Sunday, December 13, 2009

Festive Recipe for Eggnog French Toast

the side board decoated for christmas with greenery and lights and set out with lots of pastries the dining room mantel decorated with sugar sticks and greenery and 8 framed botanicals on the wall two pieces of french toast with whipped cream and red berries on top We added a new recipe for french toast to the breakfast menu for the month of December. It is soooo easy and very festive. We use the same Great Harvest Farmhouse White bread that we use in our caramel french toast recipe, but if you can't find that in your town just use a good quality bread. One loaf Great Harvest Farmhouse White Bread - sliced into 1/2 inch pieces 4 jumbo eggs 2 1/2 cups quality eggnog 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoons Bourbon (optional) cinnamon 2 tablespoons butter for griddle 2 cups heavy cream whipped to soft peaks powdered sugar to garnish raspberries to garnish mint leaves to garnish In large bowl mix the eggs, eggnog, vanilla and bourbon well. Soak each slice of bread until well coated and place on cookie sheet. Heat griddle to medium high and then coat with butter. Add your bread slices and sprinkle each with cinnamon. When one side is golden brown flip each piece and cook until other side is also golden brown. Keep warm in 100 degree oven until ready to serve. We cut each slice on the diagonal. Then place two or three slices on each plate. Dust with powdered sugar, garnish with the whipped cream and raspberries and serve with maple syrup.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Winter Welcome

welcome sign on the check in table with christmas greenery around it and the lamp and 4 candles in front on the table This is the perfect time of the year to visit with us at Woodhaven. The decorations are glowing in every room. Shopping at the malls and boutiques and art galleries is at it's best. The rooms are cosy and the whirlpools, steamshowers and fireplaces are great for relaxing after the fun of a busy day shopping.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Inn Decorated for the Holidays

the christmas tree decoratied with many white lights and hundreds of multi colored ornaments our12 foot tree being carried in to the parlor therersa standing on the entrance staircase with roping and lights going up the banisterlaurthe christmas tree with lights and ornaments 
a small silver christmas tree with lots of glass and cream colored ornaments the parlor mantel with 6 glass candlesticks with white candles and greenery and lights on the mantel We have been busy little bees just decorating non stop to dress the Inn in it's holiday finery. Since we are a Victorian era inn we tend to go overboard or as my sister says "encrusted". Each year there are many new additions to display along with the special ones collected over 61 years. The 11 foot tall tree takes the most  time and energy...and at least 500 ornaments! Theresa, Laurel and I spent two full days just on the ornaments. (No one wants to string the 1800 lights so I end up doing it)