Monday, November 23, 2009

Time to give thanks........

Hi everyone. This Thursday, all across the U.S. we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. It is a day to give thanks for all the bounty and blessings that God has given us and to share our table with those we love the most.

Here at the Inn at Stony Creek we have much to be grateful for. We have been blessed with loving families and good health and we are forever grateful for the wonderful guests that come through our door each and every week of the year. This year has especially been a banner year for us at the Inn. The addition is up, we created our first ever vegetable garden and our beautiful rose serenity garden. We have made plans to complete the new guest rooms in the addition in the near future. Bill and I have talked about new "events" that we want to initiate in the next year. (More information will follow on these at the beginning of 2010.) So, we have had a lot going on this past year and next year will be even busier.

If you are still planning your Thanksgiving feast, I would like to share with you my recipe for coconut custard pie. It is a favorite in our house and I hope it will be in yours. It is wonderful with a dollop of whipped cream and a great addition to that pumpkin pie.

Coconut Custard Pie

4 slightly beaten eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups milk, scalded
1/2 cup flaked coconut (you can use 1/4 cup more, if you like coconut)
1 9-inch unbaked pastry shell

Blend eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Gradually stir in scaled milk.
Pour into pastry shell. Sprinkle with coconut.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes (until knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean. Cool on rack and then chill.

Well folks,I guess thats all for now. I will be posting some great cookie recipes for the Christmas holidays in the next few blogs and hope you will share some with us. We will also be telling you about some of our plans for 2010 and hopefully getting some feedback from you.

Bill and I want to wish you all a very Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving and we hope you will come visit us soon at the Inn at Stony Creek.