Saturday, June 25, 2011

Brenham House Pecan Pie Bars

Here it is as requested by our guests!
Brenham House Pecan Pie Bars
1 yellow cake mix (reserve 2/3 c. for topping)
1 stick of butter, melted
1 egg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13x9 inch baking dish.
Mix the crust, by combining the first three ingredients.  Reserve 2/3 c. of the cake mix.
Spread the mixture in the bottom of the baking dish.  Bake until crust is light brown.
(I'm not sure how long.  I have never timed it because I can watch it while I am making the second part.)
3 eggs 
2/3 c. cake mix
1 T. flour
1- 1/2 c. white Karo Syrup
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 T. vanilla
2 c. pecans, chopped
Mix eggs, cake mix, four, Karo syrup, vanilla & pecans together.
Pour mixture over the crust and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until done.
Cut into small squares when cooled
There is nothing better in the South than pecan pie, you'll love these bars!
Sometimes they get topped with Blue Bell Ice Cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Blue Bell Creameries
If you want to tour the Blue Bell Creameries
 you need to schedule your stay with us on the weekdays, or come in on Fridays in time for a tour.
Great things they add to their great Ice Cream.  Did you know they have a bakery that bakes all of their cakes and cookies that go into Blue Bell?
Did you know that the most popular flavor that Blue Bell sells is Homemade Vanilla?

The tour is most interesting and of course at the end of the tour you get to have some delicious hand dipped ice cream!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Summer Hot Nights Cool Tunes Concert Series for 2011

Hot Nights Cool Tunes
This summer the 
Hot Night Cool Tunes for 2011 series begins:
July 2- Dysfunkshun Junkshun
July 9- Lost in Austin
July 16- Abbey Rhodes/Already Gone
July 23- Suede
July 30- Two Tons of Steel
These are wonderful bands you won't want to miss!
Come to Brenham, Texas
and Enjoy the Music in Historic Downtown.
Music starts at 7:00 P.M. just as the sun starts to go down and the breezes begin.
Make your plans now and book your room at The Brenham House!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Must go to Windy Winery's Grape Stomp

So much going on at Windy Winery.  Save these dates!
2011 Harvest Grape Stomp 4 big weekends!
July 23-24, July 30-31, August 6-7, August 13-14, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

What is happening this weekend at Windy Winery

4232 Clover Road
Brenham, Texas
Here is what is happening this weekend!
June 4-5, 2011 the music starts at 3-5 P.M.
You are invited to bring your camera and visit the vineyard and capture the beauty of the grape as it is beginning its journey to wine. Stay a while and listen to the music.
A place to relax and enjoy music, have good food and great wine.  You may buy wine by the glass or grab a bottle of wine to share with friends!

Great Restaurant is Volare Italian Restaurant in Brenham, Texas

Volare Italian Restaurant
102 Ross Street
Brenham, Texas
Enjoy tempting, delicious authentic Italian and Mediterranean recipes.  Fresh bread, pasta, veal, chicken, seafood, 
and wonderful desserts.  
Beer and extensive wine list are available.
This is a very quaint restaurant in an historic home.  The atmosphere is tuscany and all of the tables have linens.
Here is the link to the restaurant:
It is a must try on your Brenham trip!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What is Happening this Weekend at Pleasant Hill Winery?

Come out to Pleasant Hill Winery for their latest wine pairings!
Saturday June 4, and Sunday June 5, 2011.

Pairings will be their 2010 Savignon Blanc 
with New Orleans styled grilled oysters
and another pairing will 
Brie and Pear Quesadillas
Then purchase some wines to take home with you!