What a Difference a Week Makes!

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Its hard to believe that this was the scene May 15, just a little over a week ago!  With summer solstice just 5 weeks away, it was 35 degrees F. with 40 mile/hour winds.  Thankfully, spring weather is really (and finally!) here.  This week should see sunshine and temperatures into the 70’s and 80’s.

At the Carriage House, we’ve been celebrating spring for weeks, getting the house and grounds ready for the summer season.  We hope to see you here in Sodus Point!

Pre-Pear to Be Delighted!!

IMG_1369These yummy baked pears were part of the breakfast offering on Sunday morning!  Amazingly simple to make, they are the newest addition to our breakfast family.  It’s only minutes from the beginning to the oven.

Cut a whole pear in half  lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with honey.  Add some butter to the seed hollow, then sprinkle with pecans or walnuts.  Bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees, add a dollop of plain yogurt–and pre-pear to be delighted!!
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An Indian Summer Day at the Carriage House Inn

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It was a perfect Indian Summer day yesterday at the Carriage House Inn and Sodus Point.  It was hard to believe it was November 4 with clear sunny skies and the thermometer at 73 degrees. The silvery waters of Lake Ontario lived up to its Iroquois Indian name: “Sodus”, capturing this lovely reflection of the lighthouse in the waters of the lake.

At the Inn, we are busy getting the grounds ready for winter–herding leaves into large piles, putting away outdooor furniture until spring, closing down  flower and vegaetable gardens, and moving the herb garden inside to season our breakfast dishes all winter long.

Just a reminder that we will are open all year, and Sodus Point is a great area to visit in every season.  We look forward to seeing you at the Point!

The Carriage House Inn’s Best Egg Casserole

Best Egg Casserole

Here is a much requested recipe of one of our popular egg casseroles!!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray or grease a 9″x13″ casserole dish with cooking oil or shortening

Ingredients:

  • 18 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Lawry’s seasoned salt (or to taste)
  • 1 1/8 stick butter or margerine
  • 3 cups hash brown potatoes (thawed)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
  • 12 oz of diced ham slice
  • 1 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  1. Beat eggs, yogurt, and seasoned salt together
  2. Melt butter, and lightly saute’ onion and peppers.
  3. Add diced ham and thawed potatoee, stir to mix.
  4. Pour into egg mixture and lightly stir to blend ingredients
  5. Pour into casserole dish.
  6. Sprinkle grated cheese over casserole

Bake at 350 degrees for one hour, or until knife comes out clean when inserted.

Cut into 12 squares

 

Lilacs and Lighthouses

Lilacs and LighthousesLilacs and Lighthouses is a good description of Sodus Point this week. The Point is in bloom, and this view of the lighthouse framed by lilacs on the left and Chimney Bluffs on the right is absolutely beautiful.  This shot was taken from the bluffs at the Lighthouse Museum, just a few hundred feet from the Inn.

And we’re blooming at the Carriage House Inn, too!  We’re planting, pruning, mowing, and enjoying the warm spring days and cool nights.  The fragrance of the season is wafting through the Inn, augmented by the occasional aroma of chocolate chip cookies in the oven.

Ready for a change of pace? Take a trip to bloomin’ Sodus Point, and join us for a night or two at the Carriage House Inn!

Sunrise!

sunrise over sodus pointSunrise signals the start of a new day, and today’s, and this one  was spectacular!  The orange rising sun poured its light across the shimmering waters of Lake Ontario, bathing the lighthouse in its warm glow. (Isn’t that too many adjectives??)  Suffice  to say it was flat out beautiful!

This is also the beginning of the summer season at the Carriage House Inn, where we are getting ready to welcome back old friends and looking forward to meeting new ones. If you haven’t already, look at the calendar and and book your favorite room for your Sodus Point visit at the Carriage House Inn, where you are just a few hundred feet from sunrises like this.

Speaking of calendars, be sure to check out the online calendar on our website.  Click on the tab “Explore Greater Sodus” and select “Local Events” from the drop down box.  Artfully designed by Cherie at TMB Studios, it’s an exciting website feature that we hope will  help our guests enjoy their Carriage House Inn experience even more.