Sunday, December 13, 2009

Festive Recipe for Eggnog French Toast

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)
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

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

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)