Monday, November 3, 2008

The wedding

Many of you know that our oldest daughter Mirjam became engaged to Dwight Zimmerman in the spring and they were married on Sept 29. The wedding was in a local church and the reception took place here at the inn on the lawn. A group of innkeeping friends flew in to help me with the food and to take over and run the reception. I can only say how amazing they all are and how humbled and thrilled I am to call them friends.
A special thank you to:

Peter and Susan Glaubitz, innkeepers emeritus from Eagles Mere, PA
Anne Marie De Freest, innkeeper extraordinare, The Inn at Round Barn Farm, VT
Liza Simpson, friend and chef, Park City, UT
Lynnette Schoffield, innkeeper friend, The William Henry Miller Inn in Ithaca, NY
Kathryn White, innkeeper friend, The Beechmont Inn, Gettysburg, PA
Betty Gladden, innkeeper emeritus and great friend from Alameda, CA
Phyllis Murry, innkeeper and friend who chose to spend her 70th birthday helping us put this event on. She is from the Montford Inn in Norman OK

It was a beautiful day in spite of rain in the morning and early afternoon, all clearing just in time for the reception. Click here to see wedding pictures.
The photographer also has a blog that can be found here.

I can only say how blessed we are not only with our friends and family and innkeeper friends. A huge thanks to each of you.

Pumpkin Pancakes

The fall of the year is always a good time to dig out all the pumpkin recipes. This year we are still enjoying beautiful color on the trees and it is November! Bonus time for sure.
These pumpkin cream pancakes are a favorite of our returning guests. As I was reading the sheet for our arriving guests today one of them had a note with it requesting the pumpkin pancakes. It reminded me that others of you may enjoy this as well.

Pumpkin Pancakes

2 cups of flour
4 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon (use a good one- I prefer Saigon)
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 cup canned or frozen pumpkin puree
1 cup sour cream (or yogurt)
pinch of salt

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl
In a separate bowl whisk butter, milk, eggs, pumpkin, and sour cream
Stir in dry ingredients
Pour by 1/4 cupfuls onto a hot griddle
Flip when bubbles start to form on the top
Serve with honey steamed apples and enjoy!