Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Holiday Season Comes to Warwick

Hello everyone. Joe here with November's news from Warwick and the Inn at Stony Creek. We have been so busy during this Fall foliage season and we've met so many new people and most important, we have made so many new friends.

Harvest time is just about over in the Hudson Valley and the farmer's markets have all closed for the upcoming winter. But there is still lots to do in the area.

On November 20-21 &December 4-5 there is a Wine Trail event. Visit 11 wineries, receive a grapevine wreath and ornament and sample great food and wine. For reservations call 845 988-9292.

On November 21st there are also two other great events happening in the Warwick area. First in Sugar Loaf, NY there will be a Festival of Trees from 10am to 3 pm, where you can see one of a kind decorated trees and perhaps purchase a special gift for a special someone. There will be caroling and activities for the kids and even a visit from Santa. Call 845 469-2287 for more information. Then also on that day in the Village of Warwick we will be celebrating "Home for the Holidays" from noon to 5pm. The Warwick Merchants Guild will be sponsoring an open house. All the stores will have specials. There will be music, refreshments, decorations for season, etc. Then at 2pm the Paramount Players will be performing scenes from Charles Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" on the railroad green.

Maybe the title of this post should be "it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas". :)

Well, even though it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas, we still have Thanksgiving to look forward to and I have found a great recipe to share with you. It is very easy and a great dessert to end your dinner with. Hope you enjoy it.

Pumpkin Dessert Squares

1 1/2 cups Bisquick
1/2 cup softened (not melted)butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 cup sugar
1 15 oz can of pumpkin (not filling)
1 12 oz can of evaporated milk
3 eggs

1 cup Bisquick
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup of softened butter
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or spray a 13 x 9 pan.

In med bowl mix 1 1/2 cups of bisquick and 1/2 cup of pecans. Using pastry blender or fork cut in 1/2 cup of butter until crumbly. Using floured fingers, pat into bottom of pan. Bake 10 min.

In a lg. bowl beat filling ingredients with a wire whisk until smooth. Set aside.

In a med bowl mix 1 cup of bisquick and 1/2 brown sugar. Using pastry blender or fork cut in 1/4 cup of butter until crumbly. Mix in pecans.

Pour filling over hot partially baked base. Sprinkle with topping mix over filling.

Bale 50-55 min or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool 30 min before cutting into squares.

Serve with whipped cream. Store leftovers (if there are any) in fridge.

Just made this for our open house and not one was left.

Well folks that is all for now. My next post will be my Christmas entry and I will have some big news to tell you about plans at the Inn.

Bill and I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and we look forward to hearing from you all this holiday season.

Best wishes to you all.