Apple Cider Mimosas

golden cider mimosaThese are delicious and so easy to make.  September is a time for apple cider fresh from the orchard.  It’s always fun to stop, kids pop out of cars, smiles are on all the adult faces.  This year we thought we’d see the smiles on the faces of our family by purchasing our own cider press and pressing our own apples.  The cider was so sweet and refreshing and the family gathering around was priceless!  You don’t need to go to this extreme for your cider.

1 quart of cider                                                                                                                     1 bottle of champagne (to your taste)                                                                                 1 T. cinnamon                                                                                                                     2 T. sugar

Mix cinnamon and sugar in a shallow flat rimming dish.  Pour water into another flat rimming dish, enough to be 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep. (I used refrigerator containers).  Dip the champagne flutes into the water then the cinnamon sugar mix.  Pour about half the glass full of champagne and top with cider.  cider mimosa

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Chocolate Sweetness, Love All the Way!

rom2What says Valentine’s Day to you?  Is it flowers, perhaps roses, with that sweet, sweet fragrance?  Is it a special dinner out at a fine dining restaurant?  Perhaps you dream of getting away with your sweetheart to a romantic bed and breakfast.  Maybe you need to give a box of chocolates or a beautiful piece of jewelry.  My thoughts on Valentine’s Day is just spending quality time with my sweetie, and telling him how much I appreciate him and all he means to me. What says romance to me  isn’t  gifts, it’s realizing he appreciates me back by how he shows me, and tells me, and by meeting my emotional needs. As for all those other sweet treats mentioned.  Well, those are just a great icing on the cake!! (Which by the way, cake is another great sweet treat, wink, wink)

At the James Manning House we like to think our romance is in the care and concern we rosesshow our guests.  We like to think our atmosphere is one where you can feel at home, to relax.  You are pampered with cozy settings, quaint fireplaces in the rooms, and a decor where you don’t have to be afraid to kick off your shoes.   Delicious breakfasts are prepared for you, and you don’t have to lift a finger to do any cleanup. So we thought we’d arrange for one more way we think you can show your sweetheart your appreciation.

Sweeten your Valentine’s Day! All you really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!   Treat your love to a delightfully chocolate getaway at the James Manning House B&B.  Your romantic retreat starts with a chocolate sampler waiting in your room. Relax and enjoy your private evening in the warmth and comfort of the inn.  Enjoy a champagne and chocolate Valentine breakfast.  Pick your time to enjoy 60 minutes of chocolate massage, by Marie Donovan, LMT, without leaving the inn.  Come, stay, and pamper your Valentine for three days and two nights, Chocolate Valentine Package; $299 plus taxes.  Valentine Package will be available February 5 through February 21.chocolateValentine

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