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Hearty & Homemade: Fall Recipes for Your Cabin

There are few things better than snuggling up in a warm and cozy cabin – with a hearty meal with family and friends. When you don’t feel like going out, want to save some money, or just really want to get some extra quality time at the cabin, check out these hearty and warm meals. They’re perfect for cold mountain nights when you’ll be snuggling by the fire, watching movies, and playing games in your own rec room!

Chicken Stew | delish.com | 4 servings
Stay cozy in the cabin with this hearty and easy stew, perfect for groups in your Pigeon Forge, TN Cabin!
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced into coins
• 1 stalk celery, chopped
• Kosher salt
• Freshly ground black pepper
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
• 1 ½ lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
• 3 sprigs fresh thyme
• 1 bay leaf
• ¾ lb baby potatoes, quartered
• 3 cups chicken broth
• Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish

In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add carrots and celery and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add flour and stir until vegetables are coated, then add chicken, thyme, bay leaf, potatoes, and broth. Season with salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook until the chicken is no longer pink and potatoes are tender, 15 minutes.

Remove from heat and transfer chicken to a medium bowl. Using two forks, shred chicken into small pieces and return to pot.

Garnish with parsley before serving.

Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili | delish.com | 8 servings
This will be a game-day favorite in your cabin, especially on those cool mountain days!

• 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 red onion, finely chopped
• 1 green Bell Pepper, chopped
• 1 ½ lbs ground turkey
• Kosher salt
• Freshly ground black pepper
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 tablespoons tomato paste
• 1 (28-oz.) can chopped tomatoes
• 1 (15-oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
• 1 (15-oz.) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
• 1 ½ cups low-sodium chicken broth
• 2 teaspoons chili powder
• 1 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano
• Shredded cheddar, for garnish
• Thinly sliced green onions, for garnish

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add onion and pepper and cook until beginning to soften, about 4 minutes. Add ground turkey and cook, stirring occasionally, until turkey is golden (it doesn’t have to be completely cooked through at this point). Season with salt and pepper, then stir in garlic and tomato paste and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

Transfer mixture to a slow cooker. To the slow cooker, add tomatoes, black beans, kidney beans, chicken broth, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Cook on high for 4 hours, until chili has thickened.

Check for seasoning and season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with cheese and green onion, if desired.

Polenta Cakes with Sautee Mushrooms | countryliving.com | 4 servings
When you want to stay in for the night, serve up this warm and impressive option for a great dinner in the cabin.

• 1 cup stone-ground grits
• 4 oz white Cheddar, coarsely grated (about 1 cup)
• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
• Kosher salt
• 3 slices thick-sliced bacon, chopped
• 2 sprigs thyme, plus more leaves for serving
• 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
• 1 red chili, thinly sliced
• 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon olive oil

Line an 11- by 7-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a large pot. Slowly whisk in grits. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often (grits will bubble in spots), until liquid has absorbed and grits are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in cheese and butter until melted. Season with salt. Transfer to prepared dish and let cool slightly; cover and refrigerate until firm and completely chilled, at least 2 hours.

Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer bacon to a plate. Increase heat to medium-high. Add mushrooms and thyme. Cook, stirring occasionally, until brown and tender, 7 to 8 minutes. Add chili and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice. Season with salt. Discard thyme sprigs.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cut grits into 8 rounds with a 3-inch cookie cutter. Cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve topped with mushroom mixture and thyme leaves.

Summer’s Over…but NEW Cabins Keep Coming!

Bummed that summer’s over? No worries, we have you covered! Our new Pigeon Forge, TN Cabins will cheer you up in no time!

Billy Bob’s
4 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | sleeps 12
Want a place that feels like home – in the Smokies? Head to Billy Bob’s in Pigeon Forge, where you’ll have a classic log cabin and modern amenities to make your stay comfortable. Cozy up in front of the stone fireplace while watching TV, make snacks and meals in the fully equipped kitchen, and break out the board games for a family game night.
On nice nights, take advantage of the charcoal grill or play some foosball on the deck! You can play Xbox 360, have movie nights with the Blu-ray player and big screen TV, or watch your own show with TVs in the bedrooms. Want the conveniences like you have at home? Billy Bob’s has a washer/dryer, high-speed internet, and a Keurig coffeemaker.

Like A Comet
3 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | sleeps 9
Stainless steel kitchen appliances, cozy wood interiors, a king-size suite with a jetted tub and fireplace, mountain views showcased by windows all around, outdoor dining, a soothing hot tub, a pool table and arcade games, lodge-like details…this small group cabin is great for a fun family vacation filled with light and laughter.

Majestic Peace
5 bedrooms | 7 ½ bathrooms | sleeps 16
Find your peace at this 5-bedroom cabin for family vacations, couples’ retreats, and weekends with friends. Take advantage of wireless internet, shoot pool, have a movie night on the Blu-ray player, and enjoy your own little spa day in the sauna at the cabin! In the morning, have a cup of coffee while you sit back in the rocking chairs before heading into town to explore. Mountain views await, the outdoor firepit is perfect for s’mores and late-night stories, and the theater room with a big screen TV and Blu-ray player is movie night heaven!

Von Bryan Estate
11 bedrooms | 10 ½ bathrooms | sleeps 43
There’s plenty of space for an awesome group getaway at this cabin for 43, with a huge deck that boasts great views, dining tables for meals and games, and plenty of space to spread out and soak up the sun. In summer, spend days in and by the private outdoor pool to swim and sunbathe. Entertainment doesn’t stop there, either.

Enjoy a lodge-like atmosphere inside, with a large stone fireplace and exposed wood beams. Shoot pool and play foosball, watch movies in your own movie room with big screen TV and theater seats, have a drink at the bar, or whip up meals in the fully equipped kitchen before relaxing on the sofas around the cabin.