Monday, May 28, 2012

Give Thanks to all who Served our Country this Memorial Day

Thanks to all who served our country
for the sacrifices that have been made,
 along with the sacrifices their families have had to make as well!
Memorial Day

Our guests celebrated and gave thanks this weekend.  This morning
they were served a King's breakfast.

Fresh fruit, with cinnamon cream and chocolate mint,
Egg in the hole of whole wheat bread and toast,
parsley red potatoes,
our garden tomatoes season with fresh basil ribbons,
and to top it off lemon turnovers!
... and lots of coffee!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Saturday Mornings Check Out the Brenham's Farmer's Market

Saturday Mornings 8 A.M. to 12 P.M. 
June 2, 9, 23, 30, 2012

307 S. Park Street
Vegetables, eggs, home-canned foods, arts and crafts, eat in or take away breakfast burritos, tamales, cakes, pies, cinnamon rolls, kolaches, and fresh brewed coffee!  
Every Saturday , 8am-12 pm, just off the square in downtown Brenham.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Summertime Getaway in Brenham, Texas

Make your plans for a summer getaway
at The Brenham House!

Tour the Blue Bell Creameries
Check out our three wineries,
Shop in our historic Downtown,
Catch a show at Unity Theatre,
Hot Nights Cool Tunes- July free concerts every Saturday night,
Antique Rose Emporium,
Ellison's Greenhouses,
On the Hill Market Days,
Dine in a great restaurant on the square,
go to the Brenham Heritage Museum,
or the Downtown Art Gallery

Friday, May 25, 2012

Hot Nights Cool Tunes Concert Series in Brenham, Texas

It is time to get ready for our
 2012 Summer Concert Series every Saturday night in July.

Just as the sun sets and the breezes begin, bring your lawn chair and come to historic downtown Brenham for our Hot Nights Cool Tunes!
July 7 -The Newsboyz
 5 piece band from Austin playing a hugh variety of music

July 14 - Dysfunkshun Junkshun
7 piece Austin band playing rock and roll, disco, funk and Motown

July 21 - Abbey Rhode and Already Gone
renditions of The Beatles and The Eagles

July 28 - Suede
Electrifying band playing hits of the 70's, 80's, 90's to today!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Scones from Scratch at The Brenham House

We make scones in many varieties.  
Anything you can dream of you can turn into a scone!
Cranberry and Orange, Cherry and Almond, Strawberry, Blueberry, Apricot


Try this recipe
2c. flour, sifted
1 T. baking powder (aluminum free)
1 tsp. salt
2 T. sugar
1 -1/2 sticks of cold butter, diced
2 eggs
1/2 c. cold cream
1 c. dried fruit, diced
optional:  1 tsp.  vanilla, almond, orange or strawberry extract 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a mixer, place all sifted ingredients.  Add butter and mix on low until pea size.  In a small bowl whisk eggs and cream.  Add to the mixer and mix just until blended.  Fold in fruit.  Pour sticky dough out onto floured counter, knead a few times.  Roll out and cut scones with biscuit cutter.  Place on baking sheet with parchment paper.  Egg wash the tops and sprinkle with sugar.  Bake for 15-20 minutes.  Serves 12

Come stay with us at The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast! 
Creamy Eggs Scrambled, Homemade Hash Browns, Peppered Bacon and warm Flaky Buttery, Cherry Almond Scones!  m-m-m-m!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Unity Theatre presents The Miracle Worker

Coming up next at Unity Theatre
June 14-July 1, 2012

A Drama
The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

Highly regarded as an American theatre classic, this play tells the story
of the teacher who brought language and compassion into Helen Keller's 
dark, silent world.  Drawing heavily from letters written by Anne Sullivan
 in 1887, the drama unfolds with wit and humor to reveal events leading 
to the famous friendship. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Apricot White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Apricot White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 sticks of soften butter
1/4 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 c. white chocolate, chopped
1 1/2-2 c. dried apricots, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, white chocolate apricots and set aside.  Cream butter, eggs, and vanilla.  Add dry ingredients slowly and mix just  until combined.  Drop heaping teaspoons on to cookie sheets with parchment paper.  Bake for 14-16 minutes.  Yields 4 dozen

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mother's Day Weekend in Brenham, Texas

Happy Mother's Day!
What a great way to celebrate Mother's Day
 by spending the weekend in Brenham, Texas!

Maifest parades and festival at Fireman's Park,
Dining at one of our great restaurants,
Relax at The Brenham House,
Try a tasting at one of our three wineries,
Shop downtown and stop for a coffee at Independence Coffee Shop,
Go to Antique Rose Emporium,
Stop by Ellison's Greenhouses,
Don't forget to check out Chappell Hill Lavender Farm and cut your own lavender!