Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas at the Brownstone

A Christmas Open House commemorating 12 years in business as the Brownstone Colonial Inn Bed and Breakfast was held Wednesday, December 14, for the local business community.  Owned and operated by Mark and Brenda Miller, the Brownstone has served the community by providing a respite from the daily routine of life for guests wanting a quiet getaway, while offering amenities necessary for the business traveler.  The home is an 18th century restored sandstone farmhouse located just outside Reinholds on 7 country acres.  Hors d’oeuvres were provided by Galen Hall Restaurant and Reinholds Station Inn; and red velvet cake was served, compliments of Weaver Markets Bakery, as well as Brenda’s home-baked Christmas cookies and hot mulled cider.  

Serving (from left to right) are Hannah Christophel, Jen Smathers, Mark Miller, son Brandon Miller and Brenda Miller.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Feast for the Senses in Lancaster PA

Sight & Sound Millennium Theater has been delighting audiences with its annual production of Miracle of Christmas for almost 2 decades now. The show is an uplifting experience that involves nearly all of your senses. You will feel like you've actually entered the bustling village of Bethlehem as live camels, donkeys, horses and villagers literally surround you. Between the spectacular costuming, choreography, vocal performances, lighting and set-design this production is truly a feast for the senses! Miracle of Christmas run through December 31, 2011. For tickets visit: Sight and Sound Tickets

Another Lancaster County holiday tradition is Pumpkin Chiffon Pie. After a nice evening out at the theatre treat yourself to this delicious dessert!

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
1 ½ cup pumpkin
1 pk. Knox gelatin
¼ cup cold water
3 egg yolks or egg beaters
¾ cup sugar
1/3 cup milk
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. pumpkin spice
3 egg whites

Heat pumpkin, egg yolks, salt, spice, ½ cup sugar & milk
Add soaked gelatin. Cool
Beat egg whites, add sugar, fold into mixture. Pour into baked pie shell.

Pie Shell
1 ½ cup flour
1 tsp. Salt
½ cup salad oil
2 Tbsp. Milk
1 ½ Tbsp. Sugar

Mix together in a 9” pie pan. Press out like crust. Prick with fork.
Bake 15 min. @ 375 degrees. Cool crust before adding  pumpkin mixture.

Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas!
Hurst House Bed and Breakfast