Three easy things to spice up your early holiday breakast
Happy 4th of July! Linda wanted to share some fun food and decorating ideas we've employed here at the Grand Victorian. The above picture shows some easy, yet colorful patriotic attention grabbers. Linda's "Independence Day Waffle" is very popular. Simply place a waffle on a plate, add fresh sliced strawberries, blueberries and some fresh homemade whipped cream - VOILA! A second idea is a simple themed fruit dish with fresh sliced strawberries, plump blueberries, sliced bananas topped with fresh whipped cream and a spoonful of crunchy granola. As for the table, get creative with the partriotic theme using flags and small silver streamers with colored stars attached. Careful, not too busy - the food should be the center of attention. This time of year, most decorations are easily found at your local Grocery, Target, or Walmart. For a final touch, add a small candle to the waffle center and carefully deliver the themed masterpiece to the anxiously waiting guest. Enjoy!
Happy Memorial Day 2013. The Grand Victorian Salutes all those who have served and are now serving to defend our great country and principles. We all know them. Take some time. Give them a call. Thank them. May this Memorial Day bring great appreciation of a job well done!
From the Grand Victorian Kitchen: - Ramekin Baked Eggs
Linda wants to share her Baked Egg dish with our blog buddies. This simple to make recipe is always a hit with our guests! Please give it a try and let us know how well it works for you.
Four 6 to 7 inch Oval Ramekins Ingredients:
4 Tblsp butter 8 large eggs 8 Tblsp heavy cream ½ tsp pepper 8 Tblsp shredded parmesan cheese Chervil seasoning
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Coat inside of each ramekin with 1 Tblsp butter.
Break 2 eggs into each ramekin.
Put 2 Tblsp of cream over the eggs which should about cover them.
Spread about 2 Tblsp shredded parmesan cheese over the eggs.
Sprinkle with Chervil and pepper.
Bake at 375 degrees for 12 - 13 minutes until the egg yolks are done and the whites are fully set.
Add some garnish, toast and a couple of sausage links and you have a great tasting twist on an All-American breakfast. Enjoy!
The Richardi House (aka The Grand Victorian) is being featured on an upcoming "Destination
Michigan" TV special. This Monday's 30 minute segment will
be showcasing 2 popular area attractions, Bellaire's Richardi House and the Acme Music Museum. PROGRAM: Destination Michigan SHOWTIME: 7:30PM Monday October
28 2013 CHANNEL: WCMU (available
thoughout Michigan, check your local listings.) WCMU is a PBS
station located in Mount Pleasant Michigan and Destination Michigan
is their popular TV series featuring historical properties and
influential people of Michigan. The WCMU video team was in
Bellaire last May to record the program. The segment will focus on the
story of Robert and Henry Richardi (father/ son) who cultivated incredible
growth in Antrim County by designing and manufacturing their world class
woodenware products in Bellaire. A display of their household
utensils was awarded first place at the 1893 Columbian Exhibition
World's Fair in Chicago and is on dis…