Sunday, October 23, 2011

German Sausage Loaf served at the Parish House inn, an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area bed and breakfast

This is a delicious was the signature dish of a bed and breakfast that closed many years ago, and I thank them for sharing it with us. At the Parish House Inn, it is a nice addition to breakfast with scrambled eggs, quiche or even pancakes. The addition of apples and the herbs to the sausage micture adds wonderful flavor and aroma. Enjoy!


makes 2 small loaves, each loaf makes up to 6 servings.

1 pound Jimmy Dean Sausage with sage (your favorite brand will also work)

1 medium apple (Granny Smith or Ida Red are good)

1 medium red onion

2 cups Pepperideg Farm stuffing mix (your favorite will work)

2 large eggs

Herbs de Provence

1. Preheat oven to 325o.

2. Spray the bottoms of 2 small loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray and line with aluminum foil; this will help removing the loaf easier. Spray the foil as well. Then sprinkle liberally with the Herbs de Provence, tapping out any excess.

3. Cut the apple into quaters and remove seeds. Cut ends off the onion and peel. Grate both the apple and the onion into a large mixing bowl and pour out excess liquid. Add the sausage, eggs and stuffing mix; thoroughly mix by hand. Place equal amounts in both pans, pressing down to remove any voids. At this point you can cover one pan with aluminum foil and freeze until needed.

4. Place pans on a cookie sheet ( to catch any overflow) and then in the center of the oven. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until the top is brown and a thermometer registers 160 degrees.

5. Remove the sausage loaf by inverting the pans. This may require running a knife around the four sides of the pan. Remove and discard the foil, cut into 1/2 inch slices, place on a serving dish and garnish with parsley or rosemay.

6. When you are ready to use the frozen portion, defrost if overnight in the refrigerator and bake as described.

Chris Mason


Monday, October 10, 2011

Walk to Depot Town from the Parish House Inn, an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area bed and breakfast

Depot Town is all decked out with Fall decorations to celebrate the season. It is just a 10 minute walk from the Parish House Inn, an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti are bed and breakfast, through Riverside Park where the Sidetrack Bar & Grill has been rated by GQ magazine has having one of the top 20 burgers in the be sure to stop in for lunch or dinner and enjoy a glass of local beer and hand cut fries along with your burger. Of course, Aubree's Pizza is not to be missed for the most delicious gourmet pizzas and calzones that are on special during Happy Hour. Still not for you...then Cafe Ollie is sure to please. With deli sandwiches made with fresh ingredients and vegan offerings, there is something for everyone. After your meal, just walk around and visit some of the shops.

With Halloween fast approaching, Fantasy Attic costume shop is THE place to be. They have costumes you can rent for just about any occasion, so be sure to stop in for a look. And of course
there are antiques shops and a music store as well. On Saturdays the Farmer's Market is on the Plaza and ready to tempt you with fresh apples, cider and vegetables.

Just a delightful way to spend a Fall afternoon in Historic Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Chris Mason

Friday, October 7, 2011

Parish house Inn, an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area bed and breakfast congratulates Haab's restaurant on 77 years.

Since 1934, Haab's Restaurant has been serving delicious meals in
Downtown Ypsilanti. This month they are celebrating their 77th
anniversary on Monday, October 17, as they have since 1981,
with 3 menu items from 1934 and sold at 1934 prices. The menu
items are Chicken in the Basket with French Fries and a Biscuit and Honey for 50 cents, Spaghetti and Meat Sauce for 40 cents, or Barbequed Sandwich with French Fries for 20 cents. They will be serving from 11AM until 9PM, and the line begins forming very
early in the day. Needless to say, this has become a very popular
event for Haab's and the Downtown. Congratulations!!!!

The Parish House Inn , an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area bed and breakfast is just a block away from Haab's and our guests are always delighted with their meals and service. You can check our availability and book the room of your choice right on line at

Chris Mason
Parish House Inn

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Leaf Peepers stay at the Parish House Inn, an Ann Arbor /Ypsilanti area bed and breakfast

Stay at the Parish House Inn this October and you can park your car, put on your walking shoes and take a stroll along the Huron River to see the trees dressed in their Fall colors. Just 2 blocks away, and you can walk from downtown to Depot Town along Riverside park and Frog Island, and see nature at its best.Or you can sit on the swing in our backyard with a view of the Huron River below and the colorful trees along the banks. Anyway you like to see the colors of Fall, you can see it here. You can even pack a picnic lunch or snack and sit by the river and just relax and enjoy the view.

Weekdays our rooms are just $99, and you can check availability and book your room right on line.

Chris Mason