiful. I could hardly believe it was only 15 minutes outside of town — it felt like we were in the middle of nowhere.

008 006

The ice cream was divine, too. So fresh :) I got a cone with a scoop of coffee ice cream — my favorite!


We all enjoyed our ice cream on the rocking chairs on their porch. Beautiful view and great company :)

Auto-timer photo fail… lol!


And then, success :)


Heart them.

When I got home, I was feeling inspired and decided to whip up a batch of exactly what I was craving — my Sweet Potato Lentil Chili!

015 016

Yummm! Just as delicious as I remembered :) I also added in some bok choy and a couple random black beans from the fridge.

Topped with cilantro:


Divine and perfectly warm and comforting for this cool weather! I packed some leftovers for lunch today :)

I’m off to relax for a bit and then head off to power yoga and dinner with a friend later tonight. Have a great night, friends!


  1. 1

    your soup is def gonna keep me warm!

  2. 2

    I love that little place! I went there on a previous Chapel Hill visit. It was also fall and chilly out!

  3. 3

    Love the idea of sweet potatoes and lentils! Two of my faves.

  4. 4
    Jen Robinson says:

    Coffee ice cream is also MY favourite! :)

  5. 5

    Let’s just stop and appreciate that you had Ice-cream & Warm chili in the same day. That’s my girl ;)

  6. 6

    maple view farms is the best–have you bought their glass bottle milk yet? i crave it. if you ever decide to get into biking/cycling, my friends used to ride out there on the weekends

  7. 8

    What a wonderful day indeed!

  8. 9

    Coffee Ice Cream is my favorite too.

    SUch a great class!! You get to make tons of incredible dishes and eat ice cream. This is definitely my kind of school. :)

  9. 10

    I made the sweet potato lentil chili today and my husband loved it. We are big sweet potato lovers in my house. It was fannetastic.

  10. 11

    You have the best adventures — and the most creative concoctions, too!

  11. 12

    LOVE Maple View!!!

  12. 13

    OMG, I love that place. We went there a few times when I was at UNC CH for grad school. Enjoy being there :)

  13. 14

    You may have just inspired my dinner for tonight….and my dessert:)

  14. 15

    Your lentil chili looks divine! Perfect for the Fall…will definitely be trying this out :)


  1. […] (I came here once before in the fall with all the girls — remember?) […]

Speak Your Mind