Monday, November 28, 2011

Pumpkin French Toast for breakfast at the Parish House Inn, an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area bed and breakfast

Guests at the Parish House Inn love this Pumpkin French Toast and it is perfect for the Holiday season as it is assembled the night before and finished cooking in the morning. Serve with bacon or sausage, fresh fruit and coffee and delight your family and friends. Enjoy!


Serves 6

1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced Challah style bread

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ginger

a pinch of coarse salt

1/2 cup canned pumplin

1/2 cup half-and-half

4 large eggs

2 tablespoons orange flavored liquer or orange juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind

6 tablespoons butter for frying

maple syrup to serve

1. Trim ends of bread and cut crosswise into 12 1-inch slices.

2. Combine sugar, cinnamon, ginger and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk in the pumpkin, half-and-half, eggs, liquer, vanilla and orange zest. Pour mixture into a large baking dish.

3. Add bread slices to the pan, turning to coat both sides. Cover pan with plastic wrap and refrigerare overnight.

4. Preheat oven to 250o. Heat 2 large skillets over meduim low heat and add 1 tablespoon butter. When butter is sizzling, add 2 bread slices to each skillet and cook until bread is golden brown, about 2 -3 minutes per side. Transfer the slices to a baking sheet; keep warm in the oven until serving. repeat with remaining butter and bread.

5. Serve with remaining butter and warm maple syrup.

Chris Mason
Parish House Inn

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Parish House Inn sends Thanksgiving greetings

Chris Mason

Parish House Inn

The Parish House inn, an Ann Arbor area bed and breakfast likes "Opera on Tap"

There are a lot of fun things to do in Ypsilanti these days. One event that has become a "must see" event is "Opera on Tap" presented the first Tuesday of every month at Frenchie's at Sidetrack Bar & Grill, 56 East Cross Street, in Ypsilanti's Depot Town. Plan to attend the next performance, "Christmas! Christmas!", Tuesday, December 6, at 8:30PM for an evening of good cheer, great beer and all the live music you can stand.
Opera on Tap's mission is to bring opera and classical music out of the conert hall and into alternative venues. Originally formed in NYC, the Ann Arbor/Ypsi chapter is more than two years old and provides young singers an opportunity to perform the music of contemporary, classical and operatic composers.

Tuesday January 3, at 8:30PM "Resolution" will be on Tap!

You can book your room at the Parish House Inn, an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti bed and breakfast right on line...and all rooms are just $99 Sunday -Thursday nights.

Chris Mason

Parish House Inn

Saturday, November 5, 2011

MIX Marketplace opens near the Parish House Inn an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti bed and breakfast

The Parish House Inn congratulates MIX on their new venture and looks forward to this event. Downtown Ypsilanti has many interesting shops from antique stores to a new hobby shop, plus unique restaurants. All are just a short walk away from the Parish House Inn.

Wednesday, NOVEMBER 16, 2011 from 5-9pm

the holiday pop-up marketplace

at mix marketplace

200 W. Michigan (the former mongolian grille)

indoor holiday market

offering an evening of

artisan foods for sale

live music – food and drink – raffle

Chris Mason


Parish House Inn